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Today is a big day.  The U.S. goes before the U.N. Human Rights Council—first time ever—for a Universal Periodic Review.  You may recall last August, when the U.S. submitted their report confessing to their “human rights violations,” the report included such things as:   Arizona’s immigration legislation...

As everyone works to analyze and dissect Tuesday’s election, we were disappointed but not surprised that the standard refrain is still making the rounds—“pushing conservative social issues is a dead-end, social issues can’t get conservative politicians elected.”  Nothing could be further from the truth. As Family...

“Husband confronts abortion protesters outside clinic,” the headline reads.  I’ve seen it all over the blogosphere this week.  “He gives them a piece of his mind while he videotapes the whole thing,” continues the article lead in.   I watched the video with interest, cringing...

I have been involved in the trenches of popular electoral politics for my entire adult life.  Experiences gained in these years led me into involvement with United Families International. And while UFI is a non-partisan organization, I recognized that unless caring,...

We asked UFI readers: Regarding the citizens of Iowa's efforts to unseat the judges who mandated same-sex marriage in their state, do you see this type of concentrated effort directed at the judiciary as a healthy or unhealthy trend? Healthy Trend?               1oo percent Unhealthy Trend?              0 percent UFI readers...

“Child poverty is an ongoing national concern, but few are aware of the principal cause: the absence of married fathers in the home. According to the U.S. Census, the poverty rate for single parents with children in the United States in 2008 was 36.5 percent....

A meta-analysis of 26 previously-published studies focusing on children living with same-sex parents finds “evidence […that] suggests intergenerational transfer of sexual orientation can occur at statistically significant and substantial rates, especially for female parents or female children.” Walter Schumm, Kansas State University researcher, concluded that 28...

The UN ideologues are at it again! This week a special UN Rapporteur or "expert" will be presenting to the UN General Assembly (GA) a report promoting yet another fabricated human-right - the "right to comprehensive sexual education."   Comprehensive sex education is a movement promoting...

“Marijuana us the number one addiction for 65 percent of all teens in drug rehab.  It is the gateway drug to cocaine and meth.  Marijuana harms lungs faster than smoking cigarettes.”  These are just a few of the statistics that have been highlighted in the...

It was 60 years ago this month when the United Nations Children's Education Fund (UNICEF) began their highly successful "Trick or Treat for UNICEF" campaign.  Several generations of Halloween-costumed children have carried the orange donation boxes door to door to help children in countries around...

This story began back in 2008 when 18 pro-life advocates were arrested for standing on a public street and sharing a pro-life message.  They were handcuffed, hauled to jail and not told what the charges were until the next day.  The three females in the...

“Do you believe that those who protest against abortion should be allowed to set up public displays of photos showing the carnage of abortion?” Yes                 88 percent No                  12 percent We chose this topic because of the recent situation in Canada where university students were...

It's been an interesting few weeks and months.  There are many things that have occurred in the social policy world that should give all of us cause for great optimism.  Such things as the state of Nebraska's new "Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act," Brazil's...

The Fourth District Court of Appeal has ruled that four San Diego firefighters had their rights violated and were sexually harassed when they were forced to work during a 2007 Gay Pride Parade.  The firefighters were forced to be part of the parade in spite...

The pro-life community around the country is celebrating as Nebraska’s revolutionary and hopefully trendsetting bill went into effect on Oct. 15.  Preborn children 20 weeks and older will now be protected as “The Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” takes effect.  This bill acknowledges the...

No telling your child to go to church, no spanking, no input on the information that your child may be receiving—these are things that the UN Treaty:   Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) could be dictating to parents.  The CRC has never...

Had an interesting conversation with a woman who recently completed a Masters Degree in social work at a state university.  I thought I’d share with UFI readers a few of this woman’s insights. How does an advocate for pro-family, pro-life positions, handle completing a degree and...

Last week’s poll question: Laws banning prostitution were recently struck down in Canada.  There are many who believe that the legalization of prostitution is an effective way to minimize violence and discrimination against women.  What do you think? 19%        Yes, legalization is a positive step toward protecting...

It seems that the global warming alarmists aren’t the only one who “fudge” the numbers. The UK’s Daily Mail is reporting that conservationists are overestimating the numbers of animals that go extinct with one-third of the animals on a well-publicized “extinct list” eventually reappearing.  Animals...

Over the past several months, astute readers have recognized an underlying theme to our varied "UFI alerts".  This theme is summarized quite simply:  When the government of the United States of America stands firmly on behalf of the family, the impact is felt globally.  In...

During the third week of September  in New York, the UN hosted leaders from around the globe to talk about the most pressing problems that face nations, but nothing was mentioned about families.  These world leaders were presented with a document that had been negotiated...

Reflecting on his years living in the U.S. and observing American politics, Catholic leader Monsignor Barreiro-Carambula gives insights into the shallowness of the ideology that undergirds the pro-abortion movement. “What exactly determines why this human being should live, and this other one should not? … ‘The undeniable...