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Due to our break for the Christmas holiday, we failed to report on the final Senate vote for the pro-abortion health care bill a little earlier. Sorry for the delay. But the Senate bill did indeed pass the Christmas Eve vote, with a 60-39 margin. The...

If anyone still doubts that the advancement of LGBT “rights” will always come in direct conflict with religious rights, they need only read Quebec’s new policy against homophobia to be fully convinced. The new policy, released earlier this month, outlines a broad new policy and a...

As we reported a few weeks ago, the Irish Parliament is on its way to approving same-sex civil unions in Ireland. Those supporting the legislation see it as a first step on the way to legalizing same-sex marriage. The LGBT group Marriage Equality is working...

The LGBT community is pushing for a boycott of the Salvation Army. Despite the enormous good the organization does—providing food, shelter, foster care, disaster relief and HIV programs for 33 million people every year—many loud voices in the LGBT community view the Salvation Army’s position...

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid finally found the right abortion language to get pro-life Senator Ben Nelson on board with the new health care legislation Sunday. Unfortunately, the protections in the new language are good enough to get Nelson’s vote but not strong enough to...

As all eyes were watching the debate over federally funded abortion in the Senate health care bill, President Obama signed into law Thursday an omnibus spending bill that opens the door for taxpayer funded abortion in the nation’s capital. Known as the FY 2010 Omnibus Appropriations...

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced in an interview with homosexual magazine Attitude Wednesday that he will push for same-sex civil unions to be recognized in all EU countries, particularly in Eastern Europe. "I'm fighting to get all the countries in Europe to recognize civil partnerships...

Last week, Italy gave final approval to the sale of the abortion pill RU486. The pill will be available throughout the country in a few weeks but will only be administered at hospitals. RU486, also known as Mifepristone, was discovered in 1980 by French Researchers. The...

The Dutch government explicitly condones the medical termination of the lives of newborns and children. The policy, called The Groningen Protocol, establishes criteria and directives under which doctors can actively end the life of a child under the age of 12 without danger of prosecution. The...

Beginning January 1st the Austrian government will recognize same-sex civil unions. Austria’s parliament passed the new legislation permitting homosexual couples to enter into formal civil unions last week with a 110-64 vote. Under the legislation, same-sex partners will receive many of the same financial benefits given...

On the same day we sent out our alert last week on the UNFPA’s troubling adoption of climate change to promote “reproductive rights” programs, The National Post ran an article confirming our fears. In the article, “The Real Inconvenient Truth,” Diane Francis writes: “The ‘inconvenient truth’ overhanging...

Last week in a post on renewed U.S. funding for embryonic stem cell research, we claimed that embryonic stem cell research was not necessary as most medical advances were coming from adult stem cell research. In support of that claim, here are two inspiring videos...

The New Jersey Senate was scheduled to vote last Thursday on legislation that would legalize same-sex marriage in the state, but the vote was postponed. According to legislative sources, the vote was postponed by the bill’s sponsor due to lack of support. The bill now moves...

The Washington D.C. City Council voted to legalize same-sex marriage today by an 11-2 margin. Mayor Adrian Fenty has already promised to sign the bill, at which time it goes to Congress for final approval. The vote comes despite strong opposition from local groups and the...

This month two different researchers released two different studies on pornography asserting two totally different conclusions. The first claims that all men watch pornography without any negative effects on their sexuality, while the second asserts that pornography is destructive for individuals, marriage, families and communities....

The National Institutes of Health, the federal government’s chief medical facilities, announced last week that it has approved 13 new lines of human embryonic stem cells for federally financed research. There are currently 96 other lines under review for similar research. Approval of the new lines...

The new film South Dakota: A Woman’s Right to Choose, a documentary/drama examining abortion, is designed to bring new life to the abortion debate, or so the director hopes. Whether it actually does remains to be seen. The film, written and directed by Bruce Isacson, follows...

“A fetus is what’s in the uterus right now. That is not a baby. A baby is what is born at forty weeks. A fetus is what’s in your uterus right now,” says the Planned Parenthood counselor selling an abortion in the newest undercover video...

Here at United Families International we do our best to keep you up-to-date on policy issues around the world that affect the family. Here is a quick round-up of current developments in same-sex marriage and civil unions around the world. Argentina: Argentina’s Supreme Court is currently...

Eliminating future populations is the key to controlling climate change. Or at least that is the underlying logic of the State of the World Population 2009 report released last month by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Population and Climate "Although its role is difficult to quantify...

After two days of heated debate, the Senate tabled the pro-life Nelson amendment yesterday with a 54 to 45 vote. The amendment would have prevented federal funds from being used to purchase any health insurance plan that covers abortion, thus enforcing the already-existing Hyde Amendment....

New legislation to legalize same-sex marriage in New Jersey passed a critical vote Monday. The Senate Judiciary committee voted 7 to 6 to advance the same-sex marriage legislation to a vote before the full Senate. Incoming New Jersey Governor, Chris Christies, who beat out Gov. Jon...

A pro-life amendment is finally being added to Senator Harry Reid’s health care bill. Senator Ben Nelson (D-Neb) introduced the amendment to the Senate health care bill on Monday. The amendment, which essentially mirrors the language of the Stupak Amendment, would ban abortion coverage within...