UFI Blog

First, the good news The teen birth rate in the United States fell two percent between 2007 and 2008, after rising for the two years prior.  The birth rate for the year 2007, however, was an all-time high.  This report from the Centers for Disease Control...

Efforts began in November 2009 to get a repeal of Prop. 8 on the November ballot have failed. The LGBT advocacy group leading the repeal effort, Love Honor Cherish, was unable to gather the 700,000 signatures required Monday in order to get the initiative on the...

In a long tradition of taking on controversial issues, HBO will be airing an original movie this month celebrating the life of Dr. Jack Kevorkian—or better known as Dr. Death. The film, You Don’t Know Jack, stars Al Pacino as Jack Kevorkian alongside John Goodman,...

With soaring medical prices, everyone is looking for ways to reduce costs—even abortion clinics. Enter a new innovation called “telemed” abortions. Thanks to telemed abortions, Planned Parenthood clinics in Iowa are now able to reduce costs and increase profits and perform more abortions without ever requiring...

A few months ago we posted a video of 12-year-old Lia of Toronto giving an impassioned speech defending the sanctity of life against abortion. Well, a year older now, Lia is taking on euthanasia.  Not only is her delivery perfect, she also delivers one of the...

The normalization and promotion of homosexuality has reached new heights in Vancouver, Canada. The Vancouver School Board is now taking an active role in promoting homosexuality and redefining gender roles in it schools through a new annual student conference. Promoted as the “first-ever anti-homophobia conference for...

You may not know this, in fact, we suspect nobody knows this, but a provision of California law mandates an end to homosexuality, or at least a cure. Through Welfare and Institutions Code Section 8050, passed in 1950, California requires health officials to seek ‘the...

It appears April is free speech month for the Supreme Court. Two important free speech cases are going before the Court this month and they could have a large impact on your rights to both religious and political speech. Here is a basic overview of...

On April 1 the Parliament of Kenya approved a Draft Constitution that, with approval by popular vote, will become the new highest law of the land, giving more power to the people, protecting more rights, and limiting the power of the government. All together...

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s rebuke of the Canadian government last week finally confirms what pro-family groups have been saying for decades: when they say family planning or reproductive health, they mean abortion. If you are unaware of the foreign affairs fiasco we are referring...

Iceland is about to  pass a new law banning strip clubs throughout the small country of 320,000 people. This is an achievement unattainable in most Western countries. What is more interesting, however, is the debate within the feminist community over whether this represents a huge...

We know it is a bit late, but if you missed this article, it is a must read. It is the March cover story for The Economist—“Gendercide: The worldwide war on baby girls”—and everyone should read it for two reasons: To learn more about a hugely...

There are times when we at UFI report on things and we wonder:  “Do people really believe what we say about the anti-family, anti-life agenda at the UN?”  “Do people think we are just overreacting or even making this stuff up?” Then along comes another voice...

A new ad by Polish pro-abortion group SROM has come under harsh criticism by British MPs for promoting abortion tourism to the UK. The ad features a young girl in white lingerie with the words “My choice” written on her stomach. The rest of the ad...

In the wake of the UFI Daily story regarding the State of Washington and the mother who lamented the fact that her high-school age daughter was given an abortion without her knowledge, I went to the Ballard High School website (Seattle, Washington) to take a...

President Obama finally signed the Executive Order (EO) he promised to pro-life Democrats Wednesday afternoon.  The EO was the tipping point in gaining Stupak and twelve Democratic pro-life votes for health care reform. Without their votes the bill would not have passed. Before Obama even signed...

Yes. You read that right. Kiddie Condoms available now! And it gets better—they are called “Hotshots.” Let’s set aside the blatant promotion of adolescent sex and the reinforcement of stereotypes of male sexuality in the name and examine the logic here. Hotshots are extra-small condoms designed specifically for boys...

The British House of Commons recently passed a new mandatory sexual education bill that would require all schools—public, private, and religious—to include “non-judgmental” information on homosexuality, contraception, and abortion in their sex-ed courses. According to proponent’s of the bill, the new legislation does not violate...

With the passage of Obama’s Healthcare Bill comes what some are calling “the greatest expansion of elective abortion since Roe v. Wade.” Although Bart Stupak and other supposed “pro-life democrats” want the public to believe that a Presidential Executive Order will save unborn lives...

After attending CSW in New York this month, imagine my surprise to see the headline “Third World Women Don't Want Contraceptives, Expert Tells Canadian Politicians.” I honestly did a double take. After hearing for two weeks how contraceptives are the only solution to maternal mortality it was...

Just as Gilbert, Arizona draws near to a resolution on its anti-religious city code, similar tensions flare in Rancho Cucamonga, California (the second time this year). On Tuesday, the city informed the Shiloh Tabernacle to either cease its household meetings entirely or acquire an expensive permit,...

Baby Isaiah James May passed away in his parents’ arms on March 11 after deciding to take him off of life-support.  The decision was made after more doctors had studied Baby Isaiah and concluded that he would never recover. The Mays are dear people that willingly...

After two weeks of intense work in the halls of the United Nations our UFI delegation has returned home. Although we are a bit beaten and bruised, our efforts helped ensure that the policies coming out of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)...

Gilbert, Arizona, officials have shut down the private, in-home meetings of the Oasis of Truth Church. Pastor Joe Sutherland received a cease-and-desist letter with a 10-day warning to stop the meetings, even though no neighbors have complained. The congregation, which met in the pastor’s home,...