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Each year more than 100,000 children are being sold for sex on the street corner, through escort services, and over the internet…and that’s just in the United States.  Sex trafficking is an international plague that has received scant attention.  Thousands of sexually exploited children in...

Bed bugs have made a comeback.  Major cities and metro-areas around the U.S. have seen a resurgence of the little pests.  Bed bugs are notorious for their hitchhiking abilities, moving from one location to another in a person’s clothes, socks, shoes or suitcase.  Now bed...

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced their new strategic plan to End the Tobacco Epidemic. The strategy includes much bolder health warnings on cigarette packages and in cigarette advertisements, as well as color graphic images depicting the negative health...

George Washington University last week announced that Kye Allums (formerly Kay-Kay Allums) will be allowed to continue to play on the Women’s Basketball Team.  During her sophomore year, Allums began identifying as a male, but “is still biologically a female, and so will be able...

Here’s last week's UFI Family Poll question and here is the response: What are your thoughts on a surrogate mother carrying a child for an infertile heterosexual couple? (child not conceived from the egg of the surrogate mother) 33 percent said                 “a positive and altruistic thing to...

In a move touted as a way to remove the “stigma” of abortion, women are now bragging about their abortions on Twitter. Seems that last week’s election has caused some amount of panic in the pro-abort's camp and they are feeling the need to assert...

This past July Argentina’s President signed the law that legalized same-sex marriage, the first Latin American country to do so.   This past weekend, the Associated Press reported that “thousands” marched in a gay parade to celebrate.  We at UFI were not at all surprised to...

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...