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America’s shrinking future

Family | U.S. birth and fertility rates continued a downward trend last year
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 5/25/18, 03:14 pm

The United States birth rate dropped again last year, hitting a 30-year low and raising concerns about the future of American society and economic growth.

The number of U.S. babies born last year fell 2 percent from 2016, from 3.95 million to 3.85 million, according to data released last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics.

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Parenting gender dysphoria

Family | An Ohio proposal would protect parents who refuse sex changes for their children
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 5/18/18, 02:29 pm

State legislators in Ohio this week introduced a bill that would protect parents who do not want their children to undergo treatment for gender dysphoria.

The bill, sponsored by Republican state Reps. Tom Brinkman and Paul Zeltwanger, affirms the fundamental right of parents to “withhold consent for gender dysphoria treatment or activities that are designed and intended to form a child’s conception of sex and gender.”

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Canadian Christian couple can adopt after all

Family | The province of Alberta initially rejected the parents because of their faith
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 5/11/18, 01:16 pm

A Canadian province has reversed its decision to deny a Christian couple’s application to adopt because of their Biblical beliefs about sexuality and gender.

In May 2017, Alberta’s Child and Family Services officially denied the couple’s application, stating that their religious beliefs about gender and sexuality were a rejection of LGBT children and at odds with the Alberta government.

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