Month: September 2021

Who Will Talk to Kids about the Harms of Pornography?

Earlier this year, global children’s’ rights advocate UNICEF released a report exploring the impact of online activities on young people around the globe. While some children’s advocates praised the report, others raised concerns about troubling language regarding online pornography. The original report (since revised) claimed that “there is currently no universal agreement on the nature and extent …

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High Court Rejects Discrimination Legal Challenge by Down’s Syndrome Campaigner

The High Court has today rejected a legal challenge brought against the government by a woman with Down’s syndrome. The landmark case was brought by campaigner Heidi Crowter, who has Down’s syndrome, and Máire Lea-Wilson, the mother of a two-year-old with the condition. They are challenging the government over a disability clause in current abortion laws …

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Court of Appeal Says Fostering Agency Cannot Force Carers to Abide by Evangelical Sexual Code of Conduct

An evangelical fostering agency is planning to appeal to the Supreme Court to defend its right to place children only with heterosexual Christian married couples. Ofsted downgraded the rating of Cornerstone (North East) Adoption and Fostering Service from “good” to “requires improvement” on the grounds that its sexual conduct policy was unlawful.  Paragraph 10 of its code …

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Charter, Private Schools See Growth During Pandemic as 1.4 Million Kids Taken Out of Public Schools: Study

Approximately 1.4 million students were taken out of public schools during the COVID-19 pandemic and transferred to alternative educational systems such as charter and private schools, according to a recent report. The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools released a report Wednesday analyzing student enrollment trends in 41 states and the District of Columbia during the 2020-2021 …

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Thousands Joined March For Life in Germany and Switzerland

“Abortion should never be a human right”, one speaker said. Counter-protests organised by far-left groups tried to disrupt the march in both countries. Around 4,500 people joined the March For Life in Berlin on 18 September, the organisers said. In this 17th edition, demonstrators gathered in front of the Brandenburg Door, in the centre of Germany’s capital …

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New Kids Book Series Helps Parents Push Back against ‘Unhealthy’ Mainstream Messaging

A new children’s book series seeks to help conservative parents combat what they believe to be “unhealthy messaging” their kids are being exposed to at school or through popular children’s entertainment outlets.  The new publishing company Brave Books this summer began releasing books that seek to empower “this generation’s youth with conservative values so that the next generation will …

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