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Diane Robertson Across the nation in several public universities and colleges, students and professors are being denied their right to conscience: the inner sense of what is right or wrong in one's conduct or motives, impelling one toward right action. This is particularly in regards to...

Melissa Anderson About a year ago I almost bought one of those hilarious bumper stickers that say “Save the Ta-Tas”. I thought it’d look great slapped across the back of my minivan, right next to the CTR sticker.  I didn’t buy it, not because I’m not...

Rachel Allison Thomas Fuller, English historian and writer wrote, “The first faults are theirs that commit them; the second theirs that permit them.”  Another quote worth memorizing is by Plautus, “I count that man as lost who has lost his sense of shame.” We also lose much...

Melissa Anderson My husband is usually a fashion disaster.  Mind you I’m not much better, but at least I don’t wear blue plaid pants with a striped brown shirt. He never leaves the house in such disrepair, but he is known to lounge about our home...

Here’s the question we asked UFI readers: “If the U.S. Supreme Court rules that the FCC cannot police the airways for indecency, are you prepared to completely prohibit TV viewing in your home?” Here’s how the readers responded: 45 Percent                   Already do prohibit TV viewing 30 Percent                   Will start...

Diane Asay We usually hear that we should honor our parents, but I propose that we also honor our children.  Our children deserve to feel that they have worth.  They deserve to be treated and respected as an equal.  They deserve to be raised the best...

Ann Bailey Pregnancy is unethical.  Bet you didn’t know that.  Anna Smajdor, an ethicist at the UK’s University of East Anglia, believes that being pregnant for nine months  and then delivering  the child is too risky, painful and socially restrictive to subject women to it any...

Did you know that 38 percent of kids under 18 with a cell phone have a Smartphone?   Do you feel confident that you know what your children are viewing?  If you think that you do, you just may well be wrong.   For example, have you...

On January 23rd, hundreds of thousands of people traveled to our nation’s capital to protest the Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion.  The protest has been going on for years and has gained not only momentum, but numbers…especially among the younger crowd. Katie Hinderer, a freelance writer...

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...