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Here’s the question we asked our readers:  “Should a physician be held accountable (sued) for not prescribing a test for Down syndrome for an unborn child?” Here’s how UFI readers responded: Yes                         2 Percent            No                          97 Percent Unsure                 1 Percent   This question was a result of...

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...

Diane Robertson The first amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees the rights to freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and freedom of the press. However, all over the nation businesses, the government, schools, and universities are revoking those rights because the person in charge does not...

Rachel Allison Last week I spoke to a very frustrated new mother.  She wasn’t frustrated with her new baby.  She was frustrated with the 7 and 13 year-old boys who now call her Mom.  She and their father married a month ago.  She grew to love...

Danny Quinney So I’m at a restaurant recently, minding my own business, when I look over at a young family.  What caught my eye was not the cute little kids (two or three years old), who were adorable, but the iPad that was propped up on...

Here’s the question we asked our readers: Regarding expressions,” of religious faith and prayer by political leaders, is there:  “too much,” “too little,”  “about right or “don’t know?” Here’s how readers answered: Too much        0 Percent        Too little          85 Percent About right      9 Percent         Don’t know      6 Percent   This question...

Ann Bailey Suicide, substance abuse, over-dosing, cutting, eating disorders, and other forms of self-injury are all obvious signs of distress and trauma among young people.  The number of adolescents who exhibit these destructive behaviors has been increasing for several decades.  Ever asked why?  Researchers in Australia...

“Same-sex marriage is not a human right.”  No, that line didn’t come from some conservative pro-family group; but it came, last month, from an unexpected place – the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France.    The ruling was the result of a case involving...

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. ...