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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...

The UFI Poll question for the week yielded what we thought was a rather surprising response from our readers.  This question is one that strikes at the heart of religious expression and thus religious freedom. “Do you support or oppose France’s recent ban on the wearing...

On Monday, China announced that it will continue its so-called “One-Child Policy.” In spite of skewed sex ratios (millions more boys than girls), an expanding elderly population that will sink any nascent social security program and hobble an economy with a shrinking labor force,...

It has been pointed out to United Families International that although the abortion industry  is still receiving some funding in the state of New Jersey, Gov. Christie has taken some positive steps to dramatically reduce that funding and thus deserves our thanks.  Please do so...

Ten states have signed onto an amicus brief opposing same-sex marriage.  Alabama, Florida, Idaho Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, South Carolina, Utah, Virginia, and Wyoming have filed the brief with the 9th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals  in support of Prop 8—California’s state amendment defining marriage as...

With news outlets reporting that the recession actually ended back in June 2009, we thought it would be a good time to ask about the recession’s impact on your family.  So here is last week’s United Families International Poll question of the week.  We asked...

**To see a correction to this post, go here. We had no sooner hit the "publish" button on a blog post where we praised New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for cutting off funding to abortion clinics, (see below post) when we were notified that people were...

The last line of the article on CNN Living should be the first line of every piece that is written about marriage—“Divorce is not an option.”  “Children of divorce vow to break cycle, create enduring marriages” has a positive message and shares some great information. ...

This is a first for United Families International.  We are linking you to the Huffington Post.  We want you to see an article authored by Richard Grenell.  Rick was a friend and advocate for the family during his time as the Communications Director for four...

Last week, the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee passed a bill that would require health officials to question all individuals, including children, as to their sexual orientation and their “gender identity.”  Anyone using a program or service from a community health center connected to...

People who support man/woman marriage and other socially conservative positions, are often accused of being hateful and intolerant, while those who espoused the opposite positions tout themselves as progressive and ever-so tolerant.  We know, however, that their brand of "tolerance" only goes one way. The National...

We at United Families are always amazed at the number of people who see no negative consequences from the continued dismantling of marriage be it through legitimizing cohabiting heterosexual relationships, a cavalier attitude towards divorce,  or legalizing same-sex marriage.  These individuals assume that since marriage...

Planned Parenthood has again been caught in the act of fabricating basic information about human development in order to convince a young woman to abort her baby.  This time it's an Indiana Planned Parenthood.  This is another in a series of undercover videos to expose...

When did it become socially acceptable to hate children?  That’s the question we at UFI seem to have asked ourselves regularly over the last few weeks.  It used to be that lashing out at children was the domain of the occasional neighborhood curmudgeon.   Now it...

Last week we asked this question of our readers: "Has Feminism harmed or benefited society?" Here are the results: Harmed                          70 percent Benefited                        23 percent Both                                   7   percent The results are in alignment with the generally expressed public opinion that "feminism" has lost its way.  This writer was a...