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Our friends at Population Resource Institute (PRI) have produced a series of YouTube videos that eloquently and simply explain some of the myths surrounding demographics and overpopulation.  They’re short and fun to watch.  Take just a couple of minutes to enjoy and learn. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZVOU5bfHrM&hl=en_US&fs=1&] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBS6f-JVvTY&hl=en_US&fs=1&]...

As the insolvency of Greece rocks the financial underpinning of the world (with countries like Spain and Portugal not far behind) one has to wonder whether or not individuals who control the politics and the purse strings of a country are at all familiar with...

China has been involved in coercive abortion for years, driven primarily by a perceived need to enforce their appalling program known as the “one child policy.”  But did you know that forced abortion is happening in the U.S. as well?  Consider this case reported on...

Many scoff at the notion of a “gay agenda.”  Ask, however, Randy Thomasson of the pro-family group Save California that question and his response is “absolutely!”  We want to direct you to a Save California Radio program where you will learn about: 1.   Harvey Milk...

In a move that could be placed in the dictionary as the definition of “twisted,” Planned Parenthood is soliciting donations using Mother’s Day as a hook.   Planned Parenthood Federation (PPF) President, Cecile Richards, sent out an email this week stating in part: "It's almost Mother's Day...

Let your voice be heard!  Vote on the current UFI poll question -  Should it be more difficult to get a divorce? Click HERE and scroll to bottom of the page to cast your vote!...

Reading the “comments” section of blogs and internet articles can be even more educational—and often more entertaining—than the article itself.  This was certainly the case with a “comment” that I copied and saved a while back.  I don’t remember the content of the article, but...

Join us on Voice of the Nation as we talk with two of the most influential mothers in the United States about their experiences as a mother and why protecting and valuing motherhood is so very important! Also – get some tips on how to...

In the ongoing battle over the Boy Scouts’ use of San Diego’s Balboa Park, this week the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the case--allowing a Ninth U.S. Circuit court decision to stand.  The case will now return to the federal and state courts for...

Think pornography is a huge societal problem now?  If the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) gives the go ahead to a proposal to create a .XXX domain, it could get worse.  A possible ruling by ICANN this month (May) would create the...

So does that mean if you are against abortion (pro-life) that you must be “less educated “ or dare I say “less smart?”  There are studies out there that claim that atheists and people who identify as “liberal” have higher IQ’s and thus go on...

We’ve been shocked and very troubled by the report coming out of Italy of a newborn baby who was subject to an attempted abortion and then left by the abortionist/physician to die.  The UFI Daily also passed on a follow-up story.  One’s mind has to...

For those of you who followed the Steve Leavitt debate a few years ago on his theory that legal abortion lowered crime rates, we’ve got a study, albeit a few years late, to enlighten the debate. For those of you unfamiliar with what we are talking...

Yesterday we posted a speech by Orson Scott Card describing the power of narrative and storytelling in shaping a culture's values and expectations. An interesting example of this is the story our society is telling (or isn’t telling) about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). You may not...

“A Strong Culture must have powerful stories explaining why it is a Good Culture — or it will die,” explained Orson Scott Card at a recent gathering of the Management Society of Brigham Young University. Card is the well-known author of over 50 works of fiction,...

Does the fact that the world is becoming increasingly less religious correlate with the fact that fertility rates have plummeted worldwide?  In women, does irreligosity and childlessness go hand in hand?  If a study of women in the U.S. is any indication, the answer to...

Pediatricians are not happy with what is occurring in schools across the country.    On April 1, 2010, a letter was mailed to school superintendents across the United States, urging administrators and school personnel to refrain from validating or promoting homosexual behavior.  “We are increasingly concerned...

In the current economic state of high unemployment, thus a highly competitive job market, marriage might hold the key to employment success.  Economists from American University in Washington D.C. and Israel’s Haifa University* studied labor markets and concluded that marriage has a “positive effect on...

We reported last week that the signature drive to overturn California’s Prop 8 had failed.  Gay activists had hoped to place on the November 2010 ballot a measure that would repeal Prop 8.  For now the California state constitutional amendment defining marriage as one man...

Puning county in the southern part of China is in the middle of what you might call a “sterilization drive.” Nearly 10,000 women, identified as the worst violators of  China’s “one-child policy,” have been selected for sterilization in a 20 day push. The campaign was launched...

Dr. Jack Kevorkian was interviewed by Anderson Cooper last week and that everybody should watch. Kevorkian, often called as Dr. Death, is famous for his advocacy for euthanasia and physician assisted suicide. The interview is a clear continuation of that work and presumably comes as part...

In an effort to pass new education legislation, the British Parliament has removed a reform that would have denied both parents and religious schools of their rights. This comes as welcomed news after the House of Commons passed the bill with this dangerous reform last...

A new study released online today reveals some surprising news: maternal mortality rates have dropped worldwide! The study, published in the medical journal The Lancet, found that the number of women dying from childbirth or pregnancy dropped from about 526,300 in 1980 to 342,900 in 2008....

As you probably have heard, Gov. Dave Heineman of Nebraska signed into law two new limitations on abortion in the state of Nebraska. The first requires doctors to screen women seeking abortions for mental or physical health factors that may impact the abortion before the...