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Today, January 22, marks the 38th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade.  Since 1973, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that every woman had a constitutional right to have an abortion, some 55 million pre-born children have been ripped from their mother’s womb and discarded.  But...

“Should political rhetoric be blamed for horrific actions of lone-acting individuals?” was the question and here is how our readers responded: No                    91 percent Yes                   6 percent Undecided       3 percent Regarding this question, UFI received several emails such as this: “When you tell us to vote, please TELL...

“Forty-one percent of all pregnancies end in abortion in New York City” has been a reoccurring headline over the last few weeks.  You add that to the Guttmacher Institute’s recent release of abortion statistics telling us that the nationwide abortion rate has gone up one...

If you’re pregnant or know someone who is, this is the app for you.  Released last spring by Pampers, this free app allows you to “enjoy the full experience of your baby’s development even before he or she is born.”  You can monitor your baby’s...

We regularly read of the need for more sex education in our schools in an effort to avoid teen pregnancy.  Shows like Teen Mom and 16 and Pregnant garner lots of attention and add to the perception that the biggest problem with out-wedlock-child bearing can...

“Is abortion a crime against the unborn or an important medical procedure that helps women control their own bodies and destinies?” begins the text of a CBS News slide show chronicling the 25 U.S. states with the highest abortion rate.  The ranking is by percentage,...

“What do you see as your top priority for the new year?  Here's what you said: 17 percent      Improving physical health 58 percent      Strengthening spiritual life 17 percent      Improving family relationships 8  percent       Improving financial health We were a little surprised, with the current economic conditions, that...

Since 1993, January 16 has been designated as “Religious Freedom Day” in the U.S. “It was the genius of America's forefathers to protect our freedom of religion, including the freedom to practice none at all,” reads last year’s Presidential Proclamation commemorating this First Amendment right. ...

Pregnant women may no longer have to submit to risky amniocentesis to determine the health of their unborn child.  The new blood test, years in the creation and testing, has moved closer to being available to the general public.  With this blood test “about 98...

We, at United Families International, have been greatly saddened by what occurred in Tucson, Arizona, where six people were killed and more than a dozen injured.  The tragedy in Tucson is a tragedy for us all.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims...

Unfortunately, the bad news for children of divorce continues to pile up.  This time a new study showing that children whose parents divorce are more than twice (2.2 times) as likely to suffer a stroke at some point during their lives as children who grew...

“Mother” and “father” are no longer applicable terms, this according to the U.S. State Department.   The recent announcement that “mother” and “father” will be removed from the passport application is just the latest move towards a “gender-neutral” world.   Brenda Sprague, deputy assistant Secretary of State...

The issue of whether or not proponents of Prop 8 have “standing” has been tossed back to the California Supreme Court for a decision.  The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has requested an interpretation of California law that would permit the Prop 8 proponents to...

The number of teen births in America has seen record declines, but compared to most Western European countries, the U.S. still leads in the number of teen births - this according to census data released in December.   Europe averages 24 teen births per 1,000 (girls...

Waiting until marriage to have sex had the strongest correlations with positive outcomes for the marital relationship concludes a new study published in the December issue of the Journal of Family Psychology. According to the study, married couples who delayed having sex were more...

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. ~Norman Vincent Peale Dear Friends: We wanted to commemorate this special time with a few of our favorite quotes: Christmas is a necessity.  There has to be at least one day of...

Who is more likely to marry and then bear children?   1) a young woman who got a year or two of education at a local college   2) a young woman who has a graduate degree from Berkley or Harvard?  The answer:  on average, the young...

“Duh.  They had to do a study to find that out?  Teen girls have been the prime target for sexuality since the sixties!  Finally someone notices?” was the response of a UFI reader to a listing of this new report in our UFI Weekly.  Perhaps...

Giving is the very essence of Christmas and the greatest gifts in the world are all about family, for family.  As I reflect on gifts that have made a difference in my life, my thoughts turn not only to my own family, but also to...

Here’s how you, our readers, answered a couple of poll questions: Should doctors and other medical professionals have the right to “opt out” of procedures that they find morally objectionable? 100 percent                        Yes, that right should be maintained. 0 percent                        No, as a professional they gave away that...

The religious environment is changing is the conclusion of the Barna Group Research as they announce their “Six Megathemes Emerging in 2010.”  An analysis of 5,000 interviews conducted over the last year showed some trends that reflect some concerns regarding the status and strength of...

“Poverty:  Where we all Started” is the title of a clever video produced by Population Research Institute (PRI).  It discusses some of the myths surrounding poverty reduction. “Reducing the number of people in the world doesn't make those who remain any wealthier,” says Joseph Powell, the...

“Choice on Earth” wallpaper adorns the home page of Planned Parenthood’s website.  Some Planned Parenthood (PP) clinics still offer the “Choice on Earth” holiday cards as well as gift certificates good for, among other things, abortion services.   That must be somewhere on an “ultimate stocking...

“The legalization of polygamy will soon follow the legalization of same-sex marriage.  The arguments in favor of same-sex marriage are identical arguments that can be applied to the legalization of polygamy.” We’ve been saying it for years and so have many others…in spite of the...