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Giving new meaning to the term “non-profit,” Planned Parenthood made over $106 million of profit last year (July 2008-July 2009).  So why are taxpayers helping to finance this money-making machine that is also the world’s largest provider of abortions?  Especially amidst allegations that Planned Parenthood...

Two weeks at the UN crafting language and monitoring what is going into important international documents can be somewhat grueling for representatives from United Families International.  But the ones who really have it bad are the UN delegates and diplomats from around the world who...

Craigslist can make cleaning and organizing your garage a money-making affair.  Looking for a free couch or maybe a TV?—check Craigslist “free” section.  Looking for services from a prostitute?—check Craigslist.  The on-line phenomenon known as “Craigslist” has create trouble for themselves by allowing listings for...

While working within the United Nations system on behalf of the family, we regularly see environmentalism used to justify population control, abortion, forced sterilization, along with a general disregard for methods and practices that would actually help alleviate the plight of people in developing nations. ...

Did women get what they bargained for? With the passage of 19th Amendment, 90 years ago this month, women in the U.S. were given the right to vote.  The media has been full of stories of the numerous celebratory events and pundits have been eager to...

“My wife and I would be better off getting divorced,” concludes the author of an article that’s getting a lot of attention on the blogs.    Scott Sumner is lamenting on what amounts to extra taxes that he must pay because he is married.  In...

It wasn’t enough that the Obama Administration’s Health and Human Services (HHS) recently issued guidelines to schools instructing them that sex education curriculum should include information on “the needs of lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and questioning youth and how their program will be inclusive...

The results of this week’s UFI readers poll gives some unsurprising results.  What is surprising is that so many pro-family, pro-life educators continue to affiliate with these controversial organizations. Question asked: “Is it the role of education groups like the National Education Association (NEA) or the PTA...

Members of United Families International joined with other pro-family organizations and Utah state legislators in a press conference to encourage Utah's Attorney General not to oppose the California law prohibiting minors from purchasing ultra-violent and sexually explicit video games.  This press conference was in response...

Married men have a lower risk of fatal stroke than single men.  According to a study by Uri Goldbourt, Tel Aviv University’s Neufeld Cardiac Research Institute, the happier you are in marriage the lower your risk of stroke.  Men in unhappy marriages had a 64...

Last week’s national  Public Policy Poll shows what citizens have said repeatedly in the voting booth--Americans opposed gay marriage. The August 2-9 poll showed that Americans opposed same-sex marriage almost 2-to-1 — 57 percent opposed, 33 percent in favor.    Republicans oppose same-sex marriage 80 percent...

The family is the source of our greatest joys and some of our keenest sorrows. It is where our most basic need to loved is met.  In the family men and women learn to sacrifice, love, and serve.  Children learn to value...

Here’s how our United Families International readers responded to that question: When not in a school setting, should educators be allowed to openly express their opinions on controversial issues (abortion, gay marriage, homosexual behavior, pre-marital sex, role of men and women, etc.)? Yes         76% No          27% Not sure  ...

According to a lead researcher from Harvard’s Center for Brain Science, “caloric restriction and exercise have numerous, dramatic effects on our mental acuity and motor ability.”  This is not something that United Families would ordinarily report on, but information that will help parents and grandparents...

“Nothing much is going to change [for women’s equality] until men are raising children as much as women are,” proclaims Gloria Steinem.  Steinem, the outspoken feminist icon of Ms. Magazine fame, was at Harvard/Radcliffe graduation festivities reports the recent edition of Harvard Magazine.  Ms. Steinem...

Same-sex marriages will not be occurring in California on August 18.  The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has granted a stay.  United Families International applauds the ruling and encourages that same court to recognize that the coalition that represents Protect Marriage does indeed have standing...

Same-sex marriages could be performed in California as early as August 18, as Judge Vaughn Walker rejects the request for a “stay” on his overturn of Prop 8.  The attorneys for Protect 8 have already filed an emergency motion with the Ninth Circuit Court of...

That’s the question we asked our UFI readers last week.  As you can see from the percentages below, it is a question where few people agree on the answer—including those who control the purse strings of international funding institutions tasked with dispersing funds to the...

Feminists and other pro-abortion advocates are not happy about the film “The Yellow Handkerchief.”  The movie came just a little too close to the truth on the topic of miscarriage and abortion.  The “controversial” scene is the one in which the lead character (played by...