The number of children in care has increased during the pandemic

Mar 1, 2021 by

by Harry Phibbs, The Conservative Woman: While all children have had difficulties during periods of lockdown, it is fair to say that the burden has been uneven. If the family home is a large house and a garden, it is a different proposition to an overcrowded flat. The educational attainment gap between rich and poor has predictably widened. Policymakers are considering how this could be addressed. Professor Len Shackleton, in a paper for the Institute of Economic Affairs, notes that rich...

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Motherhood has been saved for the nation

Feb 27, 2021 by

by Colin Hart, Coalition for Marriage: This week a tiny seven-clause piece of legislation threatened to airbrush motherhood from the statute books. A Bill extending maternity benefits to “pregnant persons” instead of “mothers” had been tabled by the Government. Woke drafters specially chose this wording so as to avoid causing offence. And so a truly shocking precedent was set to be created. If the Bill had become law, it wouldn’t have been long before ‘mother’ was expunged from other...

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Court upholds Richard Page’s sacking for sharing Christian views on family

Feb 26, 2021 by

from Christian Concern: The Court of Appeal has today ruled that it was lawful for a Christian non-executive NHS director and magistrate to be sacked for expressing in the media that children do best when raised by a mother and a father. Mr Richard Page, 74, from Kent, was suspended from the magistracy and forced out of a role at an NHS Trust, after explaining on television that he had been discriminated against for his Christian beliefs on parenting while presiding over an adoption case....

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Children’s rights activist blasts judge’s decision allowing gay throuple to be named as legal parents of 2 kids

Feb 25, 2021 by

by Brandon Showalter, Christian Post: A Children’s rights activist decried a California judge’s ruling allowing three men to be listed as the legal parents of two children born to surrogate mothers using donor eggs as being the consequence of laws that sacrifice the wellbeing of children to benefit the desires of adults. The homosexual male “throuple” includes Ian Jenkins, Alan Mayfield and Jeremy Allen Hodges. The three-way relationship happened after Jenkins and Mayfield, who met...

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Conservative Groups Launch Movement to Protect Children From Gender Identity Politics

Feb 25, 2021 by

by Janita Kan, Epoch Times: A coalition of conservative groups is asking parents and lawmakers to join a movement that seeks to take gender identity and sexual orientation politics out of a child’s upbringing. The “Promise to America’s Children” initiative seeks to protect children and parents who wish to subscribe to traditional or religious views of gender, sexuality, abortion, and life from being coerced to comply with government policies that penalize them for not doing so. It was launched...

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UN commission meeting decides against LGBTs’ favorite language

Feb 23, 2021 by

by Stefano Gennarini JD, LifeSite: It is increasingly rare for UN negotiations on social issues to escape controversies about abortion and homosexuality. This year, however, the UN Commission on Social Development managed to stay a quiet affair. The annual commission concluded its work this week, adopting a resolution on technology, social inclusion, and economic development. The resolution includes several calls for social policies to be “family-oriented” but left out language that could be...

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