Family Watch Newswire

The Family Watch Newswire is a service of Family Watch International that highlights important news items and useful analysis on the family and family-related issues from around the world.

July 19, 2019

Netflix Sees Historic Dip in Subscribers During Same Quarter Executive Denounces Georgia’s Pro-Life Bill. Netflix’s latest quarterly report shows the streaming service giant experienced its first quarterly loss of paid domestic subscribers in eight years. The dip coincided with Netflix’s decision to take a stance against Georgia’s pro-life “heartbeat bill.” Read more here.


Texas Governor Signs Bill Making It Illegal to Kill Babies Who Survive an Abortion. Gov. Greg Abbott signed a law requiring doctors to “preserve the life and health” of infants born alive after failed abortions. Read more here.


ACLU Sues Alaska Over Governor Defunding Pro-Abortion State Supreme Court. Gov. Mike Dunleavy used a line-item veto to cut $334,700 from the state judicial budget, the annual taxpayer price tag of elective abortions, after the court ruled that abortion funding couldn’t be cut. Read more here.

Study Finds LGBTQ Americans Could Be at Higher Risk for Dementia. Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco found that compared with non-LGBTQ people LGBTQ individuals were 29 percent more likely to report memory loss and confusion—two early signs of dementia. Read more here.

UK Biological Female Who Identifies as a Male Gives Birth, Fights to Be Called “Father” on Birth Certificate. The biological female is legally registered as a male but was told she can only be recognized as “mother” on the birth certificate. A lawsuit has been filed against the General Register in hopes of changing the law. Read more here.


Gendered Language Like “Manhole” Will Soon Be Banned From Berkeley, CA City Codes. A newly adopted city ordinance will require words that imply a gender preference be removed from the city’s codes and replaced with gender-neutral terms. Read more here.


Parents Could Be Harming Children by Allowing Them to “Change” Gender. Primary school-aged children are increasingly being encouraged to formally “change” their gender in defiance of the recommended “watchful waiting” approach. The majority of gender-confused children eventually come to accept their biological sex. Read more here.

David Daleiden Receives Surprising Victory From Pro–Planned Parenthood Judge. Judge William Orrick III rejected Planned Parenthood’s claim that Daleiden intended to incite violence against the abortion giant by posting undercover videos documenting Planned Parenthood’s sale of aborted baby body parts. 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.

In a Post-Roe World, Pro-Lifers Would Still Have a Lot of Work Left to Do by David French. “Put simply, the pro-life movement is one of the most successful cultural movements in American history. … We should all be able to agree that keeping the abortion-rate line on the Guttmacher graph moving downward is our fundamental, shared goal. The law can assist in that goal, but the law is not the principal means of achieving it.” Read more here.


Trump Judges Hit a Home Run in the Ninth by Family Research Council. “There’s a reason Planned Parenthood likes to challenge pro-life laws on the West Coast. They know the cases will eventually bubble up to the most liberal bench in the country—the Ninth Circuit. There’s just one problem. After almost three years of President Trump, their favorite appeals court isn’t exactly liberal anymore. And that’s throwing a major wrench into the abortion industry’s plans.” Read more here.


Polish Printer’s Conscience Deserves Protection by Alliance Defending Freedom. “Despite the fact that the Polish Constitution guarantees freedom of religion and freedom of conscience, the lower courts dismissed the printer’s religious convictions as a possible ”justified cause” for refusing to endorse an LGBT campaign.” Read more here.


For Planned Parenthood, No Doctors Need Apply by Rich Lowry. “Planned Parenthood always says abortion is only 3 percent of its services, an absurd factoid designed to mislead. Providing pregnancy tests and performing abortions are both Planned Parenthood services, although one is obviously much more consequential and central to its mission than the other.” Read more here.


Abortion ‘Blueprint’ Would Strip Fundamental Rights by Laura Echevarria. “In 114 pages, over 70 groups recently laid out a legislative agenda in their “Blueprint for Sexual and Reproductive Health, Rights and Justice” that is, in a few words, focused on one goal: abortion anywhere, anytime, for anyone — at any cost.” Read more here.


American Psychological Association Convenes Task Force on Consensual Non-Monogamy by The Alliance for Therapeutic Choice. “Psychologist and Alliance member Laura Haynes, Ph.D. … observ[ed], ‘I think most Americans will be very concerned to learn this radical sex activism has hijacked the American Psychological Association and all our mainstream mental health professional organizations. They are no longer trusted sources of accurate scientific information about sexuality or gender. Unfortunately, they are radical political organizations at this point.’” Read more here.


Are Transwomen Transforming the World of Sports? By Michael Cook. “Males invading female sports may regard themselves as abolitionists carrying a flag of freedom for transwomen. What they really are is colonialists staging a coup for their own benefit.” Read more here.