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    National Marriage Week: An Antidote to Child Poverty

    Today is the start of National Marriage Week, a weeklong campaign to “strengthen marriage, reduce divorce, and promote marriage prior to childbearing.” Although marriage benefits society in many ways, this year’s National Marriage Week focuses on marriage as the leading antidote to child poverty. A child born and raised outside … More

    Istook Live! Interview with Dr. James Dobson on "Fatherless" Novel

    “Istook Live!” has a fascinating discussion today with Dr. James Dobson and Kurt Bruner. The noted Christian broadcaster has teamed with Bruner to produce his first-ever novel—and it ain’t pretty. As Dobson tells Ernest Istook, “”Fatherless’ projects what the world will look like culturally and socially about 30 years from … More

    Boy Scouts of America: The Badge of Intolerance?

    Recent events involving the Boy Scouts of America have once again raised concerns about attempts to shove people and groups with traditional viewpoints on issues such as marriage, family, and sexuality out of the public square. As recently as July 2012, the Boy Scouts reaffirmed its long-standing membership policy regarding … More

    Family Fact of the Week: Promoting the Value of Life and Good Teen Choices

    For many, last week’s 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision was a time to reflect on the value and sanctity of life. In the decades since the Supreme Court’s decision, many civil society organizations have sprung up to meet the needs of women facing unplanned pregnancies and provide … More

    Marriage Isn’t Just the "Old Ball and Chain"

    Countless statistics show marriage is a good thing for people and society. The Heritage Foundation has numerous studies discussing the financial, health, and overall living benefits that come along with marriage versus cohabitation or the single life. That’s why marriage is an important part of a thriving civil society that … More

    Heritage in Focus: 40 Years of Abortion (PODCAST)

    Research Associate Sarah Torre joins Heritage in Focus to discuss the 40th year of legal abortion in the United States under one of the most hotly contested Supreme Court cases in U.S. history – Roe v. Wade. She looks at how both sides of the aisle have evolved over the … More

    Population Control, Updated: Global Tax-Funded Abortions

    “The battle to feed all of humanity is over. In the 1970s hundreds of millions of people will starve to death.” That was Paul Ehrlich’s prediction in 1968. He was wrong then, and he’s still wrong now, as he touts his new paper warning that a cocktail of population growth, … More

    Family Fact of the Week: Minority Families Suffer Most from the Prevalence of Abortion

    January 22 marked the 40th sobering anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision, which legalized abortion-on-demand nationwide. Now, many Americans are looking closer at the trends surrounding the practice of abortion. Today, half of all abortions are performed on minority women, according to the latest official figures published … More

    WATCH: "The Liberal War on Transparency" at Bloggers Briefing

    Today’s Bloggers Briefing features the authors of two recent books. Watch it live on The Foundry from noon to 1 p.m. today. The Heritage Foundation’s Ryan Anderson has co-written “What Is Marriage?” along with Sherif Girgis and Robert George. Anderson will speak at the Bloggers Briefing, and will follow up with a separate … More

    In Illinois, Redefining Marriage Threatens Marriage and Religious Freedom

    Lawmakers in Illinois are considering a bill to redefine marriage. This comes a little over a year after the state created civil unions for those in same-sex relationships by passing the Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act. Shortly thereafter, Catholic Charities was forced out of foster care and adoption … More