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This week when the governor of Illinois signed Civil Union legislation into law, one would have expected major celebrations among the gay lobby and their advocates around the country.  Interestingly, the “jubilation and celebration” never quite materialized.  Why?  Because homosexuals and their gay advocates aren’t...

If the fact that your tax dollars are going to fund abortion turns your stomach, you’ll want to give support to a new piece of legislation.  Speaker of the House, John Boehner (R-OH) and Rep. Christ Smith (R-NJ) recently introduced H.R. 3.  The “No Taxpayer...

The happily married not only live longer by engaging in a healthier lifestyle, but they also have more friends.  This new round of news articles regarding the “marriage advantage,” comes from major studies done in seven European countries.  Some of the key research findings include: Marriage...

What role do parents and childhood family experiences have on the development of an individual's same-sex behavior?  That’s a question that is often directed our way – in fact we received an inquiry on the topic today.  So we’re passing on some of the information...

One of the most important rights of parents is the ability to choose where and how their children will be educated.  That parental right becomes even more crucial as we watch the problems in society and culture spiral downward and the quality of education has...

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...