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    Five Reasons to Celebrate American Culture in 2013

    Looking back on a year filled with images of a twerking Miley Cyrus and a near-constant stream of pop culture news stories about high-profile Kardashian divorces and Simon Cowell’s affair with his friend’s wife, some might conclude that the ruin of American culture is “inevitable.” Despite the many signs to … More

    Family Fact: Fatherlessness in America

    Sixty percent of kids in Richmond, Virginia, are without a dad in the home, reports First Things First of Greater Richmond. First Things First works to help men become actively involved in their children’s lives in Richmond, Virginia, because, as the group explains, often “it’s the fathers that leave the … More

    Obama Admin Allows Sale of “Morning After” Pill to Girls of Any Age

    This week, the Obama Administration agreed to allow the sale of Plan B One-Step, also known as the “morning-after” pill, to women of any age without a prescription, seriously undermining parental authority in minor children’s health care. In a letter to New York District Court Judge Edward Korman, the Department … More

    Teens Need Parental Involvement, Not "Plan B"

    On Tuesday, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approved the non-prescription sale of Plan B One-Step to girls as young as 15 years old. While the approval did not include total over-the-counter access of Plan B for any age—which many groups have pushed for and a federal lawsuit has threatened to … More

    NYC Teen Pregnancy Ads Should Focus on Why Marriage Matters

    New York City has a new ad campaign to prevent teen pregnancy, which has stirred up quite the controversy. Featuring faces of distraught babies, the ads feature captions such as, “I’m twice as likely not to graduate high school because you had me as a teen,” and “Honestly Mom, chances … More

    Family Fact of the Week: Celebrate Marriage’s Many Benefits This Valentine’s Day

    Married couples across the country will commemorate St. Valentine’s Day today by exchanging cards and flowers and raising a glass to love. But marriage also provides a host of social, economic, and even health benefits. As research on Heritage’s FamilyFacts.org demonstrates, married families tend to have better financial health, increased … 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

    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

    Family Fact of Week: The Abstinent Majority

    The abstinent minority has now become the majority. Over the last two decades, teens have become more likely to remain sexually abstinent. According to the 2011 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 53 percent of high school students have remained abstinent, an increase of 15 percent, and two in three are … More

    Family Fact of the Week: Helping Teens to Wait

    Fact: According to the latest National Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 53 percent of high school students have remained sexually abstinent. Indeed, in the last two decades, the share of abstinent teens has increased by nearly 15 percent. Moreover, two in three teens are currently abstinent. For teens, delaying sexual activity … More