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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...

There are a lot of people that don't want you to watch Demographic Bomb.In fact, when we released Demographic Winter, the prequel, to Demographic Bomb, those that did not want the message to get out, launched pre-emptive and slanderous attacks against the message of the...

The Dali City Health Bureau, in the Yunnan Province of China, funded the opening of a “gay bar” in the city in order promote a reduction in the transmission of AIDS. The Health Bureua hopes the bar will provide a center for educating homosexual men...

The South Korea Ministry of Health estimates that doctors perform 350,000 abortions per year in the country, while delivering only 450,000 babies per year. That means 43.7 percent of all pregnancies are aborted. From those numbers, who would have guessed that abortion has been technically...

Next week the European Court of Human Rights will begin hearing a case that will decide whether Ireland’s ban on abortion violates a woman’s human rights. The case is taken by three Irish women who claim their health was put in danger by being forced to...

The effort started last month to put a repeal of California’s Proposition 8 on the 2010 ballot appears to be losing steam already. Courage Campaign, one of the larger homosexual rights group in the U.S., has announced that it will no longer be supporting the...

A Vermont judge has ruled to give full custody of a seven year-old girl to her non-biological, lesbian mother in the state’s first same-sex custody battle. The child, Isabella, was conceived by Lisa Miller during her one year civil union to Janet Jenkins. When the...

Wednesday, the New York state Senate voted against a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in the state. The bill was voted down with an impressive 38 to 24 margin. Gov. David Paterson had promised to sign the bill into law if it had passed, making...

Nearly 19 million sexually transmitted disease (STD) are reported each year in the United States and almost half of these infections occur among 15- 24 year-olds, according to the most recent report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The full report, released...

Yesterday was World AIDS Day, dedicated to educating the public about AIDS prevention and eliminating discrimination towards those suffering from AIDS. However, what is most interesting about the day of international events and education dedicated to the eradication of HIV and AIDS is that no...

A last minute ruling on Monday put a hold on what would have been the first same-sex marriage in Latin America yesterday. The hold came after a national judge overturned a previous ruling that would have allowed Alex Freyre and Jose Maria Di Bello to...

Two weeks after the Washington, D.C. City Council refused to allow a ballot initiative that would put the definition of marriage in Washington up for popular vote, the D.C. Council gave the first vote of approval for new legislation to legalize same-sex marriage.  The bill...

Last week the White House announced that President Obama intends to make a pledge for U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions at the United Nations climate summit meeting next week in Copenhagen.  Earlier last month we sent out a weekly alert warning you of the...

The Council of Europe is currently debating a new draft resolution that would make a women’s right to abortion legally superior to a doctor or health care provider’s conscientious or religious objection to such procedures. The new resolution, entitled “"Women's access to lawful medical care:...

Beginning in 2010, traditionally conservative Austria will provide state recognition to same-sex civil unions. The new legislation was approved last week in a compromise between the two leading parties and provides same-sex couples with most of the rights of married couples, including financial benefits such...

When we have posted on corporate support or opposition to important family and life issues in the past, there has always been an impressive response from our readership, the most frequent response being, “What can I do?” This has been most readily the case with...