Recently, Pope Francis publicly denounced abortion as a facet of a “throwaway culture” that places little value on human life. Although the Catholic Church has made its stance on abortion clear throughout its history, suggesting that those who receive abortions care less about other people than those who are pro-life is not a fair judgment of a practice that many women deem their only viable option.
There is a dangerous movement taking hold in the media industry. News outlets, hungry for content to satisfy the 24-hour news cycle, have been exploiting the due process of many individuals charged with committing crimes that have been deemed newsworthy. This trend is commonly known as “trial by media,” and its effects on defendants and the general public may be doing an injustice to the intended objectivity of the United States judiciary process.
There is an obvious double standard in public opinion on sexually active men and women. Women are subject to a variety of harsh criticisms with regards to their appearance and behavior, and are expected to hold themselves to a certain set of standards that society has laid out for them.