On Tuesday, a law went into effect in Utah requiring a woman to wait 72 hours before having an abortion.

The California Legislature is seriously considering making it hard or impossible for parents to help minor children who may become practicing homosexuals.

Withstanding intense pressure from homosexual activist groups, voters in North Carolina overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment defining marriage as only between a man and a woman — effectively prohibiting homosexual “marriage” in the state.

As some totalitarian-minded governments escalate their attacks on parental rights and homeschooling, the Vatican’s delegation to the United Nations called on the world to respect families, the rights of parents to direct the upbringing of their children, and non-governmental forms of education. The Holy See’s representatives also called on UN member governments last week to stop indoctrinating the youth.

cohabitationMany parents and churches have long advocated that unwed couples avoid living together before marriage. Now even secular research has shown that it can have severe drawbacks. The New York Times chimed in on the subject April 14 with an opinion piece entitled, “The Downside of Cohabiting Before Marriage.”