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UK parents lose final appeal to keep baby alive for treatment

Jun 28, 2017

A final appeal to allow continued life support for a U.K. baby whose parents want to seek experimental treatment in... Read more

German family continues to fight for right to homeschool

Apr 11, 2017

In August 2013, a group of 20 police officers and social workers stormed the home of Petra and Dirk Wunderlich... Read more

The "Defend our Children" demonstration against a civil unions bill, at the St. John Piazza in Rome, June 20, 2015.

Thousands gather in Rome to support the family, oppose gender theory

Jun 23, 2015

A pro-family demonstration drew hundreds of thousands of participants to Rome on Saturday, where the rally gathered those opposed to... Read more

Catholic schoolchildren.

Advocates advise that First Amendment protects school choice

Aug 11, 2014

Faith-based schools should not be excluded from Colorado's educational choice programs, according to a brief filed by attorneys in a... Read more

The Wunderlich family met HSLDA Founder and Chairman Mike Farris (center) in Berlin during a conference in October 2012. Courtesy: Home School Legal Defense Association.

German raid on home-schooling family draws condemnation

Sep 4, 2013

German officials’ seizure of four home-schooled children last week prompted strong objections from American home schooling advocates who say the... Read more

Thomas Brejcha, chief counsel, Thomas More Society.

Court decision ends Illinois 'haven' for underage abortions

Jul 11, 2013

A unanimous ruling from the Illinois Supreme Court means that a 1995 law requiring parental notification for a minor seeking... Read more

Council of Europe, Parliamentary Assembly.

Council of Europe hailed for religious freedom resolution

Apr 30, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

A resolution passed by the Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly is being lauded as an important – although limited –... Read more


Chile faces criticism for giving morning-after pill to minors

Apr 3, 2013

A new norm approved by Chile’s Ministry of Health has met with disapproval for allowing the morning-after pill to be... Read more

Bill May of Catholics for the Common Good.

Calif. gay therapy law erodes parental rights, critics charge

Oct 3, 2012

By Carl Bunderson

Pro-family and parental rights groups are saying a new California law banning therapy for minors who struggle with same-sex attraction... Read more