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The Case of Charlie Gard

Charlie Gard case has grave consequences for the rights of parents and the family. We should be very concerned. The case of baby Charlie Gard has the gravest consequences for the rights of parents and the autonomy of the family. This assault against the family and life stretches beyond the [...]

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The Politics of Educating Catholic Children

The recent hearings and confirmation of Betsy DeVos brought the debate about choice in education to the fore.  While we don’t often get involved in such debates at HLI, we do consistently advocate for religious freedom and against the corrupt sex miseducation that is now regularly foisted on children in [...]

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Eight Threats to Marriage and What To Do About Them

The latest attacks on marriage are fashioned by those who attempt to redefine the authentic definition of marriage to include same-sex relationships based on gender theory. Threat #1: Wounded Human Nature The Book of Genesis reveals that problems between men and women stem from the fact that our human nature [...]

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The Part of the “Kids Don’t Belong to their Families” Argument that You Missed

By now, most of us have heard of or seen the video by MSNBC host Mellissa Harris-Perry in which she actually says, “We have to break through our private idea that kids belong to their parents or kids belong to their families, and realize that kids belong to whole communities.” [...]

By |2019-11-25T21:29:22-05:00April 23rd, 2013|Categories: News and Commentary|Tags: , , , |
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The Growing Threat of International Treaties

Although the lofty treaties, speeches and other goings-on at the United Nations often seem irrelevant to parents with busy lives, it is increasingly important that we pay attention to some troubling developments that could gravely effect the lives of all U.S. citizens. UN-generated treaties, resolutions and position papers tend to [...]

Parents are the Solution, Not the Problem

( In days gone by, government policies and state institutions deferred to parents as the ultimate authority on what was best for their children. In recent years, however, parents’ concerns are increasingly downplayed as government bureaucrats’, teachers’, and health care providers’ roles have expanded. Those whose “expertise” seems to be [...]

By |2020-01-15T09:42:39-05:00February 13th, 2013|Categories: News and Commentary|Tags: , , |
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The UN’s Attempt to Sideline Parents of the Disabled

( – The title of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) suggests compassion and respect for the dignity of the disabled. Yet the specifics of this treaty with the felicitous sounding name carry the potential for sinister consequences. The most worrisome aspect of the [...]

By |2020-01-22T19:29:00-05:00December 12th, 2012|Categories: News and Commentary|Tags: , , , |
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Schools Infringing on Parents’ Rights, and Doing It Secretly

( - In 2010, an article appeared in the UK newspaper The Telegraph reacting to a proposal to cut government funding for a certain beverage in schools. The author made the argument that the drink might be "doing more harm than good" and cited "negative side effects," while noting that [...]

By |2020-01-24T21:39:54-05:00April 19th, 2012|Categories: News and Commentary|Tags: , , , , |