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  • Flawed Violence Against Women Act Could Become Next Lame-Duck Fight

    As the lame-duck session of Congress grinds to a close, policymakers are feeling the pressure to rush passage of a number of expansive, potentially faulty pieces of legislation before the year’s end. Recent rumors swirling around Washington suggest the House may consider anew language in a Senate-passed version of the … More

    Americans Recognize Obamacare's Religious Liberty Problem

    Americans see the problem with the religious liberty violation at the leading edge of Obamacare implementation, according to a new poll released by Rasmussen Reports this week. The poll shows that by a margin of 46–41, likely American voters support a religious exemption for churches, religious organizations, and businesses from … More

    Family Fact of the Week: Teens Need Parental Involvement, Not “Emergency Contraception”

    A new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has some parents and physicians concerned—and rightly so. The statement recommends that pediatricians counsel adolescent patients on some of the most commonly used forms of “emergency contraception” in the U.S., specifically recommending that all teenagers receive counseling and advance … More

    Giving Thanks for Religious Liberty: Faith in Action Helps Those in Need

    Americans will gather around Thanksgiving tables this week to reflect on the past year and give thanks for the blessings of family, friends, and fundamental freedoms like religious liberty. For Peter, his gratitude this holiday is simple: “I’m thankful for shelter and food.” Earlier this fall, Peter stood outside the … More

    Family Fact of the Week: Americans Take to the Polls on Marriage and Life

    Whatever the outcome of today’s elections, Americans can be sure of nonstop electoral analysis and number crunching from pundits and pollsters for at least the next few weeks. Charts and maps and graphs will plot who voted and how they cast their ballots. If past data is any indication, however, … More

    A Frightful Halloween for Religious Liberty

    There’s something frightful brewing in courtrooms across the country this week. In federal courts today and tomorrow, the Obama Administration’s Department of Justice (DOJ) will be arguing against the right of two business owners and one Christian college to operate and serve in accordance with their deeply held beliefs. As … More

    Debunked: Biden Claims HHS Mandate Not an Assault on Religious Liberty

    When the vice presidential debate last night turned to the issue of religious liberty and Obamacare’s Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate, the discussion didn’t get all the facts straight. Vice President Joe Biden explained his view of the mandate, saying: With regard to the assault on the Catholic church, … More

    Plaintiffs Against the HHS Mandate Reach More Than 100 Strong

    The number of plaintiffs that have joined legal challenges to Obamacare’s anti-conscience mandate reached over 100 this week. On Tuesday, the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty filed suit on behalf of East Texas Baptist University and Houston Baptist University, adding two more Protestant institutions to the legal fray and helping … More

    Family Fact of the Week: Religious Practice Still Alive and Well in U.S.

    A new report by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life shows an increase in religiously unaffiliated Americans. The survey shows that almost 20 percent of respondents claim they are “religiously unaffiliated”—a four-percentage-point increase from five years ago. This category of “nones” has been steadily increasing over the past four … More

    A Deadly Anniversary in China

    Tuesday marked the 32nd anniversary of China’s oppressive one-child policy. The population control rule, established on September 25, 1980, has resulted in almost 40 million “missing” women and some of the most egregious human rights violations in recent history. As recent, gruesome accounts from the communist country have illustrated, enforcement … More