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Italy considers raise in ‘baby bonus’ payments to encourage more births

Italy considers raise in ‘baby bonus’ payments to encourage more births

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Family | Italy’s health minister wants to double child benefit payments to curtail the country’s “catastrophic” birth rate decline. The plan, announced by…

Sex-ed website for migrants under criticism in Germany

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Sexuality | A German effort to introduce a growing migrant population to European sexual ethics is receiving pushback. The German government recently launched a…

Abstinence groups: New sex-ed study misses point of urging teens to wait

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Abstinence Education | Abstinence advocacy groups say a new study criticizing virginity pledges misses the point of abstinence education. The study, “Broken Promises: Abstinence…

What’s behind the all-time-low teen birth rate?

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Family | The U.S. teen birth rate is at an all-time low, according to new government data released last week. The birth rate for teens has been falling since 1991, but…

Christian baker loses appeal in same-sex wedding cake case

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Religious Liberty | Jack Philips and his attorneys evaluate legal options—including taking the case to the U.S. Supreme Court

Europe gives France a slap on the wrist over spanking support

Europe gives France a slap on the wrist over spanking support

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France | The French government is taking a stand on spanking a year after getting a reprimand from Europe’s top human rights body. Last week, the Family Ministry of…

Pope rankles conservative Catholics with new family ministry plan

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Religion | The pope’s much anticipated apostolic exhortation on the family has conservative Catholics calling for clarity. The document, a 256-page commentary on…

Economists: New York’s paid family leave plan has shaky foundation

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Business | New York state passed the longest and most far-reaching family paid leave policy in the country last week. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed it into law Monday as part…

As policies tighten, international adoptions continue to decline

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Adoption | The number of children adopted internationally by Americans fell 12 percent last year to the lowest number since 1981, according to new U.S. State Department…

Utah could be first of many states to declare porn a health crisis

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Health | A resolution declaring pornography a public health crisis landed on Utah Gov. Gary Herbert’s desk last week after unanimously passing the state House and…

Christian groups fight Scottish law giving every kid a government guardian

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Family | Christian and family groups in Scotland are making a last ditch effort to stop implementation of a new law that would assign a state guardian to every child…

Gay adoption case won on legal technicality

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Gay adoption | The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled Alabama must recognize a lesbian woman’s adoption of her former partner’s biological children. The decision…

 
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