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Rachel Allison How many times does history have to repeat itself before we learn that values matter? Families matter. Moral courage matters. Honor and integrity matter. Not only for individual happiness and prosperity, but for the good and strengthening of society.  Which fails us first…The family...

For about 50 years radical feminists have been telling women that they don’t need men – let alone marry one - and the motherhood thing?  “Well, you’ll be healthier and happier with a high-powered career.”  Every dedicated feminist would probably tell you: “If in the...

Here’s the question we asked our readers: “Would you support legislation that would require the state to publish the names of each doctor who performs an abortion and detailed statistics (not her name) about the woman having the procedure?” Here’s how readers responded: 60 Percent                   Yes 37 Percent                  ...

Melissa Anderson Something about being away from my children makes me crazy.  On days I'm not crazy lonesome or crazy melancholy or a crazy shopper buying crazy amounts of children clothing to send to my adorable children, I'm just a mama crazy in love with her...

Monday, March 26th began the first day that the constitutionality of the 2010 healthcare law, known as Obamacare, will be argued in the Supreme Court. This is a court case that many American’s have strong opinions about and will be closely watching the outcome. For...

Rachel Allison There are many causes in the world:  “Save the whales;” “Save the forests;” ”Save our environment;” “Preserve Freedom.;” and, of course, “Save the Family.” It’s important for people to have a cause.  It keeps us focused during our discretionary time on bettering our neighborhoods,...

Ann Bailey “Childhood obesity” is regularly in the headlines – in fact it is often referred to as an “epidemic.”  Last year Michelle Obama launched a special initiative to fight it and just last month you may recall the uproar surrounding a lunchroom worker who forced...

Here’s the question we asked readers:             Should a gestational mother (carries an unborn child to term, but not biologically related) have parental rights after the child’s birth? Here’s how readers responded: 10 Percent                   Yes                                                                        63 Percent                   No 27 Percent                   Don’t know  This is a tough question and it represents...

Diane Robertson Years ago while searching for information about miscarriages, I ran across a question and answer website for women who had recently had abortions. One girl asked, “Will I ever get over this pain?” The answer again and again from other women who had had...

Rachel Allison Sociology 101 taught me about the term “looking-glass self.” What others think of me, how people speak to me, how those around me react to me, basically determines what I think of myself.”  There are those strong individuals that can and have broken out...

Danny Quinney OHMIGOSH.  I have the funniest story.  Seriously, you are going to die laughing.  So picture this, my best friend and I are driving, and he said something that, I thought, was a little rude.  We often tease each other, but this was over the...

Carol Soelberg What do phrases like "gender transformers," "comprehensive sex education," or endless references to "contraceptive commodities" have to do with a priority theme of: "The empowerment of rural women and their role in poverty and hunger eradication?"  Those are the questions that our UFI team...

Diane Robertson Cory Silverberg an AASECT certified sexuality educator and the Sexuality Guide for About.com, a writer and teacher about sexuality, access, and inclusion is writing a children’s book titled, What Makes a Baby. From the author: “What Makes a Baby is my response to the fact that...

Rachel Allison Townhall’s political editor, Guy Benson’s article caught my attention with the shocking title:  Liberal Women Plan “Sex Strike” to Protest Nonexistent Contraception Ban. “Liberal Ladies Who Lunch” is the organization who is calling for the “Sex Strike.” Quotes by “Liberal Ladies Who Lunch:” “If our reproductive rights...

It appears that there are people who just don't get the fact that religion has every right to be part of the political dialogue and active in "the public square."   The citizens of El Paseo are making sure that their mayor learns that lesson. This story...

By now you’ve probably read at least one article about the two British ethicists who wrote an article for the Journal of Medical Ethics where they argued that infanticide (killing a newborn infant) is acceptable – even ethical.  The article has created a global firestorm. ...

Danny Quinney I rarely exercise.  And by “rarely” I mean NEVER. My wife on the other hand works out several times a week.  She is quite the little hard body.  And you know what they say, “a hard woman is good to find” (wicked grin).  The bummer...

Rachel Allison A few days ago a Portuguese cardinal sparked controversy by repeating the Catholic Church’s longstanding teaching to encourage women to be at home with their children. He stressed that the function of a mother is essential to the education of her children. Cardinal Manuel...

When Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius took questions from the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health about President Barack Obama’s fiscal year 2013 budget proposal last Thursday, she commented that a reduction in the number of human beings born in the United...

Here’s the question we asked readers: “Does a mandatory comparative religion class (focusing on historical significance of religions & creeds) violate the religious freedoms of parents and their children?” Here’s how readers responded: 43 percent           Yes 45 percent           No 12 percent           Unsure We asked this question because of recent...

Danny Quinney I’ve mentioned before I’m a political junkie.  I love reading, watching and listening to anything political. BUT, anyone who knows me knows I’m a whimp.  A big ‘fraidy-cat.  I don’t talk about politics.  I’m not quick enough on my feet.  When talking to someone,...

Rachel Allison Last Wednesday night my husband and I had the opportunity to attend the Presidential debate.  What an exciting evening!  And we had great seats….right behind CNN’s technical crew.  We not only had a great view of the stage, but we could see a small...

Ladies, unless your Angelina Jolie and have endless money, you’ll probably want to marry that guy you’re living with.  A new study suggests that women short change themselves when they settle for premarital cohabitation rather than marriage. Looking at the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, researchers...

Diane Robertson Washington State has become the seventh U.S. state to legalize same-sex "marriage." This new law is considered an anti-discrimination law. Many of these laws, like Washington State's, will include a religious clause. These clauses are there to exempt churches and clergymen from being sued...