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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...

Diane Robertson Parents did you know that the ACLU has launched a campaign they call, "Don't Filter Me"?  They are asking students across the nation to check out five websites at their schools to see if they are filtering them and then to report back to...

Melissa Anderson I am an active duty military officer.  Right now my husband and children are on the west coast and I am on the east.  My heart stayed with my children.  Every morning I wake up wondering how I’ll make it another moment without six...

Rachel Allison Five years ago one of my closest friends chose a lesbian life-style.  Prior to her decision she was devoted to her church and her faith.  I know she doesn’t attend church services any more, but I hope she continues to stay close to God...

An international team of pediatric researchers have determined that “stressful life events in childhood have an impact on the course of migraine and TTH [tension-type headache] and increase the possibility of combined headaches.”  The researchers used both clinical and epidemiological databases to reach their conclusions. ...

Here’s the question we asked our UFI readers: “If the Prop 8 case reaches the U.S. Supreme Court, will the court agree to hear the case?” Here’s how readers responded: 70 Percent                          “Yes” 11 Percent                          “No” 19 Percent                          “Don’t know”...

Danny Quinney Earlier this week I heard about an incident in Raeford, North Carolina.  Apparently a state worker was checking lunches of elementary school students to make sure they met the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) guidelines for nutrition.  This unidentified state worker told a student...

Diane Robertson On Monday, February 13th, Governor Christine Gregoire signed gay marriage into law making Washington State the seventh in the U.S. to legalize same-sex marriage.  This was big news for both liberals and conservatives, the religious and the non-religious. One thing that particularly caught my attention...

Ann Bailey Any mother who has ever packed a school lunch for their child can tell you of the challenges involved in bridging the gap between what a child will eat, what is nutritious, what can go unrefrigerated, what you have in your fridge or cupboard,...

Rachel Allison On this Valentine’s Day my thoughts are not only focused on my Sweetheart Husband, but I’m thinking about my two single marriage-age sons. I found this little quiz on line and I’m sending it not only to them, but to you, our readers…. For those of...

People who marry and have children intuitively know that children are a blessing and a benefit, not only to them, but to society as a whole.  They know this in spite of the endless chattering of population control advocates and environmentalists that insist that human...

Just in time to celebrate National Marriage Week, Patrick Fagan of Family Research Council offers “162 Reasons to Marry.”  National Marriage week began on Feb. 7 and ends, predictably, on Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14).  Fagan’s report gives a run-down of some of the more commonly...