Fashion Journalist Blasted After Saying Someone Needs to Create Porn for Children. A British fashion journalist faced a storm of outrage after suggesting that children should be watching “entry-level” pornography. Read more here.
Detective Finds Evidence of Sex Trafficking on OnlyFans. A detective at the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation’s online summit detailed how the popular platform OnlyFans, frequently used for pornographic purposes, fosters abuse and sex trafficking. Read more here.
Florida Operation Yields 363 Human Trafficking Arrests. The Florida Sheriffs Association Task Force released results of Operation Breaking Chains in which 29 victims were recovered, 31 traffickers identified, and 363 arrests were made. Read more here.
China to Give ‘Material Support’ to Couples Who Have More Babies. As China relaxes its child-bearing policies amid a declining birth rate, the country plans to promote tax deductions for child expenses in the country for those under three, according to an official document outlining the policy initiative. Read more here.
FBI Warns of Online Gaming Dangers for Kids. Federal authorities are warning parents about sexual predators who target children through online gaming platforms. Read more here.
Police Arrest 40 During Child Sex Crimes Sting in Arizona. Arizona officials said 40 suspects have been arrested in connection with an operation targeting child sex crimes in the Valley area. Read more here.
UN Experts Warn of COVID-19 Fertility Cliff. UN demographic experts fear the downward fertility spiral made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic may be irreversible. Read more here.
Parents Sue D.C. for Allowing Minors to Be Vaccinated Without Parental Consent. Children’s Health Defense and the Parental Rights Foundation filed a lawsuit seeking a court order to declare that the D.C. Minor Consent for Vaccinations Amendment Act of 2020 is unconstitutional. Read more here.
Biden’s ‘Build Back Better’ Plan Adds Four Years to Public Education. President Joe Biden proposed extending public education to send children as young as three years old out of their homes as part of his “Build Back Better” agenda. Read more here.
Turkmenistan Maternity Wards Secretly Offer Abandoned Babies for Illegal Adoption. Some maternity wards in Turkmenistan are secretly offering abandoned babies for illegal adoption to prospective parents willing to pay a bribe to skip the normal bureaucracy and long wait that goes with the process. Read more here.
Pornhub ‘Sister Site’ to Close. Popular pornography website XTube — notably dubbed the “sister site” to porn behemoth Pornhub — announced the site’s forthcoming closure by September 5. Read more here.
New FL Law Improves Protections for Sex Trafficking Victims. Florida passed a new bill aimed at bolstering efforts to protect human trafficking victims and foster better communication between advocates and victims. Read more here.
U.S. ERA Proponents Vow to Continue Legal Fight. Supporters of the Equal Rights Amendment plan to continue their legal battle after an appeals court affirmed a lower court ruling that rejected their lawsuit on behalf of the proposed amendment for lack of standing. Read more here.
Parents Urge Chilean President to Veto Bill That Would Undermine Parental Authority. Pro-family organizations in Chile are urging President Sebastián Piñera to veto a bill which eliminates “practically all references to the preferential right and duty of parents to educate their children.” Read more here.
New MD Law Allows Mental Health Treatment for 12-Year-Olds Without Parental Knowledge. A Maryland lawmaker is warning parents of a new law that allows children as young as 12 to get mental health treatment without their parental knowledge or consent. Read more here.
European Parliamentary Group Labels Over 50 Orgs as ‘Anti-Gender Actors.’ The European Parliamentary Forum for Sexual and Reproductive Rights released a report identifying over 50 organizations as “anti-gender actors” who are funding pro-life and pro-family work around the globe. Read more here.
Boy Scouts of America Reaches $850M Settlement With Sex Abuse Victims. The Boy Scouts of America has reached an $850 million settlement with groups representing nearly 60,000 men with sexual abuse claims against the organization. Read more here.
Google Implements Changes to Chromebooks Amid Complaints of Kids Accessing Pornography. Google has announced additional safety measures for its Chromebook product after being put on the National Center on Sexual Exploitation’s “Dirty Dozen List” because of the lack of safeguards to protect children from exposure to graphic content. Read more here.
New Filtering App Uses Groundbreaking Technology to Block Porn, Sexting. Texas-based tech company Canopy has launched an app that uses groundbreaking technology to block pornography and explicit content on the internet. Read more here.
WaPo Op-Ed: Showing ‘Sex Kink’ to Children Encourages ‘Self-Expression.’ An op-ed published in The Washington Post argued that parents should show their children “kink” to lift stigma surrounding sex and encourage freedom and “self-expression.” Read more here.
U.S. Court Rules Facebook Could Be Held Liable for Sex Trafficking. The highest court in Texas has ruled that Facebook can be held liable for sex trafficking that is conducted on its social network. Read more here.
Biden’s BLM Nominee Defined Children as ‘Environmental Hazard.’ Tracy Stone-Manning, Biden’s nominee to be director of the Bureau of Land Management, described American children as an “environmental hazard” while advocating for slowing U.S. population growth in 1992. Read more here.
U.S. Youth Suicide, Self-Harm, and Mental Health ER Visits Skyrocket. FAIR Health found that, between August 2019 and 2020 in the Northeast, the number of pediatric intentional self-harm claims surged approximately 334 percent. Read more here.
UK Children Watching Improper Content on Streaming Services. European age ratings on streaming platforms are exposing children to unsuitable content, the British Board of Film Classification has found. Read more here.
U.S. Teacher Allegedly Involved With Sexual Touching of Students Charged With Sex Crimes. A former high school teacher in Elkhart, Indiana who allegedly groped students and asked them to touch themselves during class was charged with more than a dozen sex crimes this week. Read more here.
UK Public Overwhelmingly Supports Age Verification for Online Pornography. In a poll of more than 2,000 UK adults, over eighty percent of respondents were in favor of Westminster legislating on access to pornography sites according to age. Read more here.
Adjunct Professor in Canada Suggests ‘Sex Work’ on the Side is Beneficial to Young People. A University of Ottawa adjunct professor said on Twitter that doing “sex work on the side” is the “best thing” young people can do early in their careers because “early career prospects will be unstable.” Read more here.
Bombshell Lawsuit Against Pornhub Details Accusations of Rape, Sexual Exploitation of Children. A lawsuit filed against Pornhub and its parent company MindGeek accuses the adult website of hosting and profiting from videos depicting rape and the sexual exploitation of children. Read more here.
Report: China Weighs Ending All Limits on Childbirth. Chinese officials are reportedly considering lifting all restrictions on the number of children parents can have by 2025. Read more here.
Percentage of Singapore Residents With No Religious Affiliation Rises. Twenty percent of Singapore residents had no religious affiliation in 2020, a slight increase from 17 percent a decade before, according to the census data. Read more here.
UK Children’s Commissioner: Porn Fueling Sexual Harassment in Schools. Children’s easy access to online pornography is fueling sexual harassment in schools as it shapes students’ expectations of relationships and ‘normal’ behavior, England’s Children’s Commissioner has warned. Read more here.
Pornography Producer Sentenced to 20 Years for Sex Trafficking. Andre Garcia, a producer for the pornography website GirlsDoPorn, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for sex trafficking. Read more here.
CDC: Suicide Attempts by Teen Girls Spiked During COVID-19. Suicide attempts by adolescent girls aged 12-17 spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more here.
Report Finds Facebook Is Number One Online Source for Sex Trafficking Recruitment. The majority of online recruitment in active sex trafficking cases in the U.S. took place on Facebook, according to the Human Trafficking Institute’s 2020 Federal Human Trafficking Report. Read more here.
Christian Father Creates Free Internet Filter to Protect Kids From Sexual Content. A Christian father just launched a new internet filtering service to help parents protect children from pro-abortion propaganda, pornography and other sexual content. Read more here.
UN Declaration on HIV/AIDS Tainted by Calls for Legalizing Prostitution and CSE. The UN General Assembly adopted a declaration on HIV/AIDS that promotes the legalization of prostitution, drug use, and the removal of parental consent to health treatments for minors. Read more here.
Sex Slavery Shackles Impoverished Philippine Children. The Philippines has become a global center for the online sexual exploitation of children, the vast majority of whom live in impoverished conditions. Read more here.
North Carolina PD Concerned by Spike in Child Sex Assault Cases. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department in North Carolina has seen a 210% increase in sexual assaults involving children since 2020. Read more here.
PA State Lawmaker Pushing Bill to Allow Minors to Get Vaccinated Without Parental Consent. A Pennsylvania state senator is sponsoring a bill that would allow children as young as 14 to receive vaccinations for COVID-19 without parental permission. Read more here.
Anti-Natalist Policies in Argentina Forebode a ‘Demographic Winter.’ Argentine digital newsletter Notivida warned that “the effects of the anti-natalist policies carried out in recent years and augmented by the current government … presage that Argentina will not escape the “demographic winter” which prevails “in much of the world.” Read more here.
Former Ohio Doctor Gets 22 Years for Luring Underage Girls to Hotels for Sex. A disgraced Ohio doctor who budgeted $2,000 a month to lure underage girls to hotels for sex has been sentenced to 22 years in prison by a federal judge. Read more here.
China to Allow Up to Three Children in Attempt to Reverse Falling Birth Rates. The Chinese government will allow couples to have three children, the latest easing of strict family planning policies as the country tries to avert a demographic crisis. Read more here.
UK Chief Constable: No Age-Verification for Porn ‘Completely Bizarre.’ Chief Constable Simon Bailey of Norfolk Police expressed his disappointment that the government has not implemented age-verification checks on pornography websites. Read more here.
Child Safety Experts Balk at UNICEF Pornography Report. More than 400 child safety experts condemned the United Nations Children’s Fund’s recent report which claimed there is no consensus “on the nature and extent of the harm caused to children by viewing material classified as pornography.” Read more here.
Biden Admin Silent on Prostitution in UN Debate. The Biden administration appears to be signing off on language supporting the decriminalization of prostitution and illegal drugs in a draft resolution by UNAIDS that will guide UN programming for the next five years. Read more here.
Colorado Hospital System Declares ‘State of Emergency’ Amid Rising Attempted Youth Suicides. A Colorado Hospital system declared a “pediatric mental health state of emergency” after mental health emergency visits were up 90% compared with two years ago. Read more here.
UK Online Safety Bill Ditches Age Verification Checks for Porn. The UK government has proposed legislation that would remove age verification checks to protect children from pornography online. Read more here.
Report: Over Half a Million People Pose a Sexual Risk to Children in the UK. There are up to 850,000 people in the UK who “pose varying forms of sexual risk to children,” according to a report from the National Crime Agency. Read more here.
More Than 150 Missing Children Found in North Carolina Operation. More than 150 missing children were rescued in North Carolina, some of whom were victims of human trafficking. Read more here.
Over 700 Sexual Exploitation Survivors Urge Congress to Investigate Pornhub. A group of over 700 survivors of various forms of sexual exploitation and victims’ advocates is calling on Congress to launch a criminal investigation into Pornhub and its parent company MindGeek. Read more here.
UNICEF Takes Down Controversial Report on Pornography. A controversial report from UNICEF asserting that children are unaffected by viewing sexually explicit material was taken down, edited, and reposted but maintains the original position. Read more here.
Former School Nurse Facing Child Porn Charges. A former Tennessee school nurse is in custody after a federal investigation revealed he was in possession of hundreds of images of minor girls, some of whom are believed to be students at the high school where he worked. Read more here.
Study: 43 Percent of Millennials Don’t Know or Care if God Exists. According to a study from Arizona Christian University, 43% of millennials stated they either don’t know, don’t care or don’t believe God exists. Read more here.
Census Shows China Has 30M Unmarried Men. A once-in-a-decade census in China shows that the country has about 30 million unmarried men, and the nation’s preference for male babies has many worried about a shortage of brides. Read more here.
Angry Moms Line Up to Read Sexually Explicit Excerpts From Book Assigned to Ninth Graders. A group of furious parents lined up before Virginia’s Loudoun County School Board to read several “pornographic” passages from books assigned to ninth graders in the district. Read more here.
Pope Francis Condemns Falling Birth Rates. Pope Francis lamented news of plunging birth rates worldwide in an address, warning that there is “no future” without the family. Read more here.
UNICEF Report Says Pornography Not Always Harmful to Children. A UN agency is again immersed in controversy for a recent report suggesting there is no conclusive evidence that children exposed to pornography are harmed. Read more here.
Child Safety Advocates Urge Facebook to Cancel Launch of Instagram for Kids Under 13. A cohort of advocates under the banner of the Campaign for a Commercial-free Childhood are urging Facebook to cancel its plans to launch a version of Instagram designed for pre-teens. Read more here.
Parents Infuriated After H.S. Student Forced to Read Sexually Graphic Book. Parents are infuriated after learning a first-year high school English class in Northern Virginia asked students to read a book that discussed young adults performing sexual acts on one another. Read more here.
Chinese Demographic Crisis Looms as Population Growth Slips to Slowest Ever. China’s 2020 census results show that the country’s population grew in the last decade at its slowest rate since the 1950s. Read more here.
Twitter Tries to Dismiss Another Child Pornography Case. Twitter is trying to dismiss a second child pornography lawsuit filed against them, arguing that even if all of the minors’ “allegations” are accepted as true, there is no legal basis for holding Twitter liable. Read more here.
UK Dad Takes Legal Action to Protect Sons From Pornography. A father of four is taking legal action against the UK government over its failure to implement promised age-verification checks on pornographic websites. Read more here.
U.S. Birth Rate Falls to Lowest Point in More Than a Century. The U.S. birth rate fell 4% last year, the largest single-year decrease in nearly 50 years, according to a government report. Read more here.
France Changes Rape of Minors Law. Sex with children under 15 in France will now generally be prosecuted as rape, irrespective of “consent,” and perpetrators will face a prison sentence of up to 20 years. Read more here.
Pope Francis to Open Event on Italy’s Demographic Decline. The Vatican announced that Pope Francis will open an event on Italy’s demographic winter as the country’s birth rate has hit a historic low. Read more here.
Germany Busts Massive Darknet Child Porn Site. German prosecutors announced they have busted one of the world’s biggest international darknet platforms for child pornography, used by more than 400,000 registered members. Read more here.
Int’l Pro-Life Groups Concerned About USAID Nominee. Pro-life advocates are concerned over the nomination of Samantha Power to head a critical U.S. international aid agency as her history indicates she may direct aid to pro-abortion and pro-LGBT groups in developing countries. Read more here.
U.S. Census Numbers Confirm Downward Population Trend. New Census numbers show the U.S. had its slowest decade of population growth since the Great Depression. Read more here.
NYT Exposé Details Google’s Complicity in Online Sexual Exploitation. Google is coming under fire for helping direct people to content featuring the rape and sexual abuse of children published on websites like Pornhub and XVideos. Read more here.
Health Advocates Ask Facebook to Scrap Planned Instagram for Kids. An international coalition of 35 consumer advocacy groups and 64 experts in child development called on Facebook to ditch plans to launch a version of Instagram for children under 13. Read more here.
UN Elects Iran, China to Women’s Rights Commission. The United Nations voted to elect notorious human rights abusers Iran and China to the international body’s commission on women’s rights. Read more here.
UK Parliamentarians Declare China Is Committing Genocide in Xinjiang. British MPs approved a motion in the House of Commons to declare that genocide is taking place against the Muslim Uyghurs and others in the Xinjiang region of China. Read more here.
China Rejects Accusations of Abuses in Xinjiang. China’s government rejected accusations of abuses in the Xinjiang region after a human rights group appealed for a UN investigation into possible crimes against humanity. Read more here.
Exiled Doctor Reveals Details of China’s Forced Sterilization of Uyghur Women. A doctor from the ethnic Uyghur minority in China revealed that “on some days there were about 80 surgeries to carry out forced sterilizations.” Read more here.
Study: Netflix Has the Best Parental Controls, Hulu the Worst. Netflix has the best parental controls and Hulu the worst, with the other streaming services falling somewhere in between, according to a new report by the Parents Television and Media Council. Read more here.
Mastercard Adding Rules for Porn Site Payment Processing. Mastercard has added new rules for banks processing payments from pornography sites following allegations that Pornhub allowed sexual exploitation on its platform. Read more here.
UNFPA Flagship Report Promotes Individual ‘Bodily Autonomy.’ The United Nations Population Fund launched its annual flagship report with the theme of “bodily autonomy,” including the topics of abortion, Comprehensive Sexuality Education, sex work, and transgender-related medical procedures. Read more here.
Over 10,000 Call for Free Speech to Be Protected on UK Campuses. At least 10,000 members of the UK public have added their names to an open letter calling on PM Boris Johnson to protect freedom of speech on college campuses. Read more here.
Trafficking Survivors Detail Pornhub’s ‘Criminal’ Practices at Congressional Briefing. A coalition of advocates and sex trafficking survivors detailed to the U.S. Congress the myriad ways one of the world’s largest pornography sites has concealed the sexual abuse of children for over a decade. Read more here.
Second Survivor of Child Sexual Abuse Sues Twitter. A second plaintiff has joined a lawsuit accusing Twitter of profiting from sexually explicit material involving minors. Read more here.
Study Shows Sexually Violent Acts Prevalent on Pornhub and Other Major Porn Sites. Sexually violent pornography scripts are commonly promoted on the main pages of Pornhub and other widely accessed porn sites, according to a new analysis published by The British Journal of Criminology. Read more here.
Despite Pandemic, U.S. Suicides Dropped in 2020. The number of U.S. suicides fell nearly 6% last year amid the coronavirus pandemic — the largest annual decline in at least four decades, according to preliminary government data. Read more here.
New Utah Law Requires Biological Fathers to Share Pregnancy Costs. Utah has passed a law that will require men to split the cost of the woman’s out-of-pocket pregnancy costs, an attempt to hold men financially accountable for unintended pregnancies. Read more here.
Porn Sites Could Be Exempt From Age Checks Under UK Online Safety Proposals. UK Culture Minister Baroness Diana Barran revealed that protections in the government’s Online Safety Bill will not apply to porn websites which do not include user-generated content. Read more here.
U.S. Church Membership Dips Below 50 Percent for First Time. The number of Americans who belong to a house of worship has dropped below 50 percent for the first time since polling began, according to a recent study from Gallup. Read more here.
Trafficking Victims Urge Visa to Sever Ties With Pornhub’s Parent Company Amid Investigation. Sex trafficking survivors and advocates are urging major credit company Visa to stop processing payments to a company that owns several major pornography websites, just as it did with Pornhub amid an ongoing criminal investigation. Read more here.
Armenia Faces ‘Demographic Catastrophe.’ The Armenian government plans to triple funding for reproductive programs after statistics show the nation is “facing a demographic catastrophe.” Read more here.
Half of Younger Koreans See No Need to Have Kids After Marriage. A report shows more than half of South Koreans in their teens and twenties think it is not necessary to have kids after marriage, adding to concerns about the country’s chronic low birth rate. Read more here.
Utah Gov Signs Measure to Require Porn-Blocking Filters on Devices. Utah Gov. Spencer Cox signed legislation requiring all smart phones and tablets sold in Utah to have filters that can block pornography. Read more here.
Experts: Swedish Law Allows Child Abusers to Keep Indecent Images on Cloud Drives. Swedish child sex abusers have been able to keep indecent images of children as long as they are stored on a cloud service, experts say. Read more here.
UK Television Program Brings Strangers Together to Raise Children. A British television station is set to launch a controversial new program which will try to bring strangers together in order to raise a child. Read more here.
Virginia Police Arrest 20 Men for Seeking Sex With Minors. Special victims detectives from Chesterfield County, Virginia arrested 20 suspects who they believed were soliciting sex from minors via social media and the internet. Read more here.
Another Porn Giant Faces Lawsuit for Hosting Child Sex Trafficking Videos. Another leading online pornography company is facing the possibility of a class action lawsuit alleging that it profits from child sexual abuse material and sex trafficking. Read more here.
Judge Who Led DQSH Foundation Arrested on Child Porn Charges. A Milwaukee County children’s court judge who served as CEO of a foundation promoting Drag Queen Story Hours has been arrested on charges of possession of child pornography. Read more here.
Humanists Celebrate as Compulsory Atheism Lessons Introduced in Wales. Humanists in Wales have expressed their delight that the new “Religion, Values and Ethics” curriculum will include compulsory lessons on Humanism and atheism. Read more here.
Canadian Lawmakers Demand Criminal Investigation Into MindGeek. More than 70 parliamentarians from all parties are calling for a full-on criminal investigation into Montreal-based MindGeek, Pornhub’s parent company. Read more here.
Sexual Consent App Proposal Sparks Backlash. Australians have derided a suggestion by the New South Wales police commissioner that an app could be used to register sexual consent. Read more here.
U.S. House Votes to Revive Equal Rights Amendment. The House voted largely along party lines to remove the expired deadline for ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment, despite the Justice Department’s view that such a move is not possible. Read more here.
Utah Passes Bill Mandating Pornography Filters on Mobile Devices. The Utah legislature passed a bill that would require all mobile devices sold in the state to include filters to block pornography. Read more here.
Poland’s Replacement for Istanbul Convention Would Ban Abortion and Same-Sex Marriage. Ahead of an expected vote in parliament on a draft law requesting the president withdraw Poland from the Istanbul Convention, the Polish government’s vision for its replacement is an alternative treaty that bans abortion and same-sex marriage. Read more here.
Russia Gives Twitter 30 Days to Remove Child Porn or Face Ban. Russia will ban Twitter from the country in 30 days if the platform does not remove illegal content, including child pornography. Read more here.
Advocates for Sexual Abuse Survivors Blast Grammys’ Promotion of Prostitution, Porn Culture. A television watchdog group and an anti-pornography organization that advocates for sexual abuse survivors are pushing back against the Grammys for featuring sexually explicit content and normalizing prostitution and porn culture. Read more here.
Dozens of Missing Children Recovered in Texas Human Trafficking Operation. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas announced that 31 missing children from the Dallas-Fort Worth area were recovered during a monthlong operation to crack down on human trafficking. Read more here.
Twitter Moves to Dismiss Child Porn Lawsuit. Citing its immunity under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, Twitter has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit from a minor who claims that the social media platform refused to remove child porn that featured him and another 13-year-old. Read more here.
School District Apologizes After Children Assigned Books With Graphic Sexual Content. A Texas school district is apologizing to parents after books with inappropriate content including graphic sex scenes were assigned to teens as part of the reading curriculum. Read more here.
Ohio State Hosts Seminar Promoting Porn Platform to Students. A student group at Ohio State University held a seminar appearing to promote pornography platform OnlyFans as part of its annual “Sex Week.” Read more here.
Judge Dismisses Lawsuit to Recognize ERA. A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by three state attorneys general that had sought to force the federal government to recognize Virginia’s vote to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment and add it to the Constitution. Read more here.
Child Pornography Offences Increase in Romania. Officials in Romania report there has been an increase in the production and distribution of pornographic material featuring minors during the pandemic. Read more here.
Report: Facebook a ‘Hotbed of Child Sexual Abuse Material.’ A recent report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children claims that Facebook had 20.3 million reported incidents of child sexual abuse material. Read more here.
UN Report: Parents Block Sexual Freedom for Kids. A new report published by the UN Human Rights Council asserts that “sexual expression” is part of children’s privacy and that bodily integrity and autonomy rights are infringed by parents, among others. Read more here.
Social Media Platforms Warned of ‘Explosion’ of Predatory Grooming During Lockdowns. An expert on combatting sexual exploitation said her organization warned social media platforms that once the COVID-19 lockdowns began, predatory grooming and sexual exploitation of children would “explode.” Read more here.
YouTube to Expand Parental Controls. YouTube has announced an upcoming feature with expanded parental controls for tweens and teens. Read more here.
USA Gymnastics Coach Commits Suicide After Being Charged for Sex Trafficking. A former USA Gymnastics coach killed himself the same day he was hit with 24 charges, including human trafficking and sexual assault. Read more here.
NCOSE’s 2021 ‘Dirty Dozen List’ Names Businesses Profiting Off Sexual Exploitation. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation unveiled its annual Dirty Dozen list, comprised of 12 businesses and entities that the organization says profit off sexually exploitative products. Read more here.
Minnesota Teacher Praises Transgender Activist, Sex Worker to Middle Schoolers. A Minnesota middle school showed 11- to 13-year-olds a video praising a transgender activist and sex worker who was highlighted as “Person of the Day.” Read more here.
Police: 37 Arrested During Child Sex Trafficking Investigation. Thirty-seven suspects have been arrested in connection with a large-scale child sex crimes and human trafficking operation, according to police in Phoenix, Arizona. Read more here.
Pandemic Leads to Rise in Cyber Abuse of Children in Albania. Thousands of children in Albania are at greater risk of harm as their lives move increasingly online during the COVID-19 pandemic, experts warn. Read more here.
New Zealand Birth Rate Lowest Ever Recorded. New Zealand’s total fertility rate fell in 2020 to 1.61 births per woman compared to 1.72 in 2019. Read more here.
France: Child Prostitution Increased 600 Percent in Six Years. Between 2014 and 2020, the number of children reported as being exploited and sold by sex traffickers in France increased by 600%, according to the country’s human trafficking agency. Read more here.
Abuse Survivors Sue Pornhub Over Abuse Footage on Site. Two people who were sexually abused as minors have filed suit against Pornhub and its owner, Mindgeek, over videos of their abuse being uploaded to the pornography website. Read more here.
‘Hate Speech in Homes’ Plan Dropped by UK Law Commission. Plans to criminalize private conversations in the home in England and Wales have been abandoned by the Law Commission. Read more here.
France Seeks to Set Age for Sexual Consent at 15. Amid growing public pressure, France’s government wants to set the age of sexual consent at 15 and make it easier to punish child sexual abuse. Read more here.
Chinese Birth Rate Fell Below Warning Level in 2020. Experts warn that the birth rate in China has crossed a warning level after a recent report from the public security authorities showed that the country registered only 10 million newborns in 2020. Read more here.
Former Child Protective Worker Admits Making Child Pornography. A former New Jersey child protective services worker admitted to taking pornographic images of a young boy in his care, federal prosecutors said. Read more here.
Eight Human Trafficking Victims Rescued in Missouri. Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt reported that law enforcement conducted a successful operation at two truck stops in St. Joseph, which resulted in three arrests and eight victims being rescued. Read more here.
U.S. Moves to Rejoin UN Human Rights Council. The Biden administration is set to announce that it will reengage with the UN Human Rights Council. Read more here.
Pornhub Execs Testify Before Canadian Ethics Panel. Executives of MindGeek, the parent company of the pornography website Pornhub, testified before a Canadian ethics committee over allegations that it profited off of child sexual abuse, rape, and other crimes. Read more here.
SPLC Denounced as ‘Thoroughly Disgraced’ After Labeling Pro-Life, Family Orgs as ‘Hate Groups.’ Critics of the Southern Poverty Law Center say the organization has become extreme and “thoroughly disgraced” after the center released its 2020 “census of hate groups,” which included numerous pro-life and family organizations. Read more here.
Macedonia Threatens to Block App Over Pornographic Picture Sharing. Macedonian authorities threatened to block the messaging app Telegram over a group of more than 7,000 users who have been sharing and exchanging explicit pictures and videos of girls – some of whom are underage. Read more here.
Russia’s Population Drops to 15-Year Low. Russia’s population dropped by over half a million people between January 2020 and January 2021, the country’s Federal State Statistics Service reported. Read more here.
Pew: More Fathers Satisfied With Time Spent With Their Kids. A new Pew Research Center analysis shows that an increased share of fathers is satisfied with the amount of time they spend with their children compared to three years ago. Read more here.
Members of Congress Seek to Resurrect ERA. Members of both chambers of Congress introduced a joint resolution to affirm the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, the language of which could be broadly interpreted to include protection for various issues including abortion and gender-transition surgery. Read more here.
Dozens of Missing Children Rescued in Anti-Human Trafficking Operation. Operation Lost Angels found 33 “vulnerable missing children” in southern California, eight of whom were likely being sexually exploited or trafficked when law enforcement saved them, according to the feds. Read more here.
Italian Birth Rates Set to Fall Further. In 2019 there were 420,000 births in Italy, the lowest number since unification in 1861, and it’s expected that this number will further decline in 2020 to perhaps 408,000. Read more here.
Lawsuit: Twitter States That Child Porn Video ‘Didn’t Violate Policies.’ Twitter repeatedly told a victim of child sexual abuse that a video of his ordeal circulating on the platform didn’t violate the platform’s policies, according to a lawsuit filed on the victim’s behalf by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. Read more here.
Toronto Catholic School Board’s Website Links Kids to LGBT Resource Promoting Sex. In just three clicks from the website of Toronto’s Catholic school board, children are able to access extremely graphic homosexual sex guides. Read more here.
Trump Admin Condemns Chinese Claims About Forced Sterilization and Abortion. The Chinese government released a study claiming that “in the process of eradicating extremism” that Uyghur women had been “emancipated” from being “baby making machines.” Read more here.
South Korean City to Pay Residents $100K to Have Babies. A South Korean city is offering a grant of nearly $100,000 for couples who have at least three children, according to a local press report. Read more here.
Danish TV Network Launches Children’s Show About Man With Giant Penis. A Danish TV network has launched a new show, reportedly aimed at audiences between the ages of 4 and 8, about a man with an unrealistically large and retractable penis. Read more here.
Court Dismisses Legal Challenge Against Norway’s Removal of Children From Christian Parents. The European Court of Human Rights has dismissed a legal challenge against Norway’s child services agency for removing children from their Pentecostal parents. Read more here.
Expert Warns Porn Sites a ‘Gateway’ Into Child Abuse. A leading UK expert has warned that freely available online pornography is becoming an “entry drug” into child abuse. Read more here.
PA Teacher Arrested for Child Pornography. Authorities arrested a Pennsylvania teacher after allegedly finding a cache of child pornography on his computer. Read more here.
Court Rules Babies Harmed By Mothers’ Opioid Use May Sue Drug Companies. The Tennessee Supreme Court has unanimously held that babies harmed by their mothers’ use of opioids may sue the pharmaceutical companies under the Tennessee Drug Dealer Liability Act. Read more here.
Health Dept Recommends Sexting, Porn to Prevent COVID Spread. The Pennsylvania Department of Health is urging residents to take up “sexting” or “subscription-based fan platforms” in lieu of meeting with romantic partners in person in the age of COVID-19. Read more here.
Italy Hits Record Low Birth Rate. After births in Italy hit a historic low in 2019, Italy’s national statistics institute is predicting that the country will see a significant decline in births in the years immediately following the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.
Porn Victims Hit Pornhub With Massive Lawsuit. Victims of a sex-trafficking operation hit pornography site Pornhub and its parent company Mindgeek with a multi-million dollar lawsuit for hosting non-consenting content and refusing to remove it even after repeated requests. Read more here.
Pornhub Scrubs Millions of Videos After Credit Card Companies Drop Them. Pornography website Pornhub scrubbed millions of videos from unverified users, an estimated 60% of their content, after it was reported that their site profits from rape and abuse videos. Read more here.
Major Credit Card Companies Stop Allowing Cards to be Used on Pornhub. Mastercard and Visa announced that they will prohibit the use of their cards on pornography site Pornhub after a report showed that the website profits off rape victims. Read more here.
Republicans Call for Investigation Into Pornhub. Republican members of Congress are urging the Department of Justice to investigate Pornhub after a report claimed that the popular pornography website is profiting off child rape videos. Read more here.
Mastercard, Visa to Investigate Pornhub Over Child Abuse Allegations. Mastercard and Visa announced they are investigating allegations made in a New York Times column that Pornhub is posting videos that portray child abuse on its adult website. Read more here.
Charter Jet CEO Charged With Sex Trafficking of Young Girls. The CEO of a private jet company was reportedly arrested for sex trafficking of children across state lines, according to the New York Attorney General. Read more here.
China’s Five-Year Plan Proposal Stresses Eugenics in Birth Policy. Among the Chinese Communist Party’s goals listed in its policy blueprint for the years 2021-2025 is to “optimize its birth policy” and “improve the quality of the population.” Read more here.
Over 170 Arrested in ‘Unprecedented’ Child Sex Trafficking Investigation. Over 170 people have been charged as part of Operation Stolen Innocence, a two-year investigation uncovering a sex trafficking network in Florida that has led to an “unprecedented” number of arrests. Read more here.
WA Bill Proposes School-Based Healthcare for Teens. Washington state is considering a bill to set up health clinics on middle and high school campuses, which parents fear would allow students to easily receive healthcare without parental knowledge or consent. Read more here.
House Bill Aims to Ban Child Sex Dolls That Can Promote Pedophilia. A bill is before the U.S. House of Representatives that would ban the sale and possession of sex dolls that look like children. Read more here.
Headteacher Fears for Students’ Safety in Prostitution Zone. Students from The Ruth Gorse Academy revealed they had been approached for sex in the Leeds ‘red-light district,’ and headteacher Ben Mallinson fears one may eventually be abducted. Read more here.
Over 1M Spaniards Urge Defeat of New Education Law. Proposed legislation to remodel the education system in Spain has drawn opposition from parents’ groups and educators who warn that the freedom of parents to educate their children and choose their school is at risk. Read more here.
EBSCO School Databases Still Exposing Kids to Pornography. A national advocacy group that fights pornography has rejected a cease-and-desist letter it received from a leading K-12 research database provider used in many public schools after warning for years that the company is exposing students to sexually explicit content. Read more here.
D.C. Council Approves Bill Allowing Children to Get Vaccines Without Parental Consent. A bill passed by the Washington D.C. Council would allow children as young as age 11 to obtain vaccinations without their parents’ consent. Read more here.
Gambling Ad With Child Appeal ‘Irresponsible,’ Says Regulator. The UK’s Advertising Standards Agency banned an online casino’s ad for breaching rules prohibiting the advertising of gambling to children. Read more here.
Japan’s New PM Promotes IVF to Boost Birth Rate. Incoming Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has pledged to provide insurance coverage for infertility treatments as part of a plan to address the nation’s low birth rate. Read more here.
U.S. Marshals Recover 27 Missing Children in Virginia. The U.S. Department of Justice announced the U.S. Marshals recovered 27 previously missing children throughout Virginia after a five-day operation. Read more here.
‘Act Now to Protect Children From Porn’ UK Public Tells Govt. New polling has revealed that nearly two-thirds of adults believe the UK Government should stop dragging its feet on protecting children from online pornography. Read more here.
Sexting Could Become a Crime in Finland. Finnish parliamentarians are considering whether sending sexual content without permission should be classified as a crime equal to unwanted physical contact, which currently can be punished with fines or jail time. Read more here.
Twitter Finally Bans ‘Promoting or Normalizing Sexual Attraction to Minors.’ Social media platform Twitter recently updated its policies on child sexual exploitation, adding that it was no longer acceptable to “promote or normalize sexual attraction to minors.” Read more here.
Police: Sex Traffickers Target ‘Vulnerable’ Young Girls During COVID-19. Internet-savvy pimps are using social media to recruit young girls who have been left dislocated or economically vulnerable by the pandemic, according to a New York City detective. Read more here.
More Than 150 Children, Women Rescued in Sex Trafficking Raids. Authorities announced the rescue of more than 100 human trafficking victims, including 45 children, as part of a large operation in Ohio. Read more here.
DHS Launches New Center to Investigate, Prosecute Human Trafficking Crimes. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security launched the Center for Countering Human Trafficking which will serve as a central hub for victim support, investigative operations, intelligence, training and outreach. Read more here.
Netflix Sign-Ups Plummet After Cuties Boycott. Netflix reported slower-than-expected growth in its third-quarter report, netting only 177,000 new U.S. subscribers and potentially reflecting an impact from its controversial Cuties movie and the subsequent boycott. Read more here.
Free Condoms Now Available for All Middle and High School Students in Vermont. Every high school and middle school in Vermont will now provide free condoms to students under a new bill that was just signed into law. Read more here.
Netflix Co-CEO Responds to ‘Cuties’ Indictment. Netflix Co-CEO Ted Sarandos said during a conference that he took umbrage with language within a recent indictment that claimed “Cuties” “appeals to the prurient interest in sex, and has no serious, literary, artistic, political, or scientific value.” Read more here.
Sex Trafficking Survivors Sue Nevada Over Legalized Prostitution. Survivors of sex trafficking have filed a lawsuit against Nevada, arguing that the state violated the 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution when it legalized prostitution. Read more here.
Texas Grand Jury Indicts Netflix for Child Porn Depicted in ‘Cuties’ Film. A grand jury in Tyler County, Texas indicted Netflix, Inc. for knowingly distributing the graphic and lewd film “Cuties” on its streaming platform. Read more here.
Heterosexual Couples to Receive Same Recognition as Same-Sex Couples in Intestate Succession. In 2016, a South African court ruled that same-sex partners would be able to inherit their deceased partner’s intestate estate even if they were not legally married. The Western Cape High Court has now ruled that this law includes opposite-sex couples in the same situation. Read more here.
Church of England Failed to Protect Children From Sexual Abusers. The Church of England failed to protect hundreds of minors from sexual predators among their ranks, according to findings from an independent inquiry. Read more here.
Trump Nominates Barrett to U.S. Supreme Court. President Donald Trump officially nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court to replace former Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Read more here.
Australian Population Growth Slowed by Pandemic. Demographers believe Australian population growth may take decades to recover after a collapse in overseas migration. Read more here.
Low Fertility Rate Around the Globe is Leading to Economic Crisis. Researchers from the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation say the global fertility rate was nearly cut in half in 2017 — and predicts it has much further to fall. Read more here.
Doctor Receives Prison Sentence for Secretly Filming Young Patients. Dr. Justin Neisler, who pleaded guilty to the production of child pornography, was sentenced to 23 years in prison after admitting to secretly taping nude boys during exams. Read more here.
‘Sextortionist’ Sentenced to 40 Years After Threatening Up to 150 Underage Girls. A 25-year-old Georgia man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison after being convicted of producing and distributing child pornography. Read more here.
Trump Admin Announces $100M to Combat Human Trafficking. Senior Advisor Ivanka Trump and Attorney General William Barr have announced $100 million to combat human trafficking throughout the country, in addition to the $35 million that was announced in August. Read more here.
Naked Adults Appear on Danish Children’s TV Show to Debunk ‘Perfect Body’ Myth. A children’s TV show in Denmark has raised eyebrows after asking adults to pose naked in front of school pupils in a bid to promote body positivity. Read more here.
BLM Deletes ‘About’ Page Calling for ‘Disruption’ of Nuclear Family. Social media users noticed the controversial Black Lives Matter organization deleted its oft-cited “What We Believe” page where they had previously stated their goal to “disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure.” Read more here.
AGs Appeal to Netflix CEO to Remove Controversial ‘Cuties’ Movie. In a joint letter to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, the attorneys general for Ohio, Louisiana, Texas, and Florida call on him to cease streaming the movie “Cuties” because of its “hypersexualization” of children. Read more here.
Netflix Subscription Cancellations Soar After ‘Cuties’ Controversy. Three days after releasing the sexually explicit movie “Cuties,” Netflix cancellations increased to eight times the daily averages recorded in August. Read more here.
CA Gov Signs Bill Removing Automatic Penalty for ‘Consensual’ Sex Acts With Minors. California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law that reduces penalties for adults who engage in sex acts with children as young as 14 years of age. Read more here.
U.S. Lawmakers Demand Federal Investigation Into Netflix for Child Pornography. Both Democrat and Republican members of Congress are demanding the Department of Justice investigate Netflix for distributing child porn via the new Netflix film, “Cuties,” which many people believe sexualizes young girls and encourages pedophilia. Read more here.
Ireland’s Record Low Birth Rate Spurs Concern of Economic Collapse. People in Ireland are having fewer children than they were a decade ago, and that number is still declining, sparking concerns of future economic collapse. Read more here.
‘Cancel Netflix’ Trends on Twitter After Preteen Twerking Film ‘Cuties’ Debuts. The backlash against streaming giant Netflix continues to escalate around the world over the release of the preteen dance competition film Cuties, with the hashtag #CancelNetflix becoming a top trend on Twitter. Read more here.
U.S. Marshals Rescue 8 ‘Highly Endangered’ Missing Children. The missing children, who were between the ages of 6 and 17, were considered to be some of the most at-risk and challenging recovery cases in the area based on indications of high-risk factors such as victimization of child sex trafficking, child exploitation, and abuse. Read more here.
Advocate for Teen Prostitution Takes Top UN Post. The United Nations has appointed as its top expert on health and human rights a former abortionist who advocates for teen prostitution. Read more here.
Millions Back Petition to Shut Down Pornhub Over Sex Trafficking, Child Abuse Videos. A petition calling for the dismantling of PornHub, the largest pornography hosting website in the world that critics say profits off of and enables sex trafficking as well as child abuse, has surpassed 2 million signatures. Read more here.
New Study Finds Hormonal Contraceptives Affect Brain Structure and Function. A new study has found, among other things, that birth control use during puberty is linked with structural changes in areas of the brain linked to emotion and memory. Read more here.
U.S. Marshals Rescue 25 Missing Children in Ohio. U.S. Marshals have located 25 missing children during the first three weeks of a new operation aimed at rescuing endangered minors throughout northern Ohio. Read more here.
Germany Unveils Plan to Crackdown on Child Sex Offenders. Germany’s Justice Ministry has proposed a bill introducing a new crime of “sexualized violence against children” and tougher penalties for sex offenders. Read more here.
Fifth Grade Classroom Shown Porn During Zoom Session. School leaders in San Leandro, California, say a fifth grade class on Zoom was invaded by adults who showed pornographic images to the students. Read more here.
Netflix Star Calls Out Sexualization of Younger Actors. Natalia Dyer, who portrays Nancy Wheeler on the hit Netflix series “Stranger Things,” is speaking out about the sexualization of her younger co-stars. Read more here.
Police: Kids Can Easily Buy Drugs Disguised as Sweets. The North Yorkshire Police force has warned parents to be aware of the increasing number of young people in possession of ‘edibles,’ which look similar to well-known sweets but contain illegal drugs. Read more here.
U.S. Marshals Recover 39 Missing Children in Two-Week Operation in Georgia. In a two week search for endangered missing children in Georgia dubbed “Operation Not Forgotten,” the U.S. Marshals Service said that they recovered 39 children and arrested several individuals in connection with their disappearance, including persons who had sex offender violations. Read more here.
New Tech Could Help Safeguard Kids From Explicit Content. SafeToNet’s new phone software, SafeToWatch, uses live-detection software to immediately block videos and images involving sexual or violent content. Read more here.
Bayer Pays $1.6B to Women Damaged by Essure Birth Control Device. German pharmaceutical company Bayer is paying $1.6 billion to settle roughly 35,000 U.S.-based claims of injuries resulting from a long-term birth control device placed inside women. Read more here.
Physical Abuse of Older Children in UK Soared in Lockdown. The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children’s helpline received 1,066 contacts about physical abuse on average each month between April and July, compared with a monthly average of 696 before lockdown. Read more here.
Evangelical Leaders Want Pornography Labeled a Public Health Crisis in Ohio. More than six dozen clergy members are calling on county officials in Ohio to declare pornography a public health crisis and hope to see similar action taken at the state level. Read more here.
Former Florida Tax Collector Accused of Child Sex Trafficking in Disturbing Case. Former Seminole County, Florida, tax collector Joel Greenberg has been charged with federal charges of child sex trafficking and reportedly illegally using the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles database to look up information on minors and women to solicit relationships. Read more here.
Kids Exposed to Simulated Sex and Graphic Images in ‘Dark Side’ of Popular Video Game. Popular gaming platform Roblox is under scrutiny over so-called “condo games” that could expose young users to naked figures, simulated sex and crude language. Read more here.
Kenyan Parents Vow to Sue Health Care Workers Who Administered Birth Control to Children Without Consent. Defending the healthcare workers, KNUN Secretary-General Seth Panyako said the parents’ lawsuit is dead on arrival because “no adolescent girl, according to the Kenyan Law, requires her parents’ permission to get contraceptives.” Read more here.
Quarter of UK Young People See Drugs Advertised on Social Media. One in four young people are seeing advertisements of illegal drugs for sale “everywhere on social media,” a BBC investigation has revealed. Read more here.
Thousands Urge Netflix to Pull Film That Sexualizes Young Girls. Thousands of people are now urging popular streaming service Netflix to pull a controversial French film about an 11-year-old girl rebelling against her conservative family to join a dance crew, after the media company apologized for using a sexualized poster to promote the film. Read more here.
QC Warns Northern Ireland Hate Crime Law is Severe Threat to Free Speech. Thomas Leonard Ross QC said the plans to expand hate crime law in Northern Ireland could result in people being taken to court for disagreeing with same-sex marriage. Read more here.
New York Times Pushes ‘Poly-Parent’ Children Created Using Next-Generation IVF. The New York Times is pushing what essentially amounts to the next level of in vitro fertilization where any human being, independent of their sex, could “manufacture an egg or sperm cell from a tiny sliver of their own skin” and thus create a new baby. Read more here.
Canadian Pro-Family Group Calls on Parents to Demand School Boards Drop WE Charity. The president of a Canadian pro-family group has said that now is the time for parents to be “vigilant” and speak out against WE Charity being present in public school because of their inappropriate content. Read more here.
TN District Tells Parents Not to Monitor Their Child’s Virtual Classrooms. Officials at all county schools in Rutherford County, Tennessee, are asking parents to sign forms agreeing not to watch their children’s virtual classes. Read more here.
NZ Researcher Urges Women to Have Children. An expert New Zealand researcher is warning women to “please have children” as, mirroring other Western nations, New Zealand’s fertility rate reaches an all-time low. Read more here.
CDC: More Than a Quarter of Young Americans Considered Suicide Due to the Pandemic. The CDC study also found a rise in anxiety and substance abuse, with more than 40 percent of those surveyed saying they experienced a mental or behavioral health condition connected to the Wuhan coronavirus. Read more here.
U.S. Human Rights Report Criticized for ‘Christian-Centric’ Language. Abortion industry and LGBT lobby groups called an internal human rights report of the U.S. State Department “deeply disturbing” and “dangerous.” The report puts into question the international legal status of abortion and LGBTQI+ rights. Read more here.
Study Reveals German Govt Authorities Supported Pedophile Network for Decades. Positions on “sex education” advocated by one the key enablers of these cases of pedophilia, professor of social education Helmut Kentler, are still part of today’s “sexual pedagogy of diversity,” which is used by an increasing number of day care centers and schools. Read more here.
Florida County Arrests 16 Men Accused of Soliciting Sex With Minors. The Hillsborough County Sheriff said 16 men have been arrested for soliciting sex with undercover detectives they believed were minors. These arrests occurred as part of “Operation Small Talk,” an online chat operation. Read more here.
Report: NYC Moved Convicted Pedophiles Very Near to Elementary School. New York City officials reportedly placed at least six homeless pedophiles who are on parole at a luxury Manhattan hotel only one block from an elementary-school playground in potential violation of state law. Read more here.
Teacher Complains Online Learning Lets Parents See ‘What Happens’ at ‘Gender/Sexuality’ Lessons. A teacher within the school district of Philadelphia is lamenting the increased chance of parental oversight if classes are taught online amid the coronavirus crisis — especially when it comes to so-called sex education. Read more here.
Two Soldiers Among Nine Arrested in Child Sex Trafficking Sting. Nine suspects who contacted officers they believed were 15- or 16-year-old girls and agreed to exchange money, drugs or alcohol for sexual acts were arrested as part of an online child prostitution sting in Texas. Read more here.
Fairfax Public Schools Tell Parents to Stop Educating Their Kids While School is Banned. A county in Virginia is discouraging parents from hiring private tutors for their children, concerned that the formation of private tutoring groups may “widen the gap in educational access and equity for all students.” Read more here.
Pandemic Closures Raise Child Sex Trafficking Concerns. With more children at home, experts across the nation are predicting higher rates of human trafficking, and with many students being schooled virtually, the cause for concern is even higher. Read more here.
Utah Man Arrested for Child Sex Trafficking Via Twitter, Tumblr. A Utah man is facing child sex trafficking charges after being accused of forming a relationship with a young teen and using that relationship to victimize the girl to make money. Read more here.
‘Save the Children’ Flash Rally Brings Awareness to Human Trafficking. People who participated in the Savannah, Georgia, rally marched from Johnson Square to City Hall to raise awareness of human trafficking. Read more here.
Massachusetts Bans Female Genital Cutting. After seven years of advocacy by survivors and activists in the state, Massachusetts is now one of 39 states in the U.S. that has criminalized female genital mutilation and cutting. Read more here.
Toymaker Removes ‘Trolls World’ Doll After Parents Complain. Hasbro said it is removing the “Trolls World Tour Giggle and Sing Poppy” from the market after parents complained about a button between the doll’s legs that produces a giggle sound and other “sounds of delight” when someone pushes it. Read more here.
Maryland Man Posed as Woman on Social Media to Collect Nude Photos in ‘Sextortion’ of Victims. Investigators in Montgomery County, Maryland, charged Michael Cooper this week with “threatening to inflict emotional distress” to obtain sex. It was the third time they have charged him with that offense over the past two weeks. Read more here.
Author and Mother: Porn is Sexualizing Our Children. Author and concerned mother Tania Carey said that the growing amount of pornography involving young people means children are being stared at, followed and sexually harassed in the street. Read more here.
White House Grants $35M to Orgs Supporting Victims of Human Trafficking. The Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs announced the Trump administration will award over $35 million in grants to 73 organizations across 33 states to provide housing and support for victims of human trafficking. Read more here.
Lawsuit Claims TikTok Sends Children’s Personal Data to China. A new class-action lawsuit alleges that the popular Chinese-owned social media app TikTok funnels personal details of children’s facial characteristics, locations, and close contacts to communist China. Read more here.
U.S. State Dept Lists China Among Worst Human Sex Trafficking Offenders. The U.S. State Department’s Trafficking in Persons Report 2020 places Communist China in a list of Tier 3 countries which make no significant effort to meet even the minimum standards of the Trafficking Victim’s Protection Act. Read more here.
CDC Director: More Youth Dying of Suicide, Overdose Than COVID-19 During Pandemic. Suicide and drug overdoses are killing more young people than COVID-19 as the two pre-existing epidemics have been exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield warns. Read more here.
Iran’s Declining Birth Rate Alarms Country’s Leaders. By 2010, the average number of births per woman in Iran had dropped from 5.1 to 1.7, a figure that has essentially remained stable to this day. Read more here.
Number of Births in Germany Sank in 2019. The number of children born in Germany in 2019 sank by more than 9,000 compared with the year before. The average number of children per woman also dropped, with the capital, Berlin, registering the lowest rate. Read more here.
Russia’s First Trial on FGM Restarts After Coronavirus Lockdown. A doctor who performed female genital mutilation on a nine-year-old girl is on trial, and activists hope the case will help to outlaw the abuse in Russia. Read more here.
Research Shows Scandinavian Fertility Rates Falling. A study by the Denmark-based Rockwool Foundation revealed that fertility rates in northern Europe are largely declining. Read more here.
UK MP Urges Govt to Introduce Age Checks for Pornography. A Member of Parliament has called on the government to introduce robust age-verification controls on pornography without further delay, given that parliament approved controls in December 2018. Read more here.
British Columbia Advises Residents on ‘Safe Sex’ Practices During COVID-19. The public health agency in British Columbia has updated its list of tips for sex and intimacy during the pandemic, with frank and detailed guidelines for “safe sex” practices. Read more here.
Experts Caution U.S. Foster Care System Shattered by Coronavirus Lockdown. Many anticipate with all the economic and health challenges brought on by the contagion, the number of new children entering the already overburdened system will only escalate, with fewer families able to take in foster children given the economic downturn. Read more here.
Vatican Criticizes Lack of Prosecutions for Human Trafficking. The dignity and rights of trafficking victims require the international community to do more to prosecute and bring down traffickers, a representative of the Holy See said this week. Read more here.
Visa Rejection Overturned for Australian Family of Boy With Down Syndrome. The decision to force a British family living in Australia for seven years to leave the country because they have a son with Down syndrome has been overturned. Read more here.
Residents ‘Furious’ As Review Gives Thumbs Up to Leeds Red Light District. Local residents and teachers at a nearby school have reported used condoms and needles being discarded in local parks and on school grounds. Read more here.
India Sees Falling Fertility Rate. Overall, the Indian total fertility rate is sitting just above replacement (around 2.2-2.3) with seven states sitting around the replacement level and eight above 2.1. Read more here.
UK Paralympic Legend Backs Abuse of Trust Law Change. Paralympic legend Tanni Grey-Thompson has backed calls to ban sports coaches from engaging in sexual activity with 16- and 17-year-olds in their care. Read more here.
‘World’s Oldest Drag Queen’ Receives Coronavirus Relief Loan. Walter Cole says he’ll be able to continue to pay his staff and keep his nightly drag show going, thanks to the federal pandemic relief loan he received. Read more here.
Research Shows ‘Jaw-Dropping’ Global Crash in Children Being Born. Falling fertility rates mean nearly every country could have shrinking populations by the end of the century. Read more here.
South Koreans Fight Back Against Sexual Exploitation of Children. Hundreds of thousands of South Koreans signed a petition demanding action against the judges who turned down a request from the United States to extradite 24-year-old Son Jong-woo, the operator of the largest child pornography website ever uncovered on the dark web. Read more here.
Italy Predicts Decline in Births Following Coronavirus. In their 2020 annual report, Istat, Italy’s national statistics institute, predicted that the climate of uncertainty and fear caused by the coronavirus may result in 10,000 fewer births in Italy over the course of the rest of 2020 and 2021. Read more here.
Kenyan 12-Year-Old Girl Married to Two Men Within a Month. A 12-year-old girl has been rescued by authorities in Kenya after she was married off to two men in the span of one month. Read more here.
More Than 160 Cases of UK Coaches Engaging in Legal Sexual Activity With Teens Prompts Calls for Law Change. It is illegal for certain professions, including teachers and doctors, to engage in sexual activity with children, even if they are over the age of consent, but the Sexual Offences Act does not extend to sports coaches. Read more here.
Turkey’s Fertility Rate is Now Below the Replacement Rate. If the total fertility rate doesn’t rebound, Turkey will join the long list of countries with populations that are not replacing themselves. Read more here.
United States Will Withdraw From the WHO. Effective July 6, 2021, the United States will no longer be a member nation of the World Health Organization, the White House announced. Read more here.
Netflix Stands By Hit Film Despite Sex Trafficking Criticism. Netflix will continue to stream the hit Polish film 365 Days despite calls for its withdrawal, including by British singer Duffy, who accused it of glamorizing rape and sex trafficking. Read more here.
Police Investigate Deaths of 42 Babies, Three Mothers at UK Hospital. Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust is currently the subject of an independent review into preventable mother and baby deaths at their maternity wards in what is believed to be the worst maternity scandal in British history. Read more here.
Singer Blasts Netflix for Airing Film that Glamorizes Sexual Violence. Welsh pop singer, Duffy, is criticizing Netflix for releasing its 365 Days movie, as she believes it “glamourizes the brutal reality of sex trafficking, kidnapping and rape.” Read more here.
Senate Panel Advances Bill Targeting Online Child Sexual Abuse. The legislation advanced would create a government-backed commission to develop “best practices” for purging child sexual abuse material from the Internet. Read more here.
UK Children as Young as Six Sexting During Lockdown. SafeToNet, a free phone safety app, said the number of messages children attempted to send had risen by 183%. Read more here.
Germany Investigating 30,000 Suspects in Pedophile Probe. Officials report the cybercrime unit of the German state of North-Rhine Westphalia is investigating some 30,000 suspects in a massive online child abuse probe. Read more here.
German Catholic Church Sees Record Drop in Membership. More than a half million people officially left the Catholic and Protestant churches in Germany in 2019, new figures show. Read more here.
DOJ Charges Nine With Pornography, Sex Trafficking of Children. According to a statement from the U.S. Department of Justice, a grand jury in Columbus, Ohio, returned multiple charges for each of the accused relating to the exchange of illegal narcotics for access to sex with minors. Read more here.
Trump Signs Order to Help Christian Groups Promote Adoption and Foster Care. Through the executive order, the Trump administration wants to strengthen government relations with community and faith-based foster and adoption agencies. Read more here.
Oxford Professor Sentenced to Prison for Child Porn Possession. A former pastor and Oxford University professor of theology has been sentenced to a year in prison for possessing thousands of images and videos of child porn. Read more here.
NFL Star: ‘Grace of God’ Helped Me Overcome Porn Addiction. Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, has revealed during a conference on manliness that he overcame his porn addiction by the “grace of God.” Read more here.
Italy Takes Steps to Reverse Declining Population. The Italian parliament passed a bill aimed at boosting the country’s low birth rate by issuing parents a monthly allowance for each child. Read more here.
Berlin Authorities Placed Children With Pedophiles for 30 Years. A study conducted by the University of Hildesheim has found that authorities in Berlin condoned this practice, and the pedophile foster fathers even received a regular care allowance. Read more here.
Porn Display Shuts Down Charter Commission’s Zoom Meeting. Despite security provisions being implemented, a virtual meeting of Idaho’s Public Charter School Commission was disrupted when “an unauthorized person” got into the Zoom teleconference and briefly “displayed pornographic material.” Read more here.
Study Finds Correlation Between Sexual Behavior and Suicide Attempts Among Adolescents Aged 12-15 Years. Having had multiple sexual partners was associated with increased odds of suicide attempts in 32 of 38 countries. Read more here.
Facebook Deletes Moms’ Group Dedicated to Ending Drag Queen Story Hours. The founder of 500 Mom Strong said the grassroots group’s Facebook page was removed because it was deemed “transphobic.” Read more here.
Bipartisan U.S. Senators Call for Investigation of TikTok’s Child Privacy Policies. Earlier this month, 20 children’s and consumer advocacy groups filed a complaint with the FTC alleging that TikTok violated their privacy commitments to obtain parental permission before collecting personal information about users identified as under 13. Read more here.
Trump Announces U.S. ‘Terminating’ Relationship With WHO. The U.S. has been the top contributor to the agency to the tune of approximately $450 million a year. Read more here.
Child Porn Manufacturing, Use Skyrockets By 264 Percent in Philippines. The number of cases of online sexual exploitation of children in the Philippines has dramatically increased by more than 250 percent after stay-at-home orders were implemented during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.
Study Finds Teens Spend Seven Hours a Day Staring at Their Phones. The report suggests that 70 percent of teenagers conceal a portion of their online activity from their parents. Read more here.
Pro-Abortion UN Top Official, Charged With False Credentials, Leaves Post for IPPF. The UN quietly let go a top human rights official and abortion activist rather than hold her accountable for having fabricated her credentials to justify her top-level position and high salary. Kate Gilmore will now chair the board of trustees at the International Planned Parenthood Federation. Read more here.
U.S. Birthrate Falls to Record Low. The U.S. birthrate has fallen to the lowest level since the federal government began compiling statistics in 1909, according to statistics released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more here.
Justice Department Urged to Aggressively Prosecute Pornography Vendors. A former colleague of Attorney General William Barr is backing a letter from three Catholic bishops asking Barr to aggressively pursue anti-obscenity prosecutions. Read more here.
Church Sues Zoom Over Shocking Porn Interruption During Bible Study. A church in California has filed a class action complaint against Zoom Video Communications for failing to protect their Bible study from being “zoom-bombed” with pornography. Read more here.
Social Media Giants Pressured Over Prostitution Ads. Social media websites are being warned not to promote prostitution websites after it emerged that they are used by sex traffickers. Read more here.
Netflix Defends Packing Shows With LGBT ‘Representation’. “LGBTQ” is a specific searchable genre, and one 2017 list counted 57 shows on the platform featuring homosexual characters. Read more here.
Catholic Bishops Call on AG Barr to Enforce Obscenity-Porn Laws, Protect Youth. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops recently sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr urging him to vigorously enforce obscenity laws and investigate porn producers. Read more here.
Child Sex Abuse in Pakistan’s Religious Schools is Endemic. Police say the problem of sexual abuse of children by clerics is pervasive, and the scores of police reports they have received are just the tip of the iceberg. Read more here.
Statement on Protecting Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Released by 59 Countries. The statement encourages multilateral efforts to ensure full and unimpeded access to all sexual and reproductive health services for women and girls. Read more here.
Report Finds Netflix Pushes Explicit Content to Minors. A report done by Parents Television Council analyzed 255 Netflix titles categorized by the streamer as appropriate for teens. Half of those titles were rated either TV-MA or R, and even those rated TV-14 contained harsh profanities among other content concerns. Read more here.
Activist Wages War on Big Porn. Activist Laila Mickelwait says there is hard evidence that the website Pornhub profits from massive amounts of harm against the most vulnerable in society. Read more here.
First Adopted Baby Chosen as 2020 Gerber Baby. Magnolia Earl’s mother credits the birth parents as the heroes for choosing life. Read more here.
Sudan Outlaws Female Genital Mutilation. Anyone who performs the procedure can now receive up to three years in prison. Read more here.
Delhi Schoolboys Create Group to Share Lewd Photos, Chats on Classmates. Leaked screenshots from an Instagram group allegedly run by teenage boys have gone viral on Indian social media due to their graphic sexualization of underage women. Read more here.
Schools, Law Enforcement Worry Online Learning Could Open a Backdoor to Abuse. The Federal Bureau of Investigation recently released a memo warning parents and others that school closures due to the coronavirus pandemic can present potential for increased risk of child exploitation. Read more here.
How Porn Industry Uses Disney Characters, Innocent-Looking Pop-Up Adds to Get Your Kids. Millions of children have been exposed to porn without their parents’ desire or consent, and many parents are ignorant of the fact that their children have already been exposed to this material. Read more here.
UK Judge Orders Disabled Woman Be Fitted With Contraceptive Device Against Her Will. A judge in England has ruled that a woman reported to have learning disabilities will be fitted with a contraceptive device against her will. Read more here.
Controversy Over $500M Loan That Allows Tanzania to Take Pregnant Girls Out of Their Classroom. Tanzania has pledged to improve access to education for pregnant girls after receiving a controversial $500 million World Bank loan but has stopped short of readmitting them to mainstream classrooms. Read more here.
Children’s Charities Urge EU to Include Sexual and Reproductive Health in COVID-19 Response. As European development ministers met this week to hammer out a $17 billion COVID-19 aid package, primarily for Africa, six of the world’s top children’s charities sent a letter urging that sexual and reproductive health and rights for children be “prioritized” as “life-saving.” Read more here.
Utah’s Warning Label for Pornography Applauded as a Way to Protect Children. The “Warning Labels” law states that pornography in the state must include a label that reads, “Exposing minors to obscene material may damage or negatively impact minors.” If the porn is a video or film, it must display the warning for at least five seconds. Read more here.
‘Zoombombing’ Comes for Houses of Worship. The mass transition of houses of worship to Zoom and other online video conferencing platforms has meant that religious services are more accessible than ever before. Unfortunately for digital congregants, that means they are also more accessible to online trolls who have plenty of free time to disrupt their services with obscene or hateful interruptions. Read more here.
How to Change Your Zoom Settings to Avoid Trolls Sharing Porn. Zoom has recently seen a sharp uptick in usage as more workers shift to remote work as the coronavirus continues to spread. If you’re among the millions of users on Zoom’s platform, you don’t have to be too worried about being “ZoomBombed”: there’s a way to turn off the screen-sharing setting and other potentially hazardous options. Read more here.
Teen Vogue Tells Quarantined Young Girls to Have ‘Fun’ Sexting. Amid our current quarantine, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation is accusing teenybopper titan Teen Vogue — as well as phone app Snapchat — of encouraging “child pornography.” Read more here.
UK Groups Push for ‘Emergency Contraception’ Expansion Amid Coronavirus Outbreak. While the U.K. government has quickly backed away from rules allowing women to complete a medical abortion at home during the coronavirus pandemic, some groups are lobbying to expand legal access to emergency contraception, which can have abortion-causing effects. Read more here.
Poll: How Many Women Worldwide are Single Moms? The Gallup poll found that about 13 percent of women aged 18 to 60 worldwide are unmarried and have children younger than 15 in their household. However, this figure is sharply higher in a few regions, especially sub-Saharan Africa at 32 percent and Latin America at 24 percent. Read more here.
National Center on Sexual Exploitation Releases 2020 Dirty Dozen List. The list is a compilation of companies that profit from or facilitate sexual exploitation in the U.S. whether it be through pornography, prostitution, sexual objectification, sexual violence and/or sex trafficking. Read more here.
Israel High Court Rules on Access to Surrogacy for Same-Sex Couples. The High Court of Justice ruled that existing “discriminatory” laws must be fixed within 12 months. Currently, adoption by same-sex couples is allowed. Read more here.
Legal Battle in Spain Over ‘Parental Veto’ On Education. Spain’s Ministry of Education is taking legal action against the Vox party’s “parental veto on education in Murcia. The “parental veto” allows parents to prevent their children from attending classes (including sex ed) when the content goes against their “convictions.” Read more here.
U.S. Supreme Court to Decide if Religious Adoption Agencies Can Be Forced to Give Kids to Same-Sex Couples. The Supreme Court has agreed to take a case that will clarify the role of faith-based agencies in the foster and adoption system. Read more here.
Study Finds High Lifetime Number of Sexual Partners Linked to Increased Cancer Risk. The study published in BMJ Sexual and Reproductive Health found that people who have had 10 or more sexual partners during their lifetime may have increased odds of being diagnosed with cancer. Read more here.
U.S. Government Foots $700,000 Bill to Blanket Poor African Country With Condoms. The U.S. government has thrown its financial support behind the “National Condom Strategy” of Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) in Africa with a $700,000 grant. Read more here.
UK Father Willing to go to Jail to Protect Son from LGBT Instruction in School. Jabar Hussain withdrew his 9-year-old son from school to prevent him from being exposed to a curriculum that promotes LGBT ideology. Read more here.
Washington Legislators Push Mandatory LGBTQ-Focused Sex Ed for Kindergartners. House Bill 2184 would mandate “comprehensive sexual health education” by the year 2022. Many parents are opposed to the sexually graphic nature of the material. Read more here.
Parents in Wales Lose Right to Withdraw Children From Sex Ed Classes. A national parents’ advocacy group has condemned the Welsh government’s decision to make Relationships and Sexuality Education a compulsory school subject in all schools in Wales. Many opposed to the move are calling it a “fundamental breach of parental rights.” Read more here.
Parents Challenge ‘Radical’ LGBT Curriculum in New Jersey Schools. Parents are angry about a New Jersey law that requires LGBT material to be incorporated into public school classroom instruction. According to the concerned parents, the new law will “teach lifestyles and life choices that stand 100 percent against our family values.” Read more here.
Hungary to Offer Free Government IVF to Reverse Declining Population. The country has nationalized six IVF clinics and plans to offer citizens completely free fertility treatment with the goal of raising the current birth rate from 1.48 children per woman to 2.1 by 2030. Read more here.
California School has ‘Condom Race’ Where 10-Year-Old Girls Learn How to Put on Condoms. In front of male classmates, the 10- and 11-year-old girls were required to be the first to put a condom on a model of an erect adult penis. Read more here.
Parents Stand Up to Indoctrination, Get Catholic School Board to Postpone Visit by ‘2SLGBTQ+’ Group. A parental rights advocacy group is claiming victory after an Ontario Catholic school board postponed a visit by a blatantly pro-homosexual activist group to one of its elementary schools. Read more here.
Study Finds U.S. Has World’s Highest Rate of Children Living in Single-Parent Households. A new Pew Research Center study of 130 countries and territories shows that almost a quarter of U.S. children under the age of 18 live with one parent and no other adults, more than three times the share of children around the world who do so. Read more here.
World’s Top Sex Ed Promoter Promises Radical Social Change. The Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S. (SIECUS) has a long history of promoting controversial curricula for children and has rebranded itself, declaring its mission to promote radical social change through sex education. Read more here.
Hungary Plans Close Cooperation on Family Protection Issues With Washington, Warsaw and Brazil. The Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council Joe Grogan, American policymakers, the leaders of conservative political and religious organizations, and experts from Brazil and Spain took part in the discussion in the Capitol Building. Read more here.
British Lesbian Couple Carried Baby in Both of Their Wombs in First-Of-Its-Kind Pregnancy. The procedure involves harvesting an egg from one woman, which is fertilized by donor sperm, and the other woman carrying the fetus in her womb. The process means that one woman is the biological mother and the other is the gestational mother. Read more here.
UK Schools Directed to Massively Incorporate Gay, Trans Themes for Kids As Young As 5. A major LGBT lobbying group has produced sweeping guidelines for British schools designed to indoctrinate children beginning at age 5 in every primary school subject area and in every grade level by embedding gay, lesbian and transgender themes and examples. Read more here.
European Union Opposes Polish Bill to Protect Children From Sex Abuse. Over 400 members of the European Parliament have voted to pass a resolution criticizing a Polish bill called “Stop Pedophilia” that seeks to protect minors from sexual abuse by adults. Read more here.
New CDC Report Says 3 STDs have Skyrocketed in the U.S. The Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis rates have increased dramatically. Read more here.
Study Finds Anal Cancer Rates and Deaths Are Climbing in the U.S. The study was published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Over 90 percent of cases of anal cancer are caused by the human papillomavirus, known as HPV, which is sexually transmitted. Read more here.
Two Million Marie Stopes Condoms Recalled for Being Defective. Marie Stopes, an international abortion provider, has been directed to recall the condoms from the Ugandan market following user complaints. Read more here.
Disturbing Sex-Ed Videos Show Young Kids Instructed on Masturbation, Transgenderism. Shaftesbury Kids, a division of the Canadian production company Shaftesbury Films, has produced a series of sex education videos for children titled “Sex-Ed School” that have outraged parents. The videos show classrooms of young children discussing such issues as transgenderism and masturbation with instructors. Read more here.
Paypal Cuts Ties With Major Pornography Site. The online payment system PayPal has cut ties with Pornhub, one of the world’s biggest purveyors of online pornography. Read more here.
Holy See, African Bishops, and Kenyan NGOs Object to UNFPA’s SRHR Summit in Nairobi. The conference marks the 25th anniversary of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), and objections have been raised about the event over its promotion of abortion and other “sexual and reproductive rights” issues. Read more here.
Scientists Discover First New HIV Strain in Nearly Two Decades. According to the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, the strain is a part the same family of virus subtypes to blame for the global HIV pandemic. Read more here.
Texas School District Approves “Aggressive” Sex Ed Curriculum for Grades 3 Through 8 Amid Protests. The Austin Independent School District unanimously approved revisions to the curriculum that has divided parents of students in the district. Those opposed to the curriculum raised concerns that it gives children too much information at a young age, that it normalizes sexual behavior in children, and that it teaches information about gender identity and expression that runs counter to the beliefs and values of some in the community. Read more here.
Parents in UK Call for Right to Withdraw Their Children from LGBT Teaching. Politicians voted to make the pro-LGBT Relationships Education compulsory from September 2020, with no right for parents to withdraw their child. Read more here.
Study Finds Chlamydia a Source of Unexplained Male Infertility. The study published in the journal Human Reproduction found that chlamydia was in the testicular tissue of infertile men whose infertility had no identified cause. Chlamydia has long been associated with women’s infertility but has not been as widely studied in men. Read more here.
U.S. Attorney General Bemoans “Moral Upheaval” that has Brought “Suffering and Misery.” Attorney General William Barr in a speech at the University of Notre Dame Law School said the deterioration of religion in the country is an “organized destruction” by secularists in an “unremitting assault on religion and traditional values.” Read more here.
Polish Lawmakers Vote for Bill Criminalizing “Promoting Underage Sex.” Opponents claim the bill aims to ban sex education. Polish schools do not offer formal sex education but instead teach students how to “prepare for family life.” Read more here.
Rise in UK Same-Sex Couples Adopting as Charity Claims They Are More Willing to Care For ‘Harder to Place’ Children. According to the latest family court statistics, adoption orders by same-sex couples represented 12 percent of all adoptions in England and Wales in 2018/19. This is compared to just seven percent five years ago. Read more here.
Parents Angry Over Scottish Sex Education Lessons. Parents in Scotland have challenged Education Secretary John Swinney over sex education materials that “promote pornography” in the school curriculum. Read more here.
Most Teachers Quite Disturbed About Their Unions’ Push for Sexualization and Indoctrination of School Children. A 28-year veteran California teacher explained that most teachers are disturbed by the decades-long push to indoctrinate and oversexualize school children by teachers’ unions dedicated to far-left cultural and political causes and not the well-being of kids. Read more here.
UK Government Issues Advice on Handling School Protests Over LGBT Programs. The 21-page document was issued after continued protests outside schools over what many parents consider to be LGBT indoctrination of their children by the schools. Read more here.
Three STDs Reach All-Time Highs in the U.S., New CDC Report Says. For the fifth consecutive year, combined cases of gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis have risen in the United States, according to a Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more here.
Family Advocates Condemn Revised Alberta Schools Law for Failing to Protect Kids, Parental Rights. At issue is Bill 8, the Amended Education Act that repealed legislation that forbade schools from telling parents their child had joined a “gay/straight alliance” or GSA. But even though the bill was repealed, schools still have the power to decide if parents are notified. Read more here.
Teen Given Birth Control Implant at School Without Parents’ Permission. The teen was experiencing headaches and localized pain in her arm, and after a visit to a pediatrician, the mother was informed that the three-year contraceptive had been implanted incorrectly by a nurse at a school-based health center. Read more here.
Parents in Ghana Oppose Teaching Sex Education to Four-Year-Old Kids. Parents are pushing back against the introduction of a UN-supported comprehensive sexuality education program for children beginning at age four. Read more here.
Named Person Scheme Scrapped by Scottish Government. The Scottish government has dropped its controversial plan to appoint a named person to safeguard the welfare of every child in the country. Education Secretary John Swinney confirmed that he will withdraw the named person legislation. Read more here.
Study Finds Teens Who Hold Off on Dating Have Better Social Skills, Less Depressed. The study published in the Journal of School Health found that teens who had not dated during middle or high school displayed good social skills, low levels of depression, and generally fared equal to or better than their classmates who were dating. Read more here.
Critics Slam Ontario’s New Sex Ed for Promoting Homosexuality, Gender Theory, Masturbation. The new program has been denounced by pro-family groups that say it will harm children by sexualizing them at young ages and teaching radical gender ideology. Read more here.
States Allowing Children to Receive Controversial HPV Vaccine Against Parents’ Wishes. Despite the controversy surrounding the human papillomavirus vaccine, the New York state Department of Health changed regulations to allow all teens in New York to get the HPV vaccine without parental consent. Other states also allow the practice. Read more here.
Cohabiting and Same-Sex Couples Fastest-Growing Family Type in UK. According to data from the Office For National Statistics, the number of cohabiting couple families is growing faster than married couple families, up 25.8 percent over the decade. The number of same-sex couple families has grown by more than 50 percent since 2015, and the number of same-sex married couple families had risen more than fourfold. Read more here.
Hungary Offers Couples $35,000 For Having A Third Child. Hungary is experiencing a population implosion due to low childbearing rates. If it continues, there will not be enough workers to support its aging population. Read more here.
UN Women to Replace “Women” with “Gender.” The UN agency for women announced last week it is no longer focused on women’s rights but rather “equality of all genders,” including lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender, questioning or queer, intersex, pan sexual, gender non-conforming, nonbinary, and “the full range of gender diversities that exist.” Read more here.
Elementary School Students in Canada Mistakenly Given Graphic Sex-Ed Booklet. A “safer sex guide” published by the Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange was mistakenly distributed to students following a sex-ed class. The booklet includes sections on various sex acts, and allegedly uses graphic slang language for the sexual activities. The school district is issuing an apology to parents and providing counselling resources to students. Read more here.
California Implements Extreme New Sex Ed Curriculum. Teachers must “affirmatively recognize different sexual orientations and be inclusive of same-sex relationships in discussions,” and “teach about gender, gender expression, gender identity, and the harm of negative gender stereotypes.” Read more here.
Psychologists Form New Task Force to Normalize Polyamory. The American Psychological Association is forming a task force made up of psychologists based at California universities to study “awareness and inclusivity about consensual non-monogamy and diverse expressions of intimate relationships.” Read more here.
UN Women Calls Families “Dark” Place for Women. A report from the UN agency considers divorce, cohabitation, same-sex marriage, out-of-wedlock birth and adolescent sex “a positive reflection of women’s empowerment,” and family life “an ambivalent space for women and girls.” Read more here.
Study Finds Poor Family Relationships in Adolescence Can Have Severe Negative Health Consequences. The study used data from the Stockholm Birth Cohort study and was published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. It found that poor family relationships in adolescence had an independent and long-lasting negative effect in terms of an increased risk of premature death, a range of adverse childhood experiences, and with adult somatic and mental health outcomes. Read more here.
U.S. Fertility Hits Lowest Rate Ever. According to data released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there has been a further two-percent drop from 1.7655 children per woman in 2017 to 1.728 children per women in 2018, well below the normal replacement rate of 2.1 children per woman over the course of her life. Read more here.
Pinterest Labels Live Action’s Content As “Porn” then Permanently Suspends Account. Pinterest claimed the pro-life organization’s content was “harmful” and violated its policy on “misinformation.” Pinterest allows Planned Parenthood to promote their message. Read more here.
UN Budget Shortfalls Affecting the Work of the Human Rights Treaty Bodies. The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights announced that of the committees that oversee compliance of the legally binding treaties adopted by the UN General Assembly, six may have their 2019 sessions cancelled for financial reasons. Read more here.
World Health Organization Says One Million STDs Diagnosed Every Day. According to new data released by the World Health Organization, more than one million new cases of four sexually transmitted infections are contracted every day. The four infections are chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis and syphilis, and on average, one in every 25 people globally has at least one of these STDs. Read more here.
Single Parent Adoptions in UK Reach Record High. The number of single parents adopting children hit its highest ever figure in 2018 at 962 a rise from 904 in 2017. It is believed that a combination of “greater societal acceptance of single-parent households” as well as celebrity single-parents who have adopted children are factors that have contributed to the rise. Read more here.
Study Finds 25 Percent of Girls Who Receive HPV Vaccine End Up Sterilized. The study of eight million women was published in the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. The study adds that many vaccine recipients have reported “primary ovarian failure” – girls in their teens and young women in their 20s are suffering late-stage menopause, triggered by the vaccine. Read more here.
Trump Administration to Reportedly Allow Federally Funded Adoption Agencies to Reject Same-Sex Couples. This would be a reversal of the previous administration’s policy of blocking federal funding for religious adoption organizations that refuse to serve same-sex couples. Read more here.
U.S. Birthrate Continues to Decline. For the fourth straight year, the number of births in the U.S. has fallen. Last year there were 3,788,235 births across the USA, the lowest number since 1986. The total fertility rate in was the lowest on record. Read more here.
Ireland Allows Same-Sex Couples to be Listed on Child’s Birth Certificate. President Michael Higgins signed the Civil Registration Bill 2019 into law, which will allow same-sex parents to have the option of either the terms ‘mother’ and ‘father’ on the birth certificate or to replace them with the term ‘parent’ . Read more here.
UK MP Says Birmingham LGBT Lessons “Not Age Appropriate.” The MP said he did not feel four or five-year-olds “could comfortably handle” discussions about sexuality. Parents have been protesting the graphic sex ed program in the schools. Read more here.
Sacramento Parents and Students Join Statewide Rallies Against New Sex Education Approach. More than 100 parents, students and community members marched outside the Sacramento County Office of Education, protesting California’s controversial new framework for sex education adopted earlier this month. Similar rallies are planned throughout the state. Read more here.
California Approves Controversial Sex Ed Guidelines Despite Parents’ Protest. The 700-page guidelines encourage classroom discussions about gender identity and LGBT relationships. Read more here.
Psychologist Says California Public Schools’ Sex-Ed Changes are “Horrific.” The state Department of Education approved the new guidelines for sexual education, including encouraging teachers to speak to kindergartners about gender identity and discussing explicit sexual acts with middle and high schoolers. Dr. Michael Kuiper, a clinical psychologist with 25 years of experience, spoke against the new curriculum, saying it will be very confusing to children. Read more here.
Arizona Resolution Declares Pornography a Public Health Crisis. Arizona joins at least 15 other states that have passed similar resolutions. The resolution called for efforts to prevent children from exposure to online pornography. Read more here.
Twitter Drops Southern Poverty Law Center. Twitter has distanced itself from the far-left SPLC, an organization that has designated numerous pro-life/pro-family organizations, including Family Watch International, as hate groups. Read more here.
Comprehensive Sex Ed Bill Stopped in Washington. The Planned Parenthood-backed bill would have provided graphic sexuality education for children starting in Kindergarten. Read more here.
Colorado Bill Would Ban Teaching Abstinence-Only Sex Ed in Public Schools. The bill, backed by Planned Parenthood would require “the relational or sexual experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender individuals” to be taught among other controversial things. Read more here.
Poll Finds People Who Attend Church Are Happier Than Those Who Don’t. A Pew Research Center report found that those who identify with a religious group and regularly attend worship services tend to be happier and more civically engaged than those who do not. Read more here.
Prime Minister of Norway Urges Citizens to Have More Children. Prime Minister Erna Solberg expressed concern about the number of children being born and fewer taxpaying workers in the future. Norway’s birth rate is at the lowest point in 33 years. Read more here.