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.

September 21, 2020

Survey Shows Drop in Global Approval of Abortion. The survey involving 17,500 adults across 25 countries showed that 70 percent think abortion should be legal in some circumstances, down from 75 percent just four years ago. Read more here.


MP Calls for End to Sex-Selective Abortion in Canada. Introduced by Cathy Wagantall MP, the Sex Selective Abortion Act would prohibit medical professionals from performing abortions “knowing that the abortion is sought solely on the grounds of the child’s genetic sex.” Read more here.


Record Participation Anticipated for 40 Days for Life Despite Pandemic. The annual pro-life prayer vigil campaign 40 Days for Life will reportedly break a record for the most participating cities this year, despite pandemic-related shutdowns. Read more here.

DeVos Vows to Withhold Aid to Schools Over Transgender Athletes. The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has warned officials at three Connecticut school districts that it will not release desegregation grants as planned on October 1 unless the districts cut ties with the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference over its transgender policies. Read more here.

Planned Parenthood Raising Millions to Fight Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee. Planned Parenthood sent out a desperate fundraising email to supporters, urging them to “rise up” and use “the power of defiance” to stop President Donald Trump from appointing another conservative, pro-life justice to the U.S. Supreme Court after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Read more here.

U.S. Supreme Court Has Full Docket of Religious Liberty Cases During Nomination Fight. As the Trump Administration looks to fill the vacant seat on the Supreme Court, the coming judicial session features a slate packed with religious freedom cases. 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.

UK Teacher Fired for Speaking Out Against LGBTQ Curriculum Gets Her Day in Court. A school assistant and mother of two children in the United Kingdom, who was fired by her employer last year after sharing two Facebook posts opposing LGBTQ-inclusive sex education, will soon have her day in court. Read more here.

Unpregnant: Abortion Infomercial as Chick Flick, by Jonathon Van Maren. “As Bailey has already pointed out earlier in their journey, abortion is normal: One in four women have one. Everyone is in this together — minus the children in the womb, of course. The clinic worker tells Veronica how the ‘fetus’ will be suctioned out of her, and when she awakes in the recovery room, the camera pans out to show a room filled with women and girls — relieved, relaxed, and above all — unpregnant.” Read more here.


How Facebook Censors Science in Trans Debate, by Binary Australia. “The ’fact-checkers’ did not site what was factually wrong with the ad but slapped the fake-news label on it anyway. Feelings have overruled facts in this instance where politics is exalted over and above scientific facts.” Read more here.