Life Articles

Family-friendly Corporate Culture – A Win for All

United Families International: Dedicated to informing you about the issues and forces impacting the family. Contributed by Tori Black If you watched the 2019 Oscars, maybe you saw the inspiring Nike ad, “Dream Crazier,” which was part of its “Just Do It” campaign highlighting female... Read more →

Sex Selective Abortion: Where Have All the Girls Gone?

United Families International: Dedicated to informing you about the issues and forces impacting the family. Contributed by Camille Williams Recent reports that 132 villages in Northern India had not had a girl born during the previous three months appear to have been debunked. However, U.S.-based... Read more →

The Struggle Against Abortion – A “Herculean Endeavor”

United Families International: Dedicated to informing you about the issues and forces impacting the family. Contributed by Tori Black Like me, you probably have many friends who share their opinions on social media about the important issues our families face. Even so, the current spate... Read more →

The Reality of Abortion: Sacrificing the Future

Contributed by Camille Williams Coincidentally, on January 22, 2019, the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, National Geographic sent out an email titled in part “World’s largest child sacrifice discovered in Peru.” Of course, I clicked on the link. My husband spent two years in... Read more →

The Enduring Nature of the March for Life

From the Desk of Tori Black: Hello Friends, Dr. Bernard Nathanson was an influential proponent of legalized abortion. He performed, by his own admission, 60,000 abortions during his career. He admitted to lying about how many abortions were performed before legalization and about how many... Read more →

The Enduring Nature of the March for Life

United Families International: Dedicated to informing you about the issues and forces impacting the family. Contributed by Tori Black January brings two marches to Washington D.C. and around the nation. This year, the two groups met on consecutive days. The Women’s March, held this year... Read more →

China’s One-Child Policy and the Law of Unintended Consequences

by United Families International China, a country who has never been reserved or timid about their “reproductive” regulations, has instituted a startling change in their population control policy. In a major reversal, China, rather than restricting parents from bearing children, is now moving toward requiring... Read more →

Gosnell Movie Review

By Holly Jo Martin The makers of the movie Gosnell deliver a horrifying suspense movie that just happens to be true. At first it seems like it is a movie about a pill mill being run in an abortion clinic in Philadelphia. The movie is... Read more →

Abortion and Assisted Suicide: The New “Universal Human Right”

“Your baby has no chance of life.” Those heartbreaking words were delivered to Siobhan Whelan following an ultrasound on January 4, 2010 whereupon she learned that her unborn baby boy was affected by holoprosencephaly, a congenital brain malformation that generally causes death before birth. Most... Read more →

Gosnell: The True Crime Story America Tried to Hide

A message from UFI: In 1984, former abortionist, Dr. Bernard Nathanson, released a groundbreaking film called The Silent Scream. The film took advantage of ultrasound technology to reveal the human reality of the fetus. When preparing women for abortion, abortion providers routinely refer to the fetus as... Read more →

The 2018 UN Population Awards – A Study in Contrasts

by Vincenzina Santoro “Abortion is a common occurrence – there are 56 million each year.” So said the President of the Guttmacher Institute, Ann Starrs, in her statement following acceptance of the UN Population Award in the institutional category. Founded as the research arm of... Read more →

A Lifetime of Regret

By Suzanne Smith and LaRenda Sommers In the fierce debate that rages on the right to life versus the right to choose, one consideration has been ignored from the abortion platform; the devastating effect abortions have on women’s mental health. If we really care about... Read more →

Petition on the Right to Life in International Law

We’re in the last few days of collecting signatures to present to a United Nations body that is setting up to issue legal commentary on an international treaty that excludes unborn children from a “right to life.” United Families International has joined with other groups to collect... Read more →

Moral Questions About Abortion

By Diane Robertson The modus operandi for today’s abortion debate focuses on the humanity, or not, of the unborn. Some may argue that anytime between conception and birth the baby is not human and thus has no intrinsic value. By this logic there is no... Read more →

A Path to Defunding Planned Parenthood

by Diane Robertson Planned Parenthood is the biggest abortion provider in the United States. They kill over 300,000 unborn babies each year, and they have been caught illegally selling body parts of unborn babies. So, here at United Families International, we can only celebrate when... Read more →

Positive Trends in the Pro-life Cause

by Miriam Merrill Abortion headlines seemingly dot newspapers more than ever. Oregon is preparing to sign the most radical pro-abortion bill in the United States, making tax- funded abortions free with no informed consent and no parental consent or notification for minors required. Sex-selective abortions... Read more →

Wrongful Birth?

by Breaunna Stone Many people proclaim themselves to be “pro life,” or “pro choice.” I claim to be both. I am pro life in the sense that I believe that a new life is created at the time of conception, and that every life created,... Read more →

Too Costly?

by Alannah Hurley Because of technological advances, expecting mothers are now able to tell before birth if their child will have Down syndrome. “The abortion rate in the United States for babies with Down syndrome, sometimes known as trisomy 21, is about 50 percent and... Read more →

A Chance at Life

by Candice LeSueur I am the fourth of six children in my family. We all joke about how my parents’ third child, the sister just older than me, was a fierce one. My mom thought she would be finished with having kids after her, but... Read more →

California Stifling Pro-life Speech

by Diane Robertson About the same time the State of California charged David Daleiden, the man responsible for releasing undercover videos of Planned Parenthood selling baby parts, with 15 felonies, the United States Congress dismissed an Obama administration rule that prohibited the states from defunding... Read more →

Truth, Lies and Defunding Planned Parenthood

by Elise Ellsworth While Congress is hotly debating the American Health Care Act there are many Americans who remain unaware that the act contains language which could be the undoing of America’s biggest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood (originally HJ Resolution 43). Over the last few... Read more →

What They Really Want

by Diane Robertson The organizers for the Women’s March, held in January, have organized another event for March 8th—“A Day Without a Woman”. The organizers are suggesting that women around the world “take the day off, from paid and unpaid labor, avoid shopping for one... Read more →

The Morphing of a Movement

by Tashica Jacobson The feminist movement was started by women who wanted equal treatment. Their initial efforts focused on improvement for women in regards to education, employment, and the right to vote. The movement then expanded to equality for everyone regardless of sex, race, age,... Read more →

A Mighty River of People

by Diane Robertson My 17 year old daughter and I had the wonderful opportunity to join with thousands upon thousands of people in Washington D.C. on Friday to march for the lives of the unborn. Men and women came from all across the nation to... Read more →

Worth Marching For

by Diane Robertson There was a March for Women last Saturday. I did not pay too much attention to it, but it got me thinking about a different march. The March for Life is scheduled just 6 days after this other march. As a woman... Read more →

When Laws Harm

by Diane Robertson What happens in the legislature and what happens in the courts ought to be very important to every one. Those are the places where laws are made and repealed. While not all laws affect everyone’s daily life, all laws have a profound... Read more →

Trouble in France

by Erin Weist Troubling news regarding abortion has come out of France in recent weeks.  Last Wednesday the Senate voted in favor of a bill that allows for prosecution of those attempting to influence anyone seeking an abortion.  Under this law, it appears that pro-life... Read more →

Right-to-Life Instead of Right-to-Abort

by Erin Weist Abortion and the rights of the unborn children have been under debate in Ireland recently.  The 8th amendment of their constitution ratified in 1983 provides legal protection for a child in the womb.  Thousands attended a rally recently to celebrate the 8th... Read more →

A Reason for Pro-Life Doctors

by Diane Robertson Years ago while living in Toronto, Canada, I found out that I was pregnant. But things were not going right. It was obvious the pregnancy would end as an early miscarriage. I went to a doctor. The doctor, upon finding out that... Read more →

Am I Not Good Enough to Live?

by Jennifer Johnson On a field trip bus ride I overheard some friends debate the controversial topic of abortion. One friend’s personal comment made the topic real for me. This friend is gifted, smart, one of the most capable people I have ever met. Yet... Read more →

How Far is Someone Willing to Go to Defend Abortion?

By Erin Weist Recently, the state of Indiana has made headlines regarding changes to their abortion law.  Governor Mike Pence, newly announced running mate for GOP Presidential nominee Donald Trump, signed into law restrictive measures that would prevent a woman seeking an abortion based on... Read more →

Disaster at the Supreme Court

by Diane Robertson This week has been a blow to Constitutional rights as the Supreme Court has handed out rulings on several cases. The first, second, and tenth amendment have all been ignored, as justices tossed aside the documents they pledged to uphold in favor... Read more →

Gorilla Shot or Boy Saved?

by Mekelle Tenney On Saturday a four year old boy fell into the gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo. The boy was dragged into a mot by a 450 lbs. silverback gorilla named Harambe. In order to rescue the boy the zoo had the gorilla... Read more →

The Yes to Sex App and the Problems of Promiscuity

by Diane Robertson Every now and then I think of my grandparents and great grandparents and what society must have been like for them. Things were different back then. People married younger and the divorce rate was under 15%. Babies born to unwed mothers was... Read more →

Religious Doctors and Hospitals Safe for Now

by Diane Robertson With all the talk of equality and who can use what bathrooms and who has to give service to certain people and who can deny service to an entire state and whose conscience matters or whether the state or the federal government... Read more →

Supreme Court Shake-up Why should I care?

By Jackie Bowles February 16, 2016 brought the unexpected death of US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. He was a well-respected and the longest serving Supreme Court Justice, being nominated in 1986 by Ronald Reagan. Justice Scalia became known for his outspoken comments on cases... Read more →

Abortion… is it really necessary?

By Jackie Bowles Recently, I was asked to work on a project about abortion.  I hadn’t really put too much thought or attention to this subject before.  Nor had I considered the methods of abortion, the impact of this practice throughout the world, the effects... Read more →

The dangers of Comprehensive Sexuality Education

by Jackie Bowles It may sound good at first, but do the research to really understand all facets.   We’ve all had to endure “Sex Ed” at one point in our lives with its embarrassing movies and uncomfortable topics. Back in the day, while there... Read more →

Doing Good in the World: Crisis Pregnancy Centers

by Diane Robertson Two Community Crises Pregnancy Clinics in Florida are saving lives, changing lives, and helping communities one person at a time. These clinics offer pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, professional counseling, clothing and other material services, maternity homes, transition homes which teach personal disciplines and... Read more →

Cries of the Innocent

by Mekelle Tenney We are right in the middle of the Presidential primaries. The American people have a lot of decisions to make. We have to decide what issues are the most important to us. Trying to find a candidate who totally aligns with all... Read more →

In Memory of Antonin Scalia

by Diane Robertson Here at UFI, we are very saddened at the sudden passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. He was a champion of both the U.S. Constitution and the family. As a husband to Maureen, father of 9, and grandfather to 28, Justice... Read more →

What Are the Great Moral Issues of Our Time?

by Christie Masters Senator Bernie Sanders has undergirded his presidential campaign with the declaration that “Income inequality is the great moral issue of our time…” Other political leaders also push free health care, free education and gender equality as the utmost in moral importance. But... Read more →

Health and Safety For Abortion Too

by Diane Robertson On March 2nd, the United States Supreme Court will hear a challenge to a 2013 Texas law requiring abortion clinics to maintain basic health and safety standards, and abortionists to maintain admitting privileges to nearby hospitals. The law also bans abortions beyond... Read more →

Protecting the Guilty…Again?

by Diane Robertson More than 150 years ago, the good people who helped their fellow men in bondage escape slavery, would be prosecuted if caught. Around 70 years ago in Europe, the good people who helped Jews escape capture from the Nazi regime and almost... Read more →

Abortion–and the War still Rages!

“Largest Movement of Social Reform Since the Civil Rights Movement” – Be a Part!  Since Roe v. Wade, over 58 million abortions have been performed in the United States.  Planned Parenthood alone has been responsible for over 7 million abortions – more than any other abortion provider in the... Read more →

Strong Families will end Poverty

by Diane Robertson During a panel discussion on poverty at Georgetown University, President Obama, and Harvard sociologist Robert Putnam chided Christian religious organizations for focusing too heavily on “divisive issues” such as abortion and gay marriage. The New York Times reported that President Obama, “chided religious... Read more →

One More Resolution

by Tashica Jacobson If the end of the holiday season wasn’t enough to remind me that the year had ended, then the endless talk of improvement, health goals, and ads for exercise equipment would alert me to the fact that a new year had just... Read more →

Using Title IX to Remove Choice

by Diane Robertson We’re at that time of year where seniors in high school are making choices about what they want to do after graduation. Many are preparing for college, the military or some sort of training beyond high school. My oldest daughter, is there... Read more →

January 17, 2016 – Mark it on Your Calendar

by Elise Ellsworth January 17, 2016 marks the thirty-third anniversary of a unique holiday – Sanctity of Human Life Day. This now almost-forgotten holiday, always falling on the third Sunday of January, was originally designated by President Ronald Reagan to coincide with another important day... Read more →

Abortion is About Ending Life

by Diane Robertson It’s time we start being honest about abortion. Many debate about when life begins. Yet, for all intents and purposes, abortion is not about when life begins because abortion is not about ending a nonviable pregnancy. Sometimes when an egg is fertilized,... Read more →

Scrooges past, “Scrooges” present

by Mekelle Tenney My daughter is five months old today! This will be her first Christmas. Yesterday I took her with me to do some Christmas shopping at the mall. As we walked in and out of the different shops and boutiques I was observing... Read more →

Boy or Girl? Don’t decide. Part 3

by Jessica Westfall The book, Unnatural Selection by Mara Hvistendahl, outlines the history of population control, abortion, and sex selection from a pro-abortion standpoint. Using this information, I will outline 3 issues regarding this movement: recurring ideas, unrestrained parental control, and the power of unique life. These... Read more →

Boy or Girl? Don’t decide. Part 2

by Jessica Westfall Editor’s notes:  See Part 1 of this  series here The book, Unnatural Selection by Mara Hvistendahl, outlines the history of population control, abortion, and sex selection from a pro-abortion standpoint. Using this information, I will outline 3 issues regarding this movement: recurring ideas, unrestrained... Read more →

Millennials’ Thoughts on World Congress of Families

By Deborah Wene The Ninth annual World Congress of Families was packed with people from all over the world who came together to talk about the importance of families, the threats that families are facing, and how to go about addressing those threats. In my opinion,... Read more →

Boy or Girl? Don’t decide. Part 1

by Jessica Westfall The book, Unnatural Selection by Mara Hvistendahl, outlines the history of population control, abortion, and sex selection from a pro-abortion standpoint. Using this information, I will outline 3 issues regarding this movement: recurring ideas, unrestrained parental control, and the power of unique life. These... Read more →

Feeling small? Getting involved Can have a BIG impact!

by Erin Weist The World Congress of Families was held in Salt Lake City last week.  Amid mild protests from pro-LGBT groups, over 3,000 attendees from around the world gathered to support pro-family speech and activism.  Rather than being “anti-LGBT” the conference focused on what... Read more →

Give me Life

by Brittany Stohlton Our day-to-day actions are preceded by choices, and those choice-based actions are always followed by consequences. Each day in the news there are reports of child abuse, abandonment and death. When the life of a child is at stake, parents, doctors and... Read more →

Are Children “Scary”?

With World Congress of families in full swing this week, this is a subject that was researched two years ago.  Things have not changed…unfortunately. Attempting to scare people is part and parcel of the Halloween season, but the “zero-population growth” folks have really kicked it... Read more →

Controversy with WCF? Really?

by Erin Weist Despite local and national opposition the 9th World Congress of Families (WCF) will be held this week in Salt Lake City, Utah, the first time a meeting of this group has been held in the United States since it began in 1997.... Read more →

Planned Parenthood–Today’s Auschwitz

by Diane Robertson All of the videos about Planned Parenthood have come out publically. Many people have seen them. Congress has investigated. Some states took Medicaid funding away from Planned Parenthood because of this illegal practice. And now, judges are stepping in. After some states... Read more →

Planned Parenthood Myths Busted!

by Diane Robertson The truth about Planned Parenthood came out as Cecil Richards testified in front of Congress. She had to admit certain myths circulating, some for years, are false.   Myth 1: Abortion is only 3% of the business Planned Parenthood does. Cecil Richardson... Read more →

When an Aborted Baby Lives

by Jessica Westfall The allegations against Planned Parenthood have stirred up a frenzy of commentary online. I want to address one issue that has been gaining more and more of the spotlight. That is when an aborted baby lives. I had no idea this could... Read more →

This Most Important Election, Character Matters

by Rebecca Mallory We hear it every four years. “This is the most important election of our lifetime!” I contend that that somewhat trite statement will never prove more true than in 2016. Never before has the very fabric of America been shredded and torn apart... Read more →

Born or Unborn – They Matter Too

By: Deborah Wene I was born in a very small town, in a small country with not many resources to help pregnant women. Many women gave birth along the road, on their way to the field or markets, most of which ended up dying because of... Read more →

Don’t Let the Conversation Die

by Diane Robertson The 10th under cover video detailing how Planned Parenthood has been illegally selling aborted baby parts came out on Tuesday. Barely any media picked it up. It was not a trending item on Facebook, twitter, or any other social media source because... Read more →

Speak Up for Family and Life

by Diane Robertson There’s this infamous company in Canada, Ashley Madison, which hosts a purportedly secret online dating service for people who are married or in a committed relationship. The company’s slogan is “Life is short. Have an affair.” Customers pay Ashley Madison to help... Read more →

The Real Vision of Planned Parenthood

by Diane Robertson The videos revealing the practice of Planned Parenthood selling parts of aborted babies has brought the debate back to the forefront. My social media accounts have been full of people condemning and defending Planned Parenthood and abortion. I have two separate thoughts... Read more →

There’s Nothing Wrong With That Child

by Holly Gardner Readers, I’ve heard the arguments over and over again. “Woman’s right to choose,” “My body, my choice.” Well sister, (in most cases) you’ve already made your choice: when you made your baby. And it’s not just your body, it’s that absolutely innocent... Read more →

Truth or Consequences

by Erin Weist While a multitude of ills befall our world on a regular basis, recently very few things have aroused such passions on an international scale than the issues surrounding marriage & family. Not far behind, and related by nature, is the controversy of... Read more →

Do You Know What Your Child is Reading?

You carefully monitor the types of television your children watch. You restrict the movies they attend and you are vigilant about the types of reading material they bring into the home. So have you covered all of the bases? If you haven’t read your children’s... Read more →

Conversation killers

by Ally Fife Is it possible to have a rational discussion about same sex marriage? Each side, pulling further and further apart, throw words of bigotry and hate that seem to stop all conversation before it even starts. So much of our back and forth... Read more →

Another Anti-Life, Anti-Health, and Anti-Family Policy

by Diane Robertson Policy makers in the state of Oregon must love irony. A new health policy allows teens as young as 15 to obtain hormone suppression supplements and surgery to alter their gender without parental permission. The state will even subsidize the cost for... Read more →

Crime in the Surgery Room

I have to warn you before you read my post. This story is horrifying. It wrenched my gut more than anything I’ve read in the past two weeks.   By T.R. Ransom   A fourteen-year-old girl who was impregnated by rape had the fetus beaten... Read more →

Shameless Effrontery Against the First Amendment

by Gary Boyd Esau Jardon moved from Mexico to Canada, in search of greater freedom of religion and freedom of speech. He probably has enjoyed greater freedom of expression in Canada than he would have had in Mexico, until recently when he blew it, and... Read more →

Strong Families Will End Poverty

by Diane Robertson During a panel discussion on poverty at Georgetown University, President Obama, and Harvard sociologist Robert Putnam chided Christian religious organizations for focusing too heavily on “divisive issues” such as abortion and gay marriage. The New York Times reported that President Obama, “chided... Read more →

No Justice Because the People Voted

“Sexual rights” trump even a child’s right to life and society doesn’t seem to mind. By Diane Robertson A couple of weeks ago in Colorado, Michelle Wilkins answered a Craigslist ad for baby clothes. Once she arrived at the seller’s home, Dynel Lane, attacked her,... Read more →

10 Reasons Why We Have a Culture of Death

Diane Robertson Sometimes I think our world has turned upside down. We neither respect life nor the means by which life is created. In some instances, we have changed the words murder and killing to softer words like abortion, euthanasia, mercy killing, and death with... Read more →

Freedom and Moral Discipline

Erika Walker A person’s conscience is often referred to as their moral compass. In a song from the animated Disney classic Pinocchio, Jiminy Cricket instructs Pinocchio to “always let [his] conscience be [his] guide”. Initially this seems like a safe way to keep ourselves from... Read more →

The Dangers of Moral Relativism

Mekelle Tenney Freedom can only be maintained within a society that also maintains morality. When Alexis De Tocqueville visited America and analyzed her political system he posed the question, “How could society fail to perish if, while the political bond is relaxed, the moral bond... Read more →

Rights vs. Laws

 Rebecca Mallory        No doubt you have witnessed in the past few weeks, months, or years, people from different groups wielding signs declaring their RIGHTS! They have a right to a living wage, they have a right to a job, they have a right to... Read more →

42 Years and Still Fighting

  Erika Walker In case you missed it, January 22, 2015 was a big day for the issue of abortion for three reasons. First, on this the 42nd Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court case that legalized abortions in the United States, The... Read more →


Maddie Gillel Our family was flying a kite a few years ago, having a great time watching the kite fly higher and higher. One of the grandchildren asked what would happen if we cut the string? She thought it would surely continue climbing higher and... Read more →

Consciences are Important

Diane Robertson In the fourth grade while a couple of boys sat crying outside the classroom, my teacher sat the rest of the class down and explained that these boys were crying because their conscience hurt. They had been involved in a fist fight during... Read more →

A Return to Stability

Tashica Jacobson Embarrassingly I admit that four years ago many of my attitudes were anti-family. Now don’t jump to conclusions I wasn’t an extremist. However I was at the point that I had given up on the ideal of marriage. I had seen so many... Read more →

Ways to Save the World and Reduce the Population

Diane Robertson If I had a conversation like, “Do you want to know what the UN is doing now?” And then actually repeated some of the information in the UNFPA’s State of World Population report on youth , no one would believe me. They would... Read more →

If you’re “wanted” you live; if not, well…

By Mekelle Tenney In May of 2013, Dr. Kermit Gosnell was found guilty of murdering three babies who were born alive in his abortion clinic. Gosnell’s employees testified that he routinely performed late term abortions that were past Pennsylvania’s 24 week time limit. They also... Read more →

“One Nation under Godlessness”…ya think?

My husband is a judge. On a weekly basis he sees youth in his court who are delinquent, unmotivated, and often times defiant. These young men and women are most often accompanied by a frustrated parent. At some point in the conversation my husband asks... Read more →

The Choice My Mother Didn’t Have To Make

Each life matters and the loss of any human life diminishes our own. By Kristin Wahlquist It is impossible to calculate the value of a life; things learned, people touched, and memories created. Each life is both incredible and irreplaceable. Every life begins when two... Read more →

The Wheately Conference: The Supreme Court Decided, Now What?

Diane Robertson Yesterday I had the unique opportunity of attending a 4 hour long conference hosted by the Wheately Institute and titled: Family is Crucial: Views from Law and Social Science. Sherif Girgis, Ryan T. Anderson, Mark Regnerus, and Jenet Erickson spoke. These speakers have... Read more →

Freedom for Women?

Nathalie Bowman It seems silly to bring this up. After all, women are more free in this day and age than in any other time in history. But has the “freedom” of women really made them more free? The Women’s Liberation movement freed women’s bodies... Read more →

Too Many People…

  The next time you think that everyone else sees the world as you do, remember the following. Read more →

Consequences of a Sexually Desensitized Society

  Tashica Jacobsen In a review of many scholarly journals studying negative effects on youth, sexual promiscuity and early sexual activity, are listed as a risk factor along with drug use, delinquent behavior, and violence. However, society is now changing its standards, and is actually... Read more →


    by Maddi Gillel Simple lines of black and white and right and wrong have been blurred. The old institutions are not what they used to be and the new organizations are, many times, also suspect. I am well aware that there have been... Read more →

Win at the Supreme Court

Diane Robertson Monday morning in the west, we awoke to the good news that the Supreme Court actually sided with Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood!! These companies and other companies that can show “closely held” religious beliefs can opt out of the HHS contraceptive mandate.... Read more →

Common Core: Ushering in Sodom

Roseann Salanitri on June 25, 2014 in Faith & Family,   Last year I wrote an article entitled “Resurrecting Sodom”[i]. In it I chronicled seven events in our nation’s history that I believed were leading us down a path that would end at Sodom’s front door. The advent of... Read more →

Fathers are Necessary and Honorable

Diane Robertson Fatherhood is noble. Despite the fact that popular movies tend to make fathers out to be stupid or incapable, mothers, children, and society need fathers. Mothers need fathers present. When I had my first baby it did not take me long to realize... Read more →

Poll: What Is Morally Acceptable?

For the past 12 years Gallup has been conducting a poll on moral acceptability in America. Gallup published the 2014 results on May 30th. This year’s findings are a disturbing indication of the break down in the general morality of the American public. Contraceptives are... Read more →

You Never Existed…Or Did You?

Alicia Alley and Erica Arguello Take a minute and think about the one person you enjoy spending time with; maybe it’s your wife, your husband, your mom or dad, a close friend, or a sibling. Now think of why you enjoy spending time with them.... Read more →

What Can I Do?

Diane Robertson There are many people out there that want to help with the fight against radical feminism, the sexualizing of children, and the destruction of religious freedom but do not know what to do. They do not even know where to begin.  If you... Read more →

Face to Face with Radical Feminists

The United Nations process provides a startling contrast to anyone familiar with the legislative process at the state or federal level. There are no elected officials or constituents, there is no constitution, little accountability, and everyone seems to be doing whatever they want. One of... Read more →

CSW and Sexual Rights

Diane Robertson The Commission on the Status of Women (CWS) is a functional commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Each year delegates from 45 countries meet at the U.N. headquarters in NY to formulate concrete policies on women worldwide. Volunteers from... Read more →

House Ends Tax Payer Funding for Abortion

Diane Robertson Last week on the 41st anniversary of Roe v Wade, thousands of people braved the cold and marched in Washington to protest abortion. On Tuesday, Jan 28th, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 227-188 to end all federal funding for abortions. One portion... Read more →

Yes, We Can End Abortion

 “I think we have deluded ourselves into believing that people don’t know that abortion is killing. So any pretense that abortion is not killing is a signal of our ambivalence, a signal that we cannot say yes, it kills a fetus.” – Faye Wattleton, former... Read more →

The Adoption Option

Mary Pearson According to The American Life League, between the years of 1973-2011, 54.4 million abortions were performed.  That might not seem like a big number but when compared with the population of Italy, 61 million, it doesn’t seem like such a small number anymore.... Read more →

Self Interest vs. Human Life

Brianna Geddie Sacrifice: “to surrender or give up, or permit injury or disadvantage to, for the sake of something else.” Selfish:  “Devoted to or caring only for one’s self; concerned primarily with one’s own interests, benefits, welfare, etc., regardless of others.” Abortion has been a very controversial topic in our society for a long time. Representing United Families International at the United Nations, Jenny Cooper points out that around the world, it is “estimated that 160... Read more →

Remembering Anna

Rachel Allison I don’t know if UFI readers remember my writing about a group of women who, experiencing the heartache caused by their own abortions, have dedicated themselves to educating, influencing and hopefully inspiring others to choose life.  One of these good women shared this story... Read more →

The Cultural War: Alive and Strong

Diane Robertson Around the holidays I usually don’t want to think about politics, laws, or policies. But lawsuits, bad laws, and general bad ideas meant to damage the family, do not take a Christmas vacation. This Christmas the family is being attacked on many fronts.... Read more →

Putin Promulgating Procreation

Rachel Allison What do I have in common with Vladimir Putin?  Apparently more than I formerly realized. In September, 2014 the World Congress of Families Conference is being held in Moscow, Russia. The Conference focus:  “Every Child a Gift:  Large Families—The Future of Humanity.”  Take... Read more →

UN Treaty Hurts Families

Those who favor turning our sovereignty over to the United Nations system are at it again!  By Ann Bailey There is once again a strong push to move the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities  to the U.S. senate floor for a... Read more →

Is Religion Important?

Diane Robertson Is religion an important part of society? One Supreme Court Justice in Britain thinks so. Lord Sumption, has blamed a need for more laws on the decline in religion and traditional moral values. From 1997 to 2007 Britain added 3000 new laws in... Read more →

Are Children “Scary”?

Attempting to scare people is part and parcel of the Halloween season, but the “zero-population growth” folks have really kicked it into gear the last few weeks.   “Scary stories” abound, especially since the new report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was... Read more →

Breast Cancer’s Most Preventable Risk Factor

In the United States, October is the month for pumpkins and trick-or-treaters. It also National Breast-Cancer Awareness Month, a nationwide campaign “dedicated to educating and empowering women to take charge of their own breast health.” Judging by the multitude of pink ribbons from sea to... Read more →

Don’t Let the Camel Near Your Tent

Maddie Gillel Have you ever heard the  phrase ”don’t let a camel get his nose under the tent”?  Apparently, once he does that, it will not be long before his whole body is inside the tent, and he will be wreaking all manner of camel-havoc.... Read more →

Abortion Advocates: “Pile on the Laws!”

“The care of human life and not its destruction … is the first and only legitimate object of good government.” – Thomas Jefferson by Melissa Anderson We are a government formed to legislate the collective moral conscienceness into laws to govern the whole.  By the... Read more →

Abortion and Cohabitation: A Shift in Our Focus

Commitment, loyalty, responsibility. These are all things that we want in ourselves and in those around us. Social scientists have long discussed how we live in a social world.  We are not born into a social vacuum; rather our lives influence others, just as their... Read more →

Baby Left by Trash

Kate Harrison This past weekend, in New Jersey City, New Jersey, three teenage boys found a three month premature baby discarded by the trash.  This child was found whimpering, with other trash, in a plastic shopping bag.  This child still had its umbilical cord and... Read more →

The Battle for Liberty

Diane Robertson In 1776, Thomas Jefferson penned these words:  “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” With... Read more →

House Passes Ban on Abortions after 20 weeks

Diane Robertson In the wake the Gosnell trial, the US House of Representatives passed a law that would ban abortions after 20 weeks gestation. The bill called, “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act,” includes exemptions for pregnancies that threaten the life of the mother, and documented... Read more →

Not Just Information

Diane Robertson Just in case the 40% abortion rate in NYC is not high enough for the money-driven abortion industry and Planned Parenthood, New York City Department of Health and Hygiene is promoting a new app on their NYC teen website. The app, available in... Read more →

The Termites in Western Civilization

Maddie Gillel It would probably be a good exercise for our minds to re-visit what, when, how, and why western civilization is in such a state of dis-repair and near death.  Nothing will be new to us in this exercise, but we should be stunned... Read more →

Guys having Sex: So What?

Rebecca Mallory Many girls ask the question, “What are the legal downsides to a guy having sex before marriage?” While legality is certainly a concern, the emotional, physical, and financial aspects of premarital sex are as serious and can be even more damaging.  Girls definitely... Read more →

Gosnell Convicted in the Murder of Three Infants

Diane Robertson After a two-month trial and 10 days of deliberation the jury came back with a verdict of “Guilty” for the Pennsylvania Abortionist, Kermit Gosnell. The jury decided that Baby A, Baby C and Baby D were born alive and lived before their spinal... Read more →

Proselytizing compared to rape? Really?

Rachel Allison There are bombs going off on more fronts than I can name.  The attacks are relentless and escalating. Abortion—Now the truth is coming out about the “safety” and “compassion” of abortion clinics.  And we thought the supposed “back-alley abortions” were bad? Euthanasia—being legalized... Read more →

“House of Horrors?” Country of Horrors?

Maddi Gillel By now you’ve read about Dr. Kermit Gosnell and his Philadelphia abortion clinic also known as the “house of horrors.” It is exactly that.  I’ve heard bits and pieces of the case and don’t want to hear anymore; it’s too heartbreaking and disturbing.... Read more →

Countries Manipulated by the Media

Carol Soelberg Late on Friday, the UN negotiating room erupted in cheers as anti-family activists welcomed the adoption of the “Agreed Conclusions” for the Commission on Status of Women (CSW) 57th session.  Two weeks of intense negotiations had produced a document that was less than... Read more →

The Face Behind the Story

Editor’s note:  Another in a series of articles describing the various “parallel events” at the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 2013. by Callan Goodwin A few weeks ago I was sitting around a table discussing the ethics of abortion with 20 conservative,... Read more →

Why then, UN?

Brian Scarnnecchia This year’s Conference on the Status of Women (CSW) is directed to the elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls. A New York Times article (March 12, 2013) entitled “Unholy Alliance” claims that Russia, Iran and the Vatican are in league to use “custom,... Read more →

Greater Love Has No Man…Choosing Life

Jenifer Moss and Diane Robertson Diane The high-powered and overwhelming Commission on the Status of Women is taking place this week at UN headquarters in New York.  While political groups’ pressure delegates to introduce a document that would include abortion as “reproductive right” for women,... Read more →

Incremental and Insidious

Maddi Gillel You’ve all heard the story of how to cook a frog?  First you put the frog in a pot of room temperature water, then you slowly, slowly turn up the heat, and before the frog figures it out and can jump out, he’s... Read more →

Is It Inevitable?

Diane Robertson Many people have said to me, “It is inevitable. Why do you care?” Former speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, said to American conservatives, “It is in every family. It is in every community. The momentum is clearly now in the direction in... Read more →

Clever and Witty or Crass and Disgusting

A video created by Center for Reproductive Rights has been making the rounds in cyberspace.  It has met with accolades from the pro-abortion world and jeers of disgust from everyone else. “Happy 40th Anniversary, Baby” features an actor sitting in a chair in a well-appointed... Read more →

It’s All About Me

Mari Anderson & Marcy Cooper “I found out I was pregnant on my 21st birthday. It was not planned and, in fact, I never really planned on having children in the future. I am now eight weeks pregnant and so confused. I am very pro-life;... Read more →

Holy Cow

Diane Robertson Last week in Boulder, Colorado a police officer shot a bull elk. The police officers involved in the shooting of the elk have been put on administrative leave and are under criminal investigation. On Sunday, hundreds of citizens in Boulder, Colorado held a... Read more →

Auschwitz, Abortion and Connecticut

Gordon Jones This past summer my wife and I had the opportunity of traveling through much of Europe. We saw many cities, churches and museums. Of all that we saw, our visit to Auschwitz made the deepest impression. To walk on the grounds where millions... Read more →

Voting Pro-life While Managing to Care for the Poor

Diane Robertson As a mother of nine kids, and a defender of the traditional family, I’d like to think that few things ruffle my feathers. I can handle a lot of noise, big messes, daily elementary school homework, as well as being called hateful and... Read more →

Increased Contraception = Increased Abortion: Who knew?

Ann Bailey Increased use of contraceptives results in increased abortion…who knew!  Seems counter-intuitive, but it is true.  Recently, the media and the Obama spin masters have been all over a study that  supposedly shows that if you hand out free birth control (under Obamacare) you’ll... Read more →

It takes more than Pink Ribbons

Ann Bailey A mass of pink-wearing humanity wound its way through New York’s Central Park last weekend.  Young, old, male, female, babies in strollers and young adults on roller skates all joined in to express support to family members who have suffered from breast cancer... Read more →

Of Spiders and Smelt

Greg Barlow Recently a Texas road construction project was postponed because of the discovery of a rare species of spider.  The project will not resume until scientists have fully evaluated the risks to the spider’s habitat posed by a continuation of the project. Thousands of... Read more →

A Stirring and Powerful Speech

Diane Robertson Michelle Obama gave a stirring and powerful speech at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday. She recalled a heart-warming love story between herself and the President. She talked about some of the values that mean the most to me and many Americans—family and... Read more →

My Thoughts on our Sexual State of Affairs

Allison Malnar I read an article yesterday that cited Bill Clinton’s State of the Union Address from January 1994.  He stated,  ”In ten years, one-half of all children born in America will be illegitimate.” I was shocked!   I have been on the computer for over... Read more →

Another UN Treaty that Needs to Go Away

Another UN treaty that would put the U.S. in the cross-hairs of unelected international bureaucrats was passed out of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee last week.  Supporters of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) hope that the Senate vote... Read more →

Who Has the Moral High Ground?

Melissa Anderson I put much of my past focus on the pro abortion campaign of the United States. However, the organization I write for is United Families International. We focus on family everywhere in the world, attempting to raise awareness to the degradation of the... Read more →

Good News for the Unborn: Most Americans Pro-Life

May 2012, a recent Gallup Poll on abortion found that 50% of American adults label themselves as “Pro-life”, while only 41% of American’s are labeling themselves as “Pro-choice”. 52% of Americans believe that abortion should be legal only under some circumstances, while 25% believe abortion... Read more →

Choosing a Casket instead of a Crib

 Ann Bailey What’s it like for a mother to be planning a funeral when she should be choosing paint colors for her newborn’s nursery?  My neighbor and dear friend, *Sarah, knows the answer to that question.   When her pregnancy reached the five month mark, she... Read more →

Sign of the Times for Abortion

Ann Bailey Last week Nancy Keenan, head of NARAL Pro-Choice America, announced that, at the end of the year, she will be stepping down as president.  The reason given for her departure is the organization’s need for a president and executive committee that has the... Read more →

The Reality of War

Rachel Allison It wasn’t until I was an adult that I ever heard my dad talk about his experiences during World War II, and then it was because we asked questions that helped him open up and talk about them. He was just 18 when... Read more →

Celebrating Jon

The number tells the story.  More than ninety percent of unborn children who are diagnosed with Down Syndrome are aborted.  There is no better indicator of the “better dead than have downs” attitude that exists in our culture.  But one man, columnist George Will, tells... Read more →

The Business of Abortion

Melissa Anderson Why is abortion protected and fought over so much in the United States?  Because it’s connected to women’s rights?  Of course not.  Because it’s a business.  Not only is abortion a business, abortion is a business that rakes in millions of dollars, privately... Read more →

Reader Poll: “Should a physician be held accountable (sued) for not prescribing a test for Down syndrome for an unborn child?”

Here’s the question we asked our readers:  “Should a physician be held accountable (sued) for not prescribing a test for Down syndrome for an unborn child?” Here’s how UFI readers responded: Yes                         2 Percent            No                          97 Percent Unsure                 1 Percent   This... Read more →

A Pro-Life Manifesto

Melissa Anderson Something about being away from my children makes me crazy.  On days I’m not crazy lonesome or crazy melancholy or a crazy shopper buying crazy amounts of children clothing to send to my adorable children, I’m just a mama crazy in love with... Read more →

Reader Poll: “Would you support legislation that would require the state to publish the names of each doctor who performs an abortion and detailed statistics (not her name) about the woman having the procedure?”

Here’s the question we asked our readers: “Would you support legislation that would require the state to publish the names of each doctor who performs an abortion and detailed statistics (not her name) about the woman having the procedure?” Here’s how readers responded: 60 Percent                  ... Read more →

A Pro-Life Manifesto

Melissa Anderson Something about being away from my children makes me crazy.  On days I’m not crazy lonesome or crazy melancholy or a crazy shopper buying crazy amounts of children clothing to send to my adorable children, I’m just a mama crazy in love with... Read more →

A Cause You Can Believe In

Rachel Allison There are many causes in the world:  “Save the whales;” “Save the forests;” ”Save our environment;” “Preserve Freedom.;” and, of course, “Save the Family.” It’s important for people to have a cause.  It keeps us focused during our discretionary time on bettering our... Read more →

The Untold Story About Abortion

Diane Robertson Years ago while searching for information about miscarriages, I ran across a question and answer website for women who had recently had abortions. One girl asked, “Will I ever get over this pain?” The answer again and again from other women who had... Read more →

Apparently the word “murder” was already taken…

Danny Quinney OHMIGOSH.  I have the funniest story.  Seriously, you are going to die laughing.  So picture this, my best friend and I are driving, and he said something that, I thought, was a little rude.  We often tease each other, but this was over... Read more →

Week-long Sex Strike? Really?

Rachel Allison Townhall’s political editor, Guy Benson’s article caught my attention with the shocking title:  Liberal Women Plan “Sex Strike” to Protest Nonexistent Contraception Ban. “Liberal Ladies Who Lunch” is the organization who is calling for the “Sex Strike.” Quotes by “Liberal Ladies Who Lunch:”... Read more →

The Rest of the Story…

By now you’ve probably read at least one article about the two British ethicists who wrote an article for the Journal of Medical Ethics where they argued that infanticide (killing a newborn infant) is acceptable – even ethical.  The article has created a global firestorm. ... Read more →

“Down not Up”?

When Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius took questions from the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health about President Barack Obama’s fiscal year 2013 budget proposal last Thursday, she commented that a reduction in the number of human beings born in the United... Read more →

“It’s a Girl” – The Three Deadliest Words

Ann Bailey “In India, China and many other parts of the world today, girls are killed, aborted and abandoned simply because they are girls. The United Nations estimates as many as 200 million girls  are missing in the world today because of this so-called “gendercide”.”  So... Read more →

The Power of Public Opinion

Rachel Allison On February 2nd, I wrote my letter to Komen’s Foundation Headquarters praising their decision to stop funding Planned Parenthood.  But apparently for every letter voicing support, they received a much larger number condemning their decision.  Such is the power of the most vocal…... Read more →

Wear Your Plaid Undaunted

Melissa Anderson My husband is usually a fashion disaster.  Mind you I’m not much better, but at least I don’t wear blue plaid pants with a striped brown shirt. He never leaves the house in such disrepair, but he is known to lounge about our... Read more →

The Battle for LIFE

On January 23rd, hundreds of thousands of people traveled to our nation’s capital to protest the Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion.  The protest has been going on for years and has gained not only momentum, but numbers…especially among the younger crowd. Katie Hinderer, a freelance... Read more →

End Abortion in Your Lifetime

This is your chance to participate in a “March for Life” event.  As we approach the 39th Anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that has allowed 50 million unborn Americans to have their lives abruptly ended, there are numerous events around the country to remind... Read more →

Getting it Right. A Tale of Two Ads

Remember the old cliché?  “It not as important what you say as how you say it.”  We think we found a great example of that. Take a look at these two pro-life ads.  They have almost identical wording and images, but the impact is quite... Read more →

Sweet Victory!

In Texas, a federal appeals court upheld the state’s sonogram law, which requires that women seeking abortions view a picture of their baby before having the procedure. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower court ruling, which had issued an injunction, preventing the... Read more →

The Summer Soldier and the Sunshine Patriot

Rachel Allison Do you remember the term “sunshine soldier and summer patriot?” The term was found in Thomas Paine’s series of pamphlets published  during the American Revolution.  He wrote them because the colonists needed hope…they needed inspiration.  For any of you who have read the... Read more →

Mental Gymnastics and Abortion

Ann Bailey If you’re “pro-choice” (hate that phrase) and you can’t bring yourself to acknowledge that the unborn child is INDEED a child, you can make all sorts of excuses for your behavior or your predicament.  In a recent Salon article, “Why women have Second... Read more →

Remembering Anna

Rachel Allison I don’t know if our UFI readers remember my writing about a group of women who, experiencing the heartache caused by their own abortions, have dedicated themselves to educating, influencing and hopefully inspiring others to choose life.  I heard from one of these women... Read more →

We do what’s best for kids – who are we kidding?

Ann Bailey Sitting there in the dentist’s office, the Reader’s Digest cover caught my attention.   Smartly-dressed Michelle Obama grinned at me from the cover and the headline read:  “Michelle Obama’s Family Values.”  But it was the quote from her that really got me going:  “Everything... Read more →

Room at the Inn – Faulty logic of Abortion

From the Desk of Carol Soelberg While this season of year typically celebrates the life of a new born in Bethlehem, we cannot ignore the ongoing threat to new life today in the form of abortion.  In this week’s alert, our Life Issues expert, Melissa... Read more →

Do babies learn before they’re born?

Ann Bailey “Some of the most important learning we ever do happens before we are born, while we are still in the womb,” states Annie Murphy Paul,  author of “Origins: How the Nine Months Before Birth Shape the Rest of Our Lives. As she tells... Read more →

HHS says no “morning-after pill” for minors

The Health and Human Services (HHS) Department has overruled a decision by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make the morning-after pill available to kids without a prescription.  This controversial abortafacient drug, also known as Plan B, will not be sold directly off the... Read more →

New technology showing conception to birth

“Ideas worth spreading” is the tag line for TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design).   You might have enjoyed some of their videos in the past.  This one is definitely worth sharing! Alexander Tsiaras, Asst. Professor of Medicine and Chief of Scientific visualization at Yale, has given a... Read more →

Consequences of Abortion… More than the Death of a Child.

by Rachel Allison In September Priscilla Coleman was published in the British Journal of Psychiatry showing an association between induced abortion and mental health problems. Overall, women with an abortion history experience an 81% increased risk for mental health problems. The results showed that the... Read more →

The Perfect Abortion Candidate

Today we at United Families International welcome Melissa to our UFI Team.  Her story will astound you.   Melissa speaks with a voice and experience that will touch hearts and change minds.  You won’t want to miss her upcoming articles. By Melissa Anderson I was the... Read more →

Reader Poll: Would you vote in support of a “personhood amendment” similar to the one that recently failed in Mississippi?

Here’s the question we asked our readers: “Would you vote in support of a “personhood amendment” similar to the one that recently failed in Mississippi?”   Here’s how UFI readers responded:                                         71  percent            Yes 24  Percent              No 5  Percent                Undecided The personhood amendment movement... Read more →

Passing By

By Melissa Anderson Last Thursday a two year old child died. She had black hair and dark eyes and a little round face. Her name was Wang Yue, but she was called YueYue. Wang Yue toddled out into the middle of a small street in... Read more →

The Future of Down syndrome? Hope or Elimination

By Rachel Allison In July of this year Dan Hurley wrote a heart-warming article in the New York Times on Dr. Alberto Costa, his wife Daisy, and their daughter Tyche. (pronounced Tishy) Costa and his wife had been trying to have a baby for a... Read more →

“Who are we to decide?”

“Who are we decide that we pick and throw one away and pick up and struggle to save the other ones?”  So states a pro-life  ad produced by the Ron Paul Presidential campaign.   We want to go on record that United Families International is neutral... Read more →

Punching Back at Pro-Abortion Advocates

“If you tell a lie loud enough, long enough, people will believe it.”  So goes the adage that exemplifies the approach that the pro-abortion and anti-family advocates at the UN and in the international arena are using to promote worldwide abortion.  The notion that “Abortion... Read more →

Isn’t it time we call a spade a shovel?

By Danny Quinney I think it is important to point out that of all the contributors to this website, I’m the dumbest.  I say that, not to brag, but to let you know I’m aware of my dumbery.  I ain’t no highly educated man.  See... Read more →

Video: Humane Humanity

“Life.  Protect it.  Respect it.”  So ends a well-crafted video produced by Virtue Media. On this 10th Anniversary of 9/11, we are reminded about what happens when people begin thinking of others as less than human. [youtube] Read more →

Russia: Demographic Crisis

“Mother Russia” is experiencing an unprecedented decline in population.  In the last 20 years, it is estimated that an astounding 80 million unborn Russian children have been aborted.  On average, a Russian woman over the course of her reproductive life will have seven abortions. Combing... Read more →

A Real-Life Heroine

By Marcia Barlow “I have never met anyone in my life that has volunteered forty years for a cause without taking a penny of salary.  I mean…that is just an incredible commitment. ”  – Peter Smith Yes, it is an incredible commitment!  This past spring... Read more →

Myth Buster Monday: Are late term abortions rare?

“There are very few late terms abortions performed – only for medical reasons such as danger to the mother or unhealthy fetus,” claim those who promote abortion.  “Not only are they rare, there aren’t many abortion providers available to perform them,” continues the misinformation meme.... Read more →

Number One Killer

The statistics on African American abortions are shocking. Numbers like:  “In New York, sixty percent of all African American babies are aborted.”  Even though African Americans are only about 13 percent of the U.S. population, one of every three abortions in the United States is... Read more →

Are the Unborn Human?

The answer to some questions seem so straightforward and simple.  Are the unborn human?   As 15-year-old Lia points out, that question is the crux of the abortion debate.   With amazing easy and articulation, Lia lays out the pro-life arguments for you in this video.  Enjoy... Read more →

Have you ever wondered if your efforts made a difference?

Diminutive, yet outspoken and articulate, Wendy Wright has spent many a day standing on a street in front of abortion clinics trying to convince the women who enter to not abort their unborn babies.  Wendy, now  days, appears on national news broadcasts trying to convince... Read more →

UFI Reader Poll: Which of the social issues is of greatest concern to you?

Here is this week’s question:   “Of the social issues impacting families, which is of greatest concern to you?”   Here is how UFI readers responded: 34 percent               Religious Freedom 14 percent               Parental Rights 10 percent               Stopping abortion 31 percent               The “gay agenda” 0 percent                ... Read more →

Indiana Takes a Stand Against Planned Parenthood

By Grace Sailor Governor Mitch Daniels of Indiana continues to hold the banner high in support of pro-family legislation as he signed a bill on Tuesday that tightens abortion rules, cuts $2 million dollars to Planned Parenthood which accounts for a large portion of Planned... Read more →

“To Be Born” – a 14-minute film

by Ann Bailey “The only way to end abortion is to change popular culture,” insists my astute 20-year-old daughter.  My question is “How exactly do you do that?”  You have to be “hip and cool” to impact popular culture – which I have to say... Read more →

Myth Buster Monday: Do unborn babies feel pain?

This month Oklahoma became the fourth state in the U.S. to put in place the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.”  Oklahoma joins Nebraska, Kansas, and Idaho in protecting an unborn child who is capable of feeling pain from abortion- when an unborn child reaches the... Read more →

Inside the UN: The “West” is Obsessed with Sex

Inside the UN:  The Commission on Population and Development 2011 “The West is Obsessed with Sex” read the bold caption on a flyer handed out to UN delegates by our pro-family coalition back in 2000.  As this year’s Commission on Population and Development (CPD) unfolded,... Read more →

I Believe in the Family

By Carol Soelberg I believe in UFI because I believe in the family and UFI is in the business of protecting and preserving the family.  More than 30 years ago, United Families International began to realize that a threat to the family was growing.  Today... Read more →

UFI Reader Poll: “Is it ‘racist’ to point a finger at abortion?”

Here’s last week’s question: “Is it racist to point out that in New York City, 60 percent of all African-American pregnancies end in induced abortion?” Here is the UFI reader response: 3 percent                            Yes, it is racist 97 percent                           No, it’s just stating facts 0... Read more →

Special needs children – a beautiful gift

by  Grace Sailor “More than 90 percent of babies diagnosed with Down Syndrome are aborted…”-ABC News I wanted to share with you this beautiful and touching video about a brother and a special needs sister.  It captures the pure love of a sibling relationship. When... Read more →

Waiting Three Days Makes Sense

By Grace Sailor I personally want to thank Governor Dennis Daugaard of South Dakota for the law that will take effect on July 1, that requires a 3-day wait for an abortion and is requiring proper counseling and guidance on alternative decisions to keep the... Read more →

Musings from an Abortion Rally

Getting footage straight from the mouth of abortion fiends (oops! I mean friends) was the goal of the non-profit  So they took their camera to the “Walk for Choice” held in Chicago on February 27, 2011.   There they encountered (and filmed) women bragging about... Read more →

Day Seven: Trees More Important than Babies

Another in our on-going series of UFI at the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) Attending and participating in this presentation required my finest acting skills.  “Ecology and Feminism:  Sacred Feminine, Circles and Valuing Girls and Trees” was the title of this “parallel... Read more →

Day Four: Planned Parenthood falls on hard times at the UN

Another in our on-going series of UFI at the UN:   Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) has always had free run of the UN.  But on Wednesday, the organization and its history were vigorously challenged.   It appears that... Read more →

House Passes Amendment Banning Planned Parenthood Funding

Congressman Mike Pence succinctly laid out the case for his amendment:   “..[T]his is not about Planned Parenthood’s right to be in the abortion business… This debate is about who [funds] it… Nobody is saying that Planned Parenthood can’t be the leading advocate of abortion on... Read more →

Your Values Are Being Threatened

UFI’s core principles or “Five Respects:” *    Respect for Family and Marriage *    Respect for Life *    Respect for Parental Rights *    Respect for Religion *    Respect for Sovereignty Dear Friend of the Family: Over the past several months we have discussed many issues related... Read more →

Protecting the Family and Your Wallet

How much is $100 billion?  It’s the amount that will be cut from the federal budget if a Continuing Resolution is passed through Congress.  It’s also enough that conservative lawmakers can say they kept one of their campaign promises.  Recognize that it’s just a start... Read more →

UFI Reader Poll: Is Planned Parenthood’s work worthy of continued funding?

Here’s last week’s UFI Family Poll question and the results: Is Planned Parenthood’s effort to provide contraception, healthcare, and education to underprivileged women and children enough to warrant the continuation of taxpayer funding? 2 percent                             Yes 2 percent                             Undecided 96 percent                          No As the... Read more →

Gosnell’s “house of horrors”

By now you’ve probably seen multiple stories on the “house of horrors,” a reference to an abortion clinic in Philadelphia.  A Grand Jury investigation of Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s abortion “practice” produced a 280-page report, a report that takes an extremely strong stomach to read.  It... Read more →

Another Planned Parenthood Outrage: Special Webcast Tonight

Aiding underage sex-trafficking rings, covering up sex abuse of children, coaching potential clients/patients to lie and commit fraud…sounds like a crime syndicate doesn’t.  Nope, we’re talking about Planned Parenthood clinics.  In the latest undercover sting operation conducted by Live Action, a student-led pro-life group head... Read more →

A Day that should live in Infamy

Today, January 22, marks the 38th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade.  Since 1973, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that every woman had a constitutional right to have an abortion, some 55 million pre-born children have been ripped from their mother’s womb and discarded.  But... Read more →

“Hello Baby!” Get this app for your I-pad

If you’re pregnant or know someone who is, this is the app for you.  Released last spring by Pampers, this free app allows you to “enjoy the full experience of your baby’s development even before he or she is born.”  You can monitor your baby’s... Read more →

What’s the abortion rate in your state?

“Is abortion a crime against the unborn or an important medical procedure that helps women control their own bodies and destinies?” begins the text of a CBS News slide show chronicling the 25 U.S. states with the highest abortion rate.  The ranking is by percentage,... Read more →

Blood test could replace amniocentesis

Pregnant women may no longer have to submit to risky amniocentesis to determine the health of their unborn child.  The new blood test, years in the creation and testing, has moved closer to being available to the general public.  With this blood test “about 98... Read more →

Respect for Life and the Tucson Tragedy

We, at United Families International, have been greatly saddened by what occurred in Tucson, Arizona, where six people were killed and more than a dozen injured.  The tragedy in Tucson is a tragedy for us all.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims... Read more →

Number of Teen Births Decrease in U.S.

The number of teen births in America has seen record declines, but compared to most Western European countries, the U.S. still leads in the number of teen births – this according to census data released in December.   Europe averages 24 teen births per 1,000 (girls... Read more →

How United Families Readers respond to Weekly Poll Questions

Here’s how you, our readers, answered a couple of poll questions: Should doctors and other medical professionals have the right to “opt out” of procedures that they find morally objectionable? 100 percent                        Yes, that right should be maintained. 0 percent                        No, as a professional they... Read more →

Merry Christmas from Planned Parenthood

“Choice on Earth” wallpaper adorns the home page of Planned Parenthood’s website.  Some Planned Parenthood (PP) clinics still offer the “Choice on Earth” holiday cards as well as gift certificates good for, among other things, abortion services.   That must be somewhere on an “ultimate stocking... Read more →

Pro-Life Doctors at risk of Losing their Rights

Conscience clauses, the ability of professionals to “opt out” of performing procedures that they find objectionable are increasingly at risk.   The American Bar Association (ABA) opposes “conscience clauses” and regularly works to stop any legislation that would codify the right of professionals to adhere to... Read more →

Too Few or Too Many?

Two articles.  One telling me that there are too many people on the planet and one telling me that there aren’t enough.  That’s what appeared in my inbox this week.  I’m always a little taken back…and extremely skeptical… when I see a headline stating that... Read more →

Brag About Your Abortion

In a move touted as a way to remove the “stigma” of abortion, women are now bragging about their abortions on Twitter. Seems that last week’s election has caused some amount of panic in the pro-abort’s camp and they are feeling the need to assert... Read more →

Pro-family, Pro-life Policies and Politicians CAN Win

As everyone works to analyze and dissect Tuesday’s election, we were disappointed but not surprised that the standard refrain is still making the rounds—“pushing conservative social issues is a dead-end, social issues can’t get conservative politicians elected.”  Nothing could be further from the truth. As... Read more →

Anger and Guilt at the Abortion Clinic

“Husband confronts abortion protesters outside clinic,” the headline reads.  I’ve seen it all over the blogosphere this week.  “He gives them a piece of his mind while he videotapes the whole thing,” continues the article lead in.   I watched the video with interest, cringing... Read more →

“More Trick than Treat:” UNICEF Loses Sight of Their Mission

It was 60 years ago this month when the United Nations Children’s Education Fund (UNICEF) began their highly successful “Trick or Treat for UNICEF” campaign.  Several generations of Halloween-costumed children have carried the orange donation boxes door to door to help children in countries around... Read more →

Youth Arrested for being Pro-life?

This story began back in 2008 when 18 pro-life advocates were arrested for standing on a public street and sharing a pro-life message.  They were handcuffed, hauled to jail and not told what the charges were until the next day.  The three females in the... Read more →

The Carnage of Abortion, should it be displayed? UFI Readers Respond

“Do you believe that those who protest against abortion should be allowed to set up public displays of photos showing the carnage of abortion?” Yes                 88 percent No                  12 percent We chose this topic because of the recent situation in Canada where university students were... Read more →

Nebraska’s Fetal Pain Abortion Law goes into Effect

The pro-life community around the country is celebrating as Nebraska’s revolutionary and hopefully trendsetting bill went into effect on Oct. 15.  Preborn children 20 weeks and older will now be protected as “The Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” takes effect.  This bill acknowledges the... Read more →

Your money being used to promote abortions worldwide

Over the past several months, astute readers have recognized an underlying theme to our varied “UFI alerts“.  This theme is summarized quite simply:  When the government of the United States of America stands firmly on behalf of the family, the impact is felt globally.  In... Read more →

Family Policy Rejected at the UN

During the third week of September  in New York, the UN hosted leaders from around the globe to talk about the most pressing problems that face nations, but nothing was mentioned about families.  These world leaders were presented with a document that had been negotiated... Read more →

“Politics and the American Person”

Reflecting on his years living in the U.S. and observing American politics, Catholic leader Monsignor Barreiro-Carambula gives insights into the shallowness of the ideology that undergirds the pro-abortion movement. “What exactly determines why this human being should live, and this other one should not? …... Read more →

New Jersey Abortion clinics STILL being funded

**To see a correction to this post, go here. We had no sooner hit the “publish” button on a blog post where we praised New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for cutting off funding to abortion clinics, (see below post) when we were notified that people... Read more →

Planned Parenthood lies again…

Planned Parenthood has again been caught in the act of fabricating basic information about human development in order to convince a young woman to abort her baby.  This time it’s an Indiana Planned Parenthood.  This is another in a series of undercover videos to expose... Read more →

Planned Parenthood gives new meaning to the term “Non-Profit”

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... Read more →

Feeling the Failure of Feminism

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... Read more →

Kenya Passes a Pro-Abortion Constitution

With all of the emotion and commotion surrounding California’s Prop 8 ruling, we neglected to post on the outcome of Kenya’s vote on a new constitution.  As feared, the Kenya constitution passed with the inclusion of the competing language of “every person has a right... Read more →

The U.S. is Interfering with Another Country’s Constitution

Wednesday, August 4, is the day that Kenyan’s vote on a new constitution that has the potential to stabilize their volatile country, but will also put in place constitutional wording that will produce a similar outcome to “Roe v. Wade.”   That outcome?  Legalized abortion for... Read more →

Russia’s Birthrate now Exceeding Abortion Rate

The Russian Federation was pleased to report to the U.N.’s Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) Committee that, for the first time in decades, the Russian birth rate now exceeds their abortion rate—a change that should be acknowledged and... Read more →

Does a “Fetus” Feel Pain during Abortion? New Study

The fetal pain question has always seemed outrageous and irrelevant to me.  Debating at what point an unborn baby feels pain so that an abortion can be performed “painlessly” is horrific, dehumanizing and oh so cavalier.  It’s the equivalent of saying:  “No worries…I’m going to... Read more →

Abortion NOT rare in New York

Making abortion “safe, legal, and rare” is the mantra of the pro-abortion crowd.   A recent article about the frequency of abortion in New York shows how dishonest and outrageous this canard actually is.  It was 40 years ago this month when the state of New... Read more →

The phrase “Celebrate Motherhood” Banned

For three days this week, pro-abortion organizations and UN agencies dedicated to promoting abortion around the world gathered in Washington D.C.  for the 2nd “Women Deliver” conference.   With a clever play on words,  the “Women Deliver” event  was marketed as an opportunity to join together... Read more →

Men Ages 18 – 35 MOST Pro-Life

We polled you and asked “What age group and gender do you believe are the most pro-life?”  and here is what you said: (8%) Men 18 – 34 (17%) Women 18-34 (6%) Men 35 – 54 (27%) Women 35 – 54 (15%) Men 55+ (27%) Women... Read more →

Italian Women Paid to Not Abort their Children

Pregnant women in Italy’s northern region of Lombardy will now have real “choice” when it comes to their unborn children.  The President of the regional government, Robert Formigoni, announced last month that “no women will abort in Lombardy because of economic difficulties.”  Pregnant women who... Read more →

Shocking British Abortion Statistics

Just one day after the abortion industry in Britain started running TV ads to solicit more customers, the British Department of Health released their most recent statistics on abortion.  begins their news article with:  “More than 1,000 children under 15 had an abortion last... Read more →

A new low for TV: Abortion Ads

In a new low for television advertising, the Marie Stopes International UK is now running ads on British television for abortion services.  It is an advertising campaign with a deceptively simple question:  “Are you late?”  The word “abortion” is never mentioned. “If you’re pregnant and... Read more →

Abortion: The UnChoice

Last week we posted a story about a teen mother in the state of Pennsylvania who was coerced into having an abortion.  We expressed shock that U.S. courts would force abortion upon a mother.  We were not thinking, however, of the thousands of women every... Read more →

Autism may be linked to vaccine made from aborted baby cells

We are a little concerned about entering into the fray surrounding the cause of the dramatic spike of autism cases.  We, however, decided that this information should at least be looked at and considered. Several pro-life organizations are reporting on a new study recently released... Read more →

Planned Parenthood Uses Mother’s Day to Solicit Donations

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... Read more →

Ivy League Ethics?

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... Read more →

Research shows: Abortion increases crime rate

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... Read more →

New Nebraska law takes on Roe v. Wade

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... Read more →

New Live Action video reveals more Planned Parenthood lies

Live Action has done it again. In this newly released second video of the Rosa Acuna Project, an effort to expose the manipulative tactics of Planned Parenthood counselors, Live Action exposes a counselor in Milwaukee lying to a patient about the development of unborn children... Read more →

‘Telemed’ abortions putting women’s lives at risk

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... Read more →

Kenya’s “Choice”

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 it... Read more →

Hillary Clinton confirms: Reproductive health means abortion

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... Read more →

Polish Ad Promotes Abortion Tourism in Britain

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... Read more →

Healthcare Update: Obama signs Executive Order

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... Read more →

Obama’s Healthcare Devastating to the Health of the Unborn

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 and... Read more →

Contraceptives are NOT a top priority

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... Read more →

Day 9: Utah at the UN

Utah’s current legislation for Utah State House Bill 12 has been a hot topic throughout the country, even with an article in the New York Times (with a quote from Laura Bunker, President of UFI Utah!) printed in February. House Bill 12 says that a... Read more →

THREE Pro-Family Super Bowl Commercials

The Super Bowl commercials are generally known for their slapstick comedy, sexual content and talking animals.  2010 was different because amid all this, there were not one, but three commercials that promoted pro-life and pro-family messages. Of course there was the Tim Tebow commercial, which... Read more →

Tebow’s Super Bowl ad

By now you know that Tim Tebow, his mother Pam and Focus on the Family have created the biggest Super Bowl advertising controversy of all time. During Sunday’s game Tebow and his mom are going on a national stage to tell the story of how... Read more →

Where do you find Accurate Reporting?

The 37th Annual March for Life in Washington D.C. counted record numbers of people – up to 400,000 marchers in D.C. and over 80,000 joined the Virtual March for Life – with no accurate national media coverage. As for the national coverage that the March... Read more →

The Tragedy of China’s “Bare Branches”

China’s economy may be booming, but China is facing a shortfall of an essential resource…women. A new study conducted by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences warns that China will have a bride shortage of 24 million by the year 2020 . To put it... Read more →

Condoms to the Rescue

Our love, thoughts, and prayers are with the victims of earthquake devastated Haiti.  We encourage all to give of whatever means they have to help those in need.  But this story in The Washington Times, just has to be commented upon. An earthquake has just... Read more →

Roe vs. Wade’s 37th Anniversary…a Time for Regretful Reflection

70 percent of women who under go an abortion say they wouldn’t do it again if they faced another unwanted pregnancy, about 60 percent experience emotional distress, and 16 percent suffer from severe distress warranting professional psychiatric attention*. That story is rarely told. Last Friday,... Read more →

March for Life…From Your Own Home

The 2010 March for Life will be held Friday January 22nd in Washington D.C. The theme is “Stand Up Now! Unite for the Life Principles–No Exception! No Compromise!” Americans United for Life is hosting the first free Virtual March for Life. There’s a new feature now... Read more →

Learning to Teach, Not Just Rally

I read a lot of articles and blog comments surrounding family issues everyday, and I’ve noticed a trend. Very few, if any, of the articles and comments written about these subjects are written to teach people about the issues. Most seem to be written as... Read more →

Controversy, Not Always a Bad Thing

Archbishop Raymond Burke, the American archbishop renown for his bulldog defense of the sanctity of life, will be speaking in Phoenix, Arizona this week. The local paper that reported his planned speech, Arizona Republic, referred to Burke as “divisive” and “controversial”. The sad thing is,... Read more →

Spain group gathers a million signatures for life

A pro-life group in Spain has gathered nearly a million signatures on a petition opposing reforms to the nation’s abortion laws. The group, Derecho a Vivio (Right to Live) will send the petition to the Moncloa Palace, the official residence and office of Spain’s President,... Read more →

Update: Senate Passes Health Care Bill

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.... Read more →

U.S. Senate Readies to Pass Pro-Abortion Health Care Bill

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... Read more →

President Signs Omnibus Spending Bill Funding Abortion

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... Read more →

Italy Legalizes Abortion Pill

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.... Read more →

New Film on Abortion Seeks to Refresh Discussion

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,... Read more →

Update: Senate Votes Down Abortion Amendment

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.... Read more →

Senate Votes on Abortion Amendment Today

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... Read more →

Just Who Are The Racists Here?

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... Read more →

South Korean Doctor Sparks New Debate on Abortion

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... Read more →

European Court to Rule on Ireland’s Abortion Law

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... Read more →

Mexico Abortion Fight Moves to Federal Level

This week Veracruz, Mexico became the 17th state in Mexico to write into legislation that life begins at conception. Now over half of the nation’s 32 states have written similar restrictions on abortion into their constitutions and lawmakers in Veracruz have adopted a measure to... Read more →

Pro-Abortionists Send Coat Hangers to Democrats

Although the debate over abortion has always been a vehement one, the recent passage of the Stupak Amendment, the amendment removing federal funding for abortion in the current health care bill, has poured fuel all over the smoldering fire. Simply put, pro-abortionists are outraged, claiming... Read more →

Amazing Interview with Former Planned Parenthood Employee

We posted earlier this month about a former Planned Parenthood employee who quit after watching an abortion through ultra-sound. Now, here is the video of her amazing interview with Mike Huckabee on November 7. There is an emotional impact in hearing her personal account that... Read more →

First Abortion Health Care Ad

So the pro-abortion lobby is gearing up to either kill the Stupak Amendment or kill health care reform with a new series of ads. Here is the first ad  from the Center for Reproductive Rights. Note the disturbing correlation drawn between a nose job, a... Read more →

Human Race Hurtling Towards Extinction

What would you say if we told you that the financial meltdown of 2008 was just a birth pang… the first sign of a major social and economic upheaval not seen in the Western World since the Dark Ages? What would you do if you... Read more →

Understanding the Abortion/Health Care Debate

It looks like the abortion debate in the new health care bill is just getting started. Since the House passed the bill last Saturday with the controversial addition of the Stupak Amendment, pro-lifers have been praising the Amendment while questioning the legislation itself, whereas pro-abortionists... Read more →

Stupak Amendment Protects The Unborn

As many of you know, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the “Affordable Health Care for America Act” (H.R. 3962) late Saturday night by a slim two-vote margin. What was less noted in all the clamor was the important addition on November 7 of the... Read more →

Abortion Doctor Admits “Yes, I am killing”

Former Baptist minister and late-term abortion provider, Curtis Boyd, made a startling admission on a local news show earlier this week. “Am I killing?” he asks. “Yes, I am. I know that.” It is an unusual and disturbing statement from a doctor who is perfectly... Read more →

Illinois Judge Stops Parental Notification Law

Abortion proponents are working once again to deny parental rights and override the legitimate will of the people through judicial activism. The ACLU of Illinois has filed suit against a law requiring doctors to notify the parents of underage girls 48 hours before performing an... Read more →

Baltimore To Make Abortion the Legal Norm

On Monday, the Baltimore City Council voted 3-1 in favor of a controversial new measure that would require all pregnancy centers that do not provide abortion or birth control to post a sign stating so. Centers that fail to post a sign will be fined... Read more →

We Need Your Help to Protect the Unborn

Over the years, your wonderful support has helped UFI stand as a representative for your voice and your values at the United Nations. Now we need your individual voice to help us make a stand once again in defense of the human rights of all... Read more →

50% of Down Syndrome Babies Aborted in Ireland

According to a recent report, up to 50% of all babies diagnosed with Down syndrome in Ireland are aborted. This is still less than the 90% of Down syndrome babies that are aborted in the UK, but a drastic increase from the past In recent... Read more →

US Heath Care Bill Language Revealed To Public

The most recent version of the US health care bill was unveiled by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday.  The massive bill is 1,990 pages and will cost $1.05 trillion in the first ten years alone. Click here to read the bill. Here is what... Read more →

Pro-abortion groups outraged by latest Law & Order episode

There was a lot of hype leading up to last Friday’s Law & Order episode addressing the issue of abortion. The episode, which deals with the murder of a late-term abortion doctor, didn’t seem of much interest until after reading the responses of pro-abortion parties... Read more →

Race for the Cure helps to fund abortions

Susan G. Komen for the Cure is synonymous with the battle to fight breast cancer. It is currently the largest and most widely known organization fundraising and educating to protect women against this medical threat. Race for the Cure, the organizations fundraising 5k, is also... Read more →

Over 1 million protest abortion in Spain!

Here are two videos showing the massive support for life at the pro-life march in Madrid Spain! [youtube=] [youtube=] Read more →

Spain Pro-life Rally a Huge Success.

This weekend demonstrators took to the streets in Madrid  to opposes the socialist government’s proposed liberalization of national abortion laws. The proposed alterations would make abortions widely available and allow girls as young as 16 to obtain abortions without parental consent. United Families joined with... Read more →

Senate sneaks federally funded abortion in the back door.

After months of deliberation and debate the Senate Finance Committee finally passed its health care bill on Tuesday. During debates pro-life lobbyists and Senators worked to guarantee that federally funded abortion would not be included in the bill. And despite defeating Sen. Orrin Hatch’s proposed... Read more →

Woman Confesses to “Abortion Addiction” in New Memoir

A new memoir was released yesterday detailing the experience of a woman “addicted to abortion.” In the memoir, Impossible Motherhood: Testimony of an Abortion Addict. Irene Vilar not only admits to having 15 abortions in 17 years, but also chronicles the pathology that led to... Read more →

Support for abortion dropping!

Good news! New research indicates the support for abortion is decreasing. A new Pew Research Center poll released Thursday shows that support for legal abortions has dropped 11 percent since last year. In 2007 and 2008 the Pew center found 54% of American taking a... Read more →

YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS Voice of the Nation TODAY!!!

Voice of the Nation talking about Obamacare “At the heart of President Barack Obama’s health-care plan is an insurance program funded by taxpayers, administered by Washington, and open to everyone. Modeled on Medicare, this “public option” will soon become the single dominant health plan, which... Read more →

Genetically Engineered to be a “Donor Child”

A newly released movie, “My Sister’s Keeper” has brought the controversial topics of parental rights and designer families to the box office. In this thought provoking movie Anna, the main character, was created to be a “donor child” for her older sister Kate who has... Read more →

Demographic Winter

What would you do if you knew your family line would cease to exist… not at some distant point in time, but in the foreseeable future? What would you do if a human genocide was taking place RIGHT NOW, right under your nose, in countries... Read more →

Clinton: Abortion is ‘Reproductive Health’

From Secretary of state Hillary Clinton spent a second day on Capitol Hill discussing foreign affairs and the exchange she had over abortion with a Republican congressman is getting a lot of attention in pro-life circles. Rep. Chris Smith, R-NJ, began by calling Clinton... Read more →

Millions Stand For Life!

SPAIN – March, 2009 The forces of life stood together in support of an amazing movement called Rallies for the Right to Live, which was held in the country of Spain on Sunday, March 29th. Momentously, over 800 world wide organizations representing over 250 million... Read more →

Women Exploited by Abortion, NancyJo Mann’s Story

This testimony was originally published in 1987 in the book Aborted Women, Silent No More. My name is Nancyjo Mann. I am one of the 16 million of women who has had an abortion since 1973. I’ve seen this from all angles; from the pro-choice side,... Read more →

FRC: If You Are Planned Parenthood, Crime Does Pay

From the Family Research Council: Planned Parenthood (PP) released its annual report this week. It would appear that for Planned Parenthood, crime does pay — as long as it is crime against humanity. Last year, while the rest of the nation was seeing a downward... Read more →

VIDEO: Happy Birthday

Flipsyde is a rap/R&B/rock band from Oakland, California.  The band’s single, “Someday”, was chosen as NBC’s theme song for the 2006 Winter Olympic Games held in Torino, Italy. Their song “Champion” has been chosen as the theme for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China,... Read more →

Hillary Clinton To Receive Planned Parenthood’s Highest Honor

Tony Perkins and the Family Research Council report: And the Award Goes to… Tomorrow in Houston, Texas, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is scheduled to receive Planned Parenthood’s highest honor–the 2009 Margaret Sanger Award. The gala, which takes place down the road from the construction... Read more →

Undercover Student Videos Help De-Fund Planned Parenthood

LOS ANGELES, CA – Undercover videos produced by Live Action Films were used to help strip Planned Parenthood of the $292,000 in taxpayer funds it received from Orange County, CA. The videos, part of the ongoing Mona Lisa Project, clearly show Planned Parenthood employees ignoring... Read more →

Gary Bauer: Obama and Abortion – Actions Speak Louder Than Words

During last year’s campaign, candidate Obama repeatedly insisted that he was not “pro-abortion.” The statement was made to assuage the concerns of many voters who were understandably suspicious. As president, his short record demonstrates a starkly different reality. Over the weekend, news broke that President... Read more →

Who is Kathleen Sebelius?

LifeSiteNews reports that President Obama will call Governor Kathleen Sebelius, of Kansas, to be the new head to the Health and Human Services Department.   The article states, “While House officials say President Barack Obama will name pro-abortion Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, who has been... Read more →

Abortion: African-Americans in the Crosshairs

LifeSiteNews: Campaign Life Coalition (CLC), the political arm of Canada’s pro-life movement, has called on US President Barack Obama not to preside over the greatest slaughter of African Americans in history via abortion.  CLC President Jim Hughes noted that Obama, “the first black President” has a... Read more →

12-year-old Stuns Pro-Choice Advocates

Fom LifeSiteNews: 12-year-old “Lia” of Toronto has become a star at her school and on Youtube with her five-minute pro-life speech, crafted for a school competition.  Despite discouragement and outright opposition, Lia’s presentation was so well done that she reportedly won the contest she was... Read more →

Pro-Life Petition Continues To Add Names

On December 10, 2008 a Pro-Life coalition including United Families International gathered at the UN to present a Pro-Life petition.  The reason for the petition was two fold: To celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights In response to a Pro-Abortion... Read more →

Justice Department Nominees Worry Pro-Family Movement

CNA Reports: Confirmation hearings for President Barack Obama’s Department of Justice nominees are reportedly proceeding so quickly that Republicans and outside groups are unable to make meaningful criticisms of their intense support for abortion rights and other moral issues. One critic said the nominations portend... Read more →

Latin Americans Don’t Want President Obama’s “Aid”

  The following is a press release sent out by Alianza Latinoamericana para la Familia (Latin American Alliance for the Family, ALAFA) in response to President Obama’s recent action involving the “Mexico City Policy.” Latin Americans Don’t Want President Obama’s “Aid” On January 23rd, U.S.... Read more →

Abortion: The Mexico City Policy

The Mexico City Policy: The Mexico City Policy, also known as the Mexico City Gag Rule and the Global Gag Rule, is a United States government policy which requires all non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that receive federal funding to refrain from performing or promoting abortion services... Read more →

Gary Bauer: Celebrating Life

A new crowd is in Washington, D.C., today – hundreds of thousands of pro-life marchers who gather here every January to mark the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. That Supreme Court decision in 1973 gave us abortion on demand and has resulted in a destruction... Read more →

United Families Arizona January 13th EVENT: Celebrate Life

United Families Arizona will host Celebrate Life! Roe vs. Wade – 36 years later Please join us: Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at 7:00 pm We will meet at Mesa Community College 1833 W. Southern Ave. Library Room 145 (located on the NW corner of campus) Shane Wikfors, former Executive... Read more →

NEWS: Porn and Abortion Industries Seek Bailout

From CNN: Another major American industry is asking for assistance as the global financial crisis continues: Hustler publisher Larry Flynt and Girls Gone Wild CEO Joe Francis said Wednesday they will request that Congress allocate $5 billion for a bailout of the adult entertainment industry.... Read more →

Baby Born at 23 weeks Challenges UK Abortion Laws

The UK news service, Mail Online reports the following story: When Lexie Slater-Folksman was born at 23 weeks  –  an age at which babies can still be aborted  –  she weighed just 1lb 8oz. She was put on a life support machine and her parents were warned their daughter... Read more →

The Fight FOCA Petition

In 2004, for the first time, California Senator Barbara Boxer introduced The Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA).  To date, the Bill has not been signed in to law but if passed, it would override every piece of Pro-Life legislation that has been made on a... Read more →

Opinion Essay: Adoption, Abortion, and Solutions

We all probably know someone who has been adopted.  In my case, my brother, 8 months my elder is adopted.  I also have dear friends who are adopted.  I can hardly imagine my life without them.  I think about the times I have spent with... Read more →

AGAIN!!: Planned Parenthood Covers Up

On Dec. 3, 2008 the UFI blog reported on Live Action Film‘s ‘Mona Lisa Project.’  The Mona Lisa Project is a series of hidden camera investigations, collected summer 2008, documenting the real behavior of the abortion industry across the nation. Despite a consistent pattern of lawlessness... Read more →

Every Choice Has an Attached Consequence

Every Choice Has an Attached Consequence Every choice has an attached consequence.  CHOICE => CONSEQUENCE     The choice of sexual intercourse carries an attached consequence of a high probability of a baby.  SEX => BABY   The trend for many Americans is to enjoy the “pleasure”... Read more →

UFI President calls week at UN “A Huge Success”

  Representatives of United Families International, including President Beverly Rice, arrived in New York on Monday night with a busy agenda and a list of objectives to accomplish:   1. Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UNDHR) by the UN... Read more →


  UN Headquarters, New York – Tomorrow, December 10th, on the 60th Anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UNDHR) by the UN General Assembly, United Families International (UFI), along with a coalition of social conservative groups from around the world, will present a petition of 340,000 names requesting... Read more →

New Pro-Life Video from Live Action Films

Live Action Films is a youth led human rights movement dedicated to the respect and protection of all human life including the unborn. We use new media and educational presentations to share the truth about life and the threats to life, liberty, and the pursuit of... Read more →

Opinion Essay: Adoption, Not Abortion

Today Matt, Taylor, and I had an interesting lunch discussion on the topic of abortion. It made me think about the seriousness of it and the many perspectives that people have on this sacred topic. In a debate, it is nearly impossible to come to... Read more →

Abortion on Trial in South Dakota Again

You have to hand it to those avid pro-lifers in South Dakota. For the second straight election cycle, they have qualified a ballot initiative in an attempt to limit abortions in the homeland of Mount Rushmore – the Shrine to Democracy. Nothing is more central... Read more →