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Amazon is “Cancel Culture Central” says Ruth Inst.

March 16, 2021

For Immediate Release

For More Information: media@ruthinstitute.org 

Amazon is “Cancel Culture Central” says Ruth Inst.

Amazon’s latest ban is When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment by Ryan T. Anderson. “Amazon is becoming ‘Cancel Culture Central,’” said Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., President of the Ruth Institute. “They’re rapidly moving from selling books to the high-tech equivalent of burning books.”

A group of senators wrote to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos asking for an explanation, since Amazon still carries a number of Anderson’s books and sold When Harry Became Sally from its publication in 2018 until just a few weeks ago.


When questioned, Amazon refers to its ill-defined standards, including a refusal to sell books considered “hateful.” Morse wondered, “Why weren’t these titles ‘hateful’ for the years Amazon offered them, but suddenly are now?

“How does a scientific debate violate Amazon’s sacred standards,” Morse asked. “The arguments in all of these books are presented dispassionately and backed by scientific data and expert opinion.”

Morse notes that the timing is suspicious. “Amazon dropped Anderson’s book on transgenderism the same week that Congress took up the so-called Equality Act, adding ‘transgenders’ to groups protected by civil rights law.

“This is not Amazon’s first episode of censorship,” Morse observed. “In 2019, they banned all books by the late Dr. Joseph Nicolosi, Sr., M.D., the father of reparative therapy. More recently, Amazon abruptly canceled the MassResistance book, The Health Hazards of Homosexuality, a book it helped to publish.”

Amazon is just the tip of the iceberg. In February, Twitter cancelled the account of Focus on the Family’s Daily Citizen for describing Biden’s nominee for Assistant Secretary for Health at the Department of Health and Human Services, Dr. Rachel Levine, as “a transgender woman, that is, a man who believes he is a woman.”

Morse said: “That description is fully in accord with biology. Amazon and the rest of the high-tech establishment want to pretend that the debate on transgenderism is closed. In fact, they’re terrified of a discussion because they know full well that there’s nothing scientific about a man ‘identifying’ as a woman. Did he somehow change his DNA?”

Morse noted that Amazon’s standards allow it to continue selling Hitler’s Mein Kampf. Morse explained: “Other than a few neo-Nazi crackpots, no one is influenced by Mein Kampf. A reasonable person reading scientific arguments against transgenderism just might be persuaded. The High-Tech Establishment is so committed to the transgender ideology, they won’t take that risk.”

The Ruth Institute is a global non-profit organization, leading an international interfaith coalition to defend the family and build a civilization of love.

Jennifer Roback Morse is the author of The Sexual State: How Elite Ideologies Are Destroying Lives.

To schedule an interview with Dr. Morse, contact media@ruthinstitute.org.


Cancel Culture Has Us All in the Crosshairs Ruth Inst. Says

February 25, 2021

For Immediate Release

For more information, contact media@ruthinstitute.org.

Cancel Culture Has Us All in the Crosshairs Ruth Inst. Says

“This may be the greatest threat to freedom in America today,” Ruth Institute President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., said of censorship and the cancel culture.

Earlier this month, the pro-family group MassResistance discovered that its credit-card processing had been shut down. Supporters who tried to donate online were told their credit card was “declined,” with no further explanation offered. “For nine harrowing days, we worked to deal with this,” said MassResistance chairman Brian Camenker. Additionally, Amazon now refuses to sell the MassResistance book, The Health Hazards of Homosexuality, after offering it for several years.

Morse noted: “This has been going on for some time, but the trend has accelerated since the Capitol Hill riot last month. Conservatives have been de-platformed and lost speaking venues and book deals. Simon & Schuster violated its contract to publish Sen. Josh Hawley’s book, ironically titled The Tyranny of Big Tech.” However, the book will be published in May by Regnery.


“No one is immune,” Morse observed. “Focus on the Family, one of the largest pro-family groups in the nation, had its Twitter account locked. Their offense? A tweet pointing out that Dr. Rachel Levine, President Biden’s nominee for Asst. Secretary of Health, is a man who says he’s a woman. According to Twitter, acknowledging this biological fact is ‘hateful.’ That means reality is ‘hateful.’”

Morse continued: “Even President Trump has had his Twitter account locked for more than a month. The Tech Oligarchs aren’t afraid of the President of the United States. That tells you something about who really holds power in this country.”

Morse disclosed, “In 2017, the Ruth Institute temporarily lost our ability to process donations because of our opposition to the Sexual State. Vanco Payments said we were ‘flagged’ as a group with a product or service ‘that promotes hate, violence, harassment and/or abuse.’ If countering family breakdown and helping victims of the sexual revolution makes us ‘hateful,’ so be it.”

Morse called the censorship movement “nothing less than an attempt to enforce groupthink and avoid a debate on many of the most important issues confronting our society.

“It works this way: If you oppose same-sex marriage, you’re ‘hateful.’ If you oppose the destruction of women’s sports in the name of ‘equality,’ you’re ‘hateful.’ If you affirm that a man who says he’s a woman is still a man, you’re ‘hateful.’ And if you oppose administering cross-sex hormones to adolescents -- you’re just too hateful for words.’’

On Tuesday, March 2nd at 7:00pm EST, Morse will have a Facebook Live Chat with Brian Camenker and a representative of Focus on the Family to discuss censorship.

During the week of March 7-13, the Ruth Institute will launch its Fighting Censorship and Propaganda Resource Center.

See also: Brian Camenker on the “Dr. J Show” discussing Amazon banning his book.

Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse is the author of The Sexual State: How Elite Ideologies Are Destroying Lives

The Ruth Institute is a global non-profit organization, leading an international interfaith coalition to defend the family and build a civilization of love.

To schedule an interview with Dr. Morse, contact media@ruthinstitute.org.


Ruth Inst. President Addresses Catholic Law Guild and Legatus of Lincoln, NE

January 26, 2021

For Immediate Release

For More Information: info@ruthinstitute.org

Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., Founder and President of the Ruth Institute, addressed the Catholic Lawyers Guild of the Diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska, and the Lincoln chapter of Legatus, a national association of Catholic business leaders, in person last week.

In her remarks to the Lawyers Guild, Morse charged: "The Sexual Revolution is a lawless totalitarian movement. Those of us in the pro-life and pro-family movements have been staring into the abyss of sin for a long time." (Watch the video of her speech, “The Sexual Revolution: The Church was right all along, and we can prove it!” here.)


Morse cited the example of David Daleiden, the undercover journalist who caught Planned Parenthood officials illegally negotiating the sale of body parts from aborted babies. Rather than prosecuting Planned Parenthood for felonies, the Sexual State allowed Planned Parenthood to sue Daleiden for civil damages.

In her talk, Morse referred to the traditional understanding of law, as enunciated by St. Thomas Aquinas. "Law is an ordinance of reason, promulgated by the proper authority, to promote the common good." She cited no-fault divorce as a lawless exercise of state power. "Treating the innocent and the guilty identically is the opposite of justice. Dissolving a marriage at the request of one party, against the express wishes of the other, does not promote the common good."

The Catholic Lawyers Guild helps members integrate their faith in their professional life, and provides a forum for addressing ethical and spiritual questions related to the legal profession in a practical way.

Among those present at Morse's talk were the Most Reverend James Conley, Bishop of Lincoln, and the Hon. Mike Foley, Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska.

During the trip, Morse also addressed the Lincoln chapter of Legatus, which is part of an international organization of Catholic business leaders and executives, who have committed to study, live, and spread the Catholic faith.

Morse is a popular speaker at conservative and pro-family functions, and has addressed the Family Research Council, The Acton Institute, and Alliance Defending Freedom, among other national organizations. She has also spoken around the world including in Uganda, Australia, Spain, and Rome.

The Ruth Institute is a global non-profit organization, leading an international interfaith coalition to defend the family and build a civilization of love.

Jennifer Roback Morse is the author of The Sexual State: How Elite Ideologies Are Destroying Lives.

To schedule an interview with Dr. Morse, contact info@ruthinstitute.org.

 

 

 



Global Ruling Class Supports Sexual Revolution at Cost of Individuals’ Health and Well-being

November 3, 2020

For Immediate Release

For more information, contact Don Feder: dfeder@rcn.com

“Whatever the outcome of Tuesday’s election, COVID policy is likely to change,” said Ruth Institute President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D. “We should not forget the lessons we’ve learned about the Global Ruling Class and their priorities. Since the pandemic was declared in March, we have learned that there really is a Global technocratic ruling class and that they fully support the Sexual Revolution.”

Here are a few examples of their priorities:


  • Churches are closed but abortion clinics remain open.
  • People postpone medical care to avoid overloading hospitals, but, after a very brief pause, transgender medical procedures continue.
  • Hugging our family members is considered unsafe but having sex with strangers is safe.
  • Millions of businesses are threatened with economic ruin– one in six restaurants went out of business-- but the pornography industry is thriving.
  • The Global Ruling Class uses the internet to manipulate and intimidate dissent from its COVID edicts, but does not make even a token effort to limit internet pornography.
  • Millions are suffering from depression, anxiety, and addiction relapses. The Global Ruling Class has done next to nothing to alleviate or even acknowledge this vast human cost.
  • Contact tracing is considered vital to combat spread of the virus, but casual sex with strangers is okay.

Regarding the last, Morse observed: “Dr. Anthony Fauci, the president’s COVID expert, favors contact tracing for those infected with the virus, but has no problem with sex among those who’ve hooked up through sites like Tinder or Grindr. In an April interview, the immunologist said that if someone chooses to be intimate with a casual acquaintance ‘that’s your choice’ regarding the risk.”

Morse added: “The unlimited abortion and contraception rights are based on a ‘right to privacy’ which the US Supreme Court discovered emanating from the penumbra of the First Amendment.All of a sudden, the technocratic elites have no privacy concerns whatsoever about testing or contact tracing for the Coronavirus.”

“The bottom line here,” said Morse, “is that the Global Ruling Class didn’t let COVID interfere in any way with the Sexual Revolution, which it embraces enthusiastically. Throughout the COVID crisis, virtually every aspect of life has been turned upside down, but not one premise of the Sexual Revolution has been challenged. The Global Ruling Class has tipped its hand: they support the Sexual Revolution, even when it risks people's health and well-being.”

The Ruth Institute is a global non-profit organization leading an international interfaith coalition to defend the family and build a civilization of love.


Ruth Inst. Applauds Texas Grand Jury Indictment of Netflix

October 29, 2020

For Immediate Release

For more information: media@ruthinstitute.org

Ruth Institute President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., said she was, “greatly encouraged that Netflix has been indicted by a grand jury in Tyler, Texas, for showing the movie ‘Cuties.’ I’m glad something is finally being done to oppose the sexual exploitation of children, as exemplified by this French film.”

According to a New York Post article, the Texas grand jury charged that Netflix did “knowingly promote visual material which depicts the lewd exhibition of the genitals or pubic area of a clothed or partially clothed child who was younger than 18 years of age at the time.”


Morse explained in an August 26 press release: “The movie is about a group of pre-teen girls doing highly eroticized dance routines to win a competition. From the way they’re dressed to their moves, ‘Cuties’ sexualizes girls who were playing with dolls a short time ago. Such depictions groom young women to be victims.”

Morse also noted from a Fox Business article, “Netflix is paying the price for promoting this degeneracy. Since it began showing ‘Cuties’ last month, it’s seen a spike in subscribers choosing not to renew the service, compared to the same period last year.”

There have also been calls in Congress for the Department of Justice to launch a criminal investigation. Rep. Vern Buchanan (R, Fla.) said it was time to “stop catering to predators and start paying more attention to protecting children.”

Morse concluded, “We need to get serious about combating the plague of child pornography. Young lives are at stake.”

The Ruth Institute is a global non-profit organization leading an international interfaith coalition to defend the family and build a civilization of love.

To schedule an interview with Dr. Morse, contact media@ruthinstitute.org.



Ruth Inst. President: The Global Ruling Class Likes Pedophilia

“There’s no other way to describe it: The global elite likes pedophilia,” said Ruth Institute President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D. “Of all of the demons released by the Sexual Revolution, the exploitation of children is the most depraved.”

Morse charged: “The evidence is overwhelming. The sexual abuse of children is a growing scandal in our society. At our Summit for Survivors of the Sexual Revolution, I stated flatly: ‘The Global Ruling Class likes pedophilia.’ In the six weeks since I gave that talk, three more incidents point to the same conclusion.”

“First, the Democratic Party nominated Kamala Harris for Vice-President of the United States. In the seven years she was San Francisco’s District Attorney, she did not prosecute a single priest who was accused of sexual abuse. She couldn’t find a single priest, living or dead, whose behavior needed to be examined in the entire Archdiocese of San Francisco. Unbelievable.”

According to a recent book by Peter Schweizer, Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America’s Progressive Elite, of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the United States, San Francisco was the only one in which no priests were prosecuted.


Meanwhile, Netflix began promoting the film “Cuties,” to air September 9. Morse explained: “The movie is about a group of pre-teen girls doing highly eroticized dance routines to win a competition. From the way they’re dressed to their moves, ‘Cuties’ sexualizes girls who were playing with dolls a short time ago. Such depictions groom young women to be victims. What kind of mind even conceives of such a program?”

Thirdly, a committee of the California Assembly voted 6-2 to weaken the prohibition on statutory rape. The bill exempts from mandatory registration in the state’s sexual offender registry an adult who had sex with a minor, if the ages of the victim and the perpetrator are less than 10 years apart. “Do the sponsors of this legislation understand that it would exempt a 20-year-old who had sexual relations with a 12-year-old?” Morse asked.

She added, “Any time you reduce the penalties for statutory rape, you encourage it. That California is in the forefront of this dangerous movement is hardly surprising.”

“The same elite that claims to be horrified by pedophilia is blasé when confronted with the evil. Sex with children is one of the few remaining taboos. Radicals are determined to sweep it away so that nothing interferes with indulging their appetites, no matter how perverse.”

“The pagan cults of the ancient world sacrificed the lives of children to appease the bloodlust of the gods,” Morse noted. “Today we are sacrificing the innocence of children to appease the sexual appetites of adults.”

See Dr. Morse’s speech at the Summit for Survivors of the Sexual Revolution, “Childhood Sexual Abuse: Ending It, Healing It.”

The Ruth Institute is a global non-profit organization leading an international interfaith coalition to defend the family and build a civilization of love.

To schedule an interview with Dr. Morse, contact media@ruthinstitute.org.


“Individuals with a Cervix” is the Latest Effort to Erase Women, Ruth Inst. Charges

“I don’t know whether to laugh or cry,” said Ruth Institute President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., regarding CNN using the expression “individuals with a cervix” instead of women, in a story about screenings for cervical cancer.

“We have come to expect this kind of nonsense from CNN. It’s no wonder CNN is at the bottom of the cable-news heap, with roughly half the viewership of FOX News.”

Morse continued, “I was really disappointed to see that the CNN story was a direct report from the American Cancer Society’s premier journal. The medical profession, including venerable organizations like the American Cancer Society, has gone all-in for the Sexual Revolution.”


“Increasingly, the Ruling Class and the Beautiful People of society avoid saying ‘man’ and ‘woman,’ to avoid offending men who say they are women,” said Morse. “In May, a UN official said we need to make language more ‘gender-neutral’ by avoiding words like ‘husband’ and ‘wife,’” she explained.

Morse urged: “CNN and the American Cancer Society need to get a grip on reality. There are two, and only two, sexes – male and female. A man doesn’t become a woman by wanting to be one, or by mutilating his body with hormones and surgery, none of which alters his DNA.”

Morse continued: “Only women can get cervical cancer, because only a woman has a cervix. Why is that so hard to understand? For decades progressives have claimed to be empowering women. Now they are erasing them and pretending that male and female are ‘social constructs.’ The Sexual Revolution was never really about empowering women.”

“There seems to be no end to CNN’s language-manipulation. Instead of saying ‘baby,’ it once used the expression ‘a fetus that was born,’ referring to protections for infants that survive an abortion,” Morse said.

“Just because CNN ‘self-identifies’ as a news channel doesn’t make it one.”

See also “Ruth Institute Rejects UN ‘Gender-Neutral Language’ Manipulation.”

The Ruth Institute is a global non-profit organization leading an international interfaith coalition to defend the family and build a civilization of love.

Jennifer Roback Morse is the author of The Sexual State: How Elite Ideologies Are Destroying Lives.

To schedule an interview with Dr. Morse, contact media@ruthinstitute.org.


Ruth Institute’s 2020 Summit for Survivors of the Sexual Revolution an Overwhelming Success

July 22, 2020

For Immediate Release

For More Information: media@ruthinstitute.org 

The Ruth Institute’s 2020 Summit for Survivors of the Sexual Revolution (July 17-18) overcame last-minute challenges to emerge as an historic contribution to the cause of educating the public about the millions of lives damaged by the Sexual Revolution.

“Despite new restrictions on public gatherings in Louisiana, announced by our governor only the week before the event, our 2020 Summit was more successful than we could have hoped,” said Ruth Institute President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D.


Morse explained that the Summit was a hybrid event, with in-person participation in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and online involvement. “None of the evils we confronted – pornography, sexual abuse, gender confusion, coercive population control and dramatically falling fertility – are going to call a time-out for a pandemic,” Morse observed.

The Summit included an Ambassador’s Program (intensive leadership training, by invitation only), an Awards Banquet and the Summit itself. Sessions included Surviving Childhood Sexual Abuse -- Surviving Pornography -- Surviving the LGBT Sub-Culture -- and Reporting from the Trenches on the Transgender Movement.

Among the topics covered in the Ambassador’s training program were: Understanding the Global Sexual RevolutionMedical Tragedies of the Sexual RevolutionSocial Science Evidence About the Sexual Revolution – and Human Rights Catastrophes of the Sexual Revolution: Population Control and Demographic Winter.

The speakers and panelists included experts as well as those offering personal testimony, among them: Dr. Michelle Cretella (Executive Director, American College of Pediatricians), Fr. Paul Sullins, Ph.D. (former Professor of Sociology at Catholic University of America and Senior Research Associate at the Ruth Institute), Dr. Paul Church (former Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Harvard Medical School), Sue Ellen Browder (a journalist and author of Subverted: How I Helped the Sexual Revolution Hijack the Women’s Movement), Luis Ruiz (a survivor of the Pulse Nightclub shootings who subsequently left the LGBT lifestyle), Faith Hakesley (a victim of rape by a Catholic priest who met with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI), Brandon Showalter (a journalist who has written extensively on the trans movement), Melea Stephens (a family therapist and board member of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation) and Attorney Cathy Cleaver Ruse (formerly Pro-Life Spokesman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops now Senior Fellow for Legal Studies at the Family Research Council).

Morse summed up the importance of having a live event during the time of COVID: “The relationships and friendships formed were invaluable. Although we were delighted to offer online participation to those who weren’t able to join us in person, including some of our speakers, there are distinct advantages that come from being physically present in a conference room with leaders and activists who are working on the same issues and share your perspective.”

“They need and deserve to have their values defended with research, analysis and personal anecdotes,” Morse said, “and we were grateful to be in a position to do just that.”

Recordings from the summit will be available on-line in the not too distant future.

The Ruth Institute is a global non-profit organization, leading an international interfaith coalition to defend the family and build a civilization of love.

Jennifer Roback Morse is the author of The Sexual State: How Elite Ideologies Are Destroying Lives.

To schedule an interview with Dr. Morse, contact media@ruthinstitute.org.


Supreme Court Strikes Down Mildest of Abortion Restrictions

June 30, 2020

For Immediate Release

For more information, contact media@ruthinstitute.org.

The Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law requiring abortionists to be within 30 miles of a hospital in case of a botched abortion. “How can the pro-abortion movement, which claims to care about women, oppose something that is for the health and protection of the mother?” asked Ruth Institute President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D.

“The Supreme Court’s liberal majority will do all it can to facilitate the Sexual Revolution, of which abortion is the crown jewel,” Morse said. “We’re told sex should be child-free, guilt-free and problem-free. If something inconvenient like conception occurs, abortion is the fail-safe.”


Fr. Paul Sullins, Ph.D., Senior Research Associate of the Ruth Institute, said, “No one who welcomes the Supreme Court's latest decision can ever again claim to be against substandard ‘back-alley’ abortions. The Court's myopic decisions in Roe v Wade and Doe v Bolton created this problem in the first place by preventing the adoption of federal standards for surgical abortions.

“Ample experience of women's brutal treatment at the hands of uncaring, self-serving abortion providers has shown that the abortion industry cannot regulate itself. Now the reasonable attempt by the people of Louisiana to ensure that the horrors of death mills such as Dr. Gosnell's in Pennsylvania can have no place in their state, have been thwarted by the self-appointed experts in medical care of the Supreme Court.”

Fr. Sullins will speak on post-abortion trauma at the Ruth Institute’s Summit for Survivors of the Sexual Revolution July 17-18 in Lake Charles, LA.

The Ruth Institute is a global non-profit organization leading an international interfaith coalition to defend the family and build a civilization of love.

Jennifer Roback Morse is the author of The Sexual State: How Elite Ideologies Are Destroying Lives.

To schedule an interview with Dr. Morse, contact media@ruthinstitute.org.


Survivors Summit Covers Abuse, Addictions and Attitudes that Threaten our Civilization

June 23, 2020

For Immediate Release

For More Information: media@ruthinstitute.org 

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s disastrous Bostock decision, the Ruth Institute’s Summit for Survivors of the Sexual Revolution takes on extreme urgency. The Summit, to be held July 17-18, in Lake Charles, LA, will analyze the many ways the Sexual Revolution needs the power of the State to do its destructive work.

Ruth Institute President, Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., stated, “The Bostock ruling redefines “female” and “male” for purposes of law. The Obergefell decision redefined marriage. The Federalist Society vetted Gorsuch, appointed by Pres. Trump, who wrote the majority opinion. This terrible ruling shows that the conservative legal establishment has no idea how to address sexual and social issues. The Sexual Revolution attacks both the individual and the family. At our Summit, we’ll take a hard look at some of the most destructive pathologies the Global Ruling Class has inflicted on ordinary people.”

Expert presentations will include:


  • Surviving Childhood Sexual Abuse – The future of health and the family depends on ending it. No one will do this but people of faith! Presented by Dr. Morse and Fr. Paul Sullins, Ph.D.
  • Surviving Pornography, as a nation, as a family, as an individual: Pornography as a Public Health Crisis, Melea Stephens (of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation) and Protecting Young Eyes: Tools for Parents and Other Educators, presented by Chris McKenna (of Covenant Eyes).
  • Surviving the LGBT Sub-Culture: Medical Issues – presented by Dr. Michelle Cretella, MD, of the American College of Pediatricians.
  • Reporting from the front lines of the Transgender Movement – stories from parents of gender-confused children, “desisters” (individuals who lived as the opposite sex and stopped), resistance within the medical profession and surprising new allies, presented by journalist Brandon Showalter.

The program will also include testimony from Survivors of the Sexual Revolution, as well as activists’ panels, question and answer sessions and general discussions.

Among the participants on the Surviving the LGBT subculture panel are journalist Doug Mainwaring and Pulse Nightclub shooting survivor, Luis Ruiz. Both left the LGBT subculture.

Morse observed: “After the Bostock ruling, social conservatives of all faiths have realized beyond any shadow of a doubt: we are on our own. Participants at our Summit will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of redefining the direction of the social conservative movement. The encounter with experts and their analysis, the first-hand testimony of Survivors, and the experience of effective activists, will inspire participants. They will come away with new friends as well as practical tips on how to get involved and make a difference.”

Learn about our Ambassadors Training here. Get the full run-down on The Summit here.

The Ruth Institute is a global non-profit organization leading an international interfaith coalition to defend the family and build a civilization of love.

Jennifer Roback Morse is the author of The Sexual State: How Elite Ideologies are Destroying Lives.

To schedule an interview with Dr. Morse, contact media@ruthinstitute.org.


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