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Gary Boyd FCC v. Fox is being hailed by many as the most important case to come before the Supreme Court since 1978.  The case addresses a question of utility: Is it still desirable for the FCC to regulate the content on U.S. airwaves?  The answer...

This is your chance to participate in a "March for Life" event.  As we approach the 39th Anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that has allowed 50 million unborn Americans to have their lives abruptly ended, there are numerous events around the country to remind...

Remember the old cliché?  “It not as important what you say as how you say it.”  We think we found a great example of that. Take a look at these two pro-life ads.  They have almost identical wording and images, but the impact is quite different. ...

In Texas, a federal appeals court upheld the state's sonogram law, which requires that women seeking abortions view a picture of their baby before having the procedure. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower court ruling, which had issued an injunction, preventing the...

Scott M. Soulier All students need to be as safe as possible in school.  It has long been asserted (and is superficially plausible) that bullying from other students, loss of friendship, and other external influences cause the depression, mental illness, and worst of all, suicide attempts,...

We asked UFI Readers this question: “Based on your experience, what do you think is the ideal time spacing before bringing the next child into your family?” This is how they responded: 14 Percent           9-18 months       58 Percent           2 years 10 Percent           2 ½ years 13 Percent           3 years 3 Percent            ...

Gary Boyd In New York City, 160 congregations have been or will shortly be expelled from utilizing school facilities as places of worship, pursuant to city policy.   After the U.S. Supreme Court, last month, refused to rule on an appeal brought by one of the affected...

In a case that has been hailed as one of the most important religious freedom tests in over a decade, the U.S. Supreme Court has rendered a unanimous decision that clearly states that churches have the right to determine who their employees will be and...

By Kelli Houghton I have become increasingly alarmed by frequent comments I hear from young male adults and teenagers as they express fear about the thought of taking on the responsibilities of marriage and children. What has been most surprising is that most of these young...

Rachel Allison Have you ever heard the phrase, “If you will do for “X” minutes everyday what no one else is willing to do, you will in “X” year(s) be able to do what no one else CAN do? My husband heard this phrase used years ago...

The Longevity Project, released last year, gives some interesting insights into what is involved in living a long and healthy life.  Needless to say, stable families and marriage was addressed.  But one distressing finding did emerge.  What is the single strongest social predictor of early...

Here’s the question we asked UFI readers: “What do you think of “fear of divorce” as an excuse/reason to not marry?” Here’s how UFI readers responded: 13  Percent                          Rational and valid feeling 62  Percent                          Ridiculous and weak 25  Percent                          Just a sign of the times  Want to start a rousing conversation? ...

Danny Quinney I hate to brag, but I’m probably the stupidest person I know.  Want an example of my dumbery?  Take women for instance.  To me, women are like cellos.  I don’t know anything about them either.  How did I learn so much about opposite sex? ...

With the relentless onslaught by popular culture and politics against the traditional family, it can be a difficult task to narrow it down to just one thing that we at United Families International can say is the worst development of the year 2011.  But that...

Rachel Allison Do you remember the term “sunshine soldier and summer patriot?” The term was found in Thomas Paine’s series of pamphlets published  during the American Revolution.  He wrote them because the colonists needed hope...

We asked UFI readers the following question: “Is the societal shift toward women as the primary wage earner and men as “house husbands” a good thing or a bad thing?” Here is their response: 3 Percent                     “Good Thing” 89 Percent                   “Bad Thing” 8 Percent                     “Doesn’t Matter” The societal shift towards men...

Ann Bailey If Cancun is all excited about courting same-sex marriages, that makes it easier to choose another destination for my next vacation.  The media has been abuzz recently about the fact that a loop-hole in the local civil code allows same-sex marriages to take place...

Ann Bailey If you’re “pro-choice” (hate that phrase) and you can’t bring yourself to acknowledge that the unborn child is INDEED a child, you can make all sorts of excuses for your behavior or your predicament.  In a recent Salon article, “Why women have Second Trimester...

by Rachel Allison Aren’t we all motivated by the turning of the calendar?  December thirty first of each year not only causes many of us to turn our thoughts to the past twelve months, but also to face the next twelve months with hope and resolution...

Here’s the question we asked UFI readers: Should a church have the right to fire an employee who doesn’t abide by the church’s clearly stated standards of conduct? Here’s how readers responded: 100  Percent                “Yes” 0  Percent                    “No” Looks like there’s pretty strong agreement that churches do not have to...

Rose Marie Murray Every year my children predictably ask, “What do you want for Christmas?” My predictable answer? “World peace!” With heavy sighs, they prod again. But that’s what I really want, world peace. Doesn’t everybody? Now that my children are young adults I have a...

Danny Quinney If you’re anything like me, and I know I am, you love Christmas.  It’s that magical time of the year where you get to go around using words like “Tis”, and “Twas”.  I especially love chasing my wife around with mistletoe.  Up until today,...

Rachel Allison I don’t know if our UFI readers remember my writing about a group of women who, experiencing the heartache caused by their own abortions, have dedicated themselves to educating, influencing and hopefully inspiring others to choose life.  I heard from one of these women this...