Friday, August 21, 2009

Interesting news

Clips from a talk given by Elder Russell M. Nelson at a worldwide convention for family rights, specifically the World Congress for Families in Amsterdam.

Click here to watch the video.

Other interesting news that I wish you could find on main media sources.

CDC Data Show Teen Abortions Lower in States with Abstinence Funding. Using the figures from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, San Antonio Coalition for Life determined that from 2001 through 2005, the states that rejected abstinence funding had a 7.5 percent decrease in abortions, but in states that accepted the grants, there was a 23.1 percent decrease in abortions. Read more here.

UN Data Show Pro-Abortion Laws Lead to More Maternal Deaths for Women. The UN has long claimed that restrictive abortion laws increase maternal mortality. However, as the Catholic Family and Human Rights reports, in spite of liberalized abortion laws, the maternal death rate is rising in some African countries. In South Africa abortion is legal, yet from 2005 to 2007, maternal deaths have increased twenty percent. On the other hand, Mauritius has very restrictive abortion laws and has the lowest maternal mortality rates. Read more here.

Additional Research Underscores That Homosexuality Can be Successfully Treated. In a direct challenge to the contention of the American Psychological Association (APA) that maintains reorientation therapy is unproven and possibly harmful, two researchers, Drs. Stanton Jones and Mark Yarhouse, reported to the APA at its annual meeting follow-up analysis of their study of religiously motivated reorientation of unwanted same-sex attraction. They found that among the subjects they have now studied for between six and seven years, there was a 53 percent success rate. Read more here. Read their study here.

No Choice for Marriage Commissioners in Saskatchewan. The Court of Queen’s Bench upheld an earlier ruling that marriage commissioners who refuse to perform same-sex marriages are guilty of discrimination. The Saskatchewan Human rights Commission agreed with the ruling. Read more here.

New Study Measures Benefits of More Involved Fathers. A new study published in the Journal of Marriage and the Family found that when mothers and fathers were enrolled together in training that helped to improve their relationship as parents, their children were less likely to be depressed, anxious or hyperactive. Most family services are directed toward mothers, and fathers are often left out, but it is clear that fathers must be included in programs to achieve the best results for children. Read more here.


  1. I don't know how you find all this stuff, but I really appreciate it! Thanks, as always, for sharing.

  2. I definately agree with the father thing. well and with all of it- but i can definately tell a difference in my oldest son when he has had daddy time as opposed to just me.


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