Eagle Forum Legislative Alerts

Friday, October 24, 2014

UN Meddling in the Family

Although several items on the anti-family agenda have succeeded during the past several decades, many others have been thwarted. The grassroots rose up and rejected the Equal Rights Amendment. Americans increasingly identify themselves as pro-life rather than pro-abortion. So the feminists, big-government liberals, and their friends are trying to get the United Nations to advance feminist goals. I discuss three UN treaties that pose grave danger to the family in my new book, Who Killed the American Family?

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Condoms in Middle School?

Last summer, a school district in Oregon announced that it would provide condoms to middle schoolers as young as age 11. The superintendent said this was necessary because, every few years, a middle school student either became pregnant or fathered a child. In New York last year, high school students were offered a full variety of condoms, with special features in “assorted flavors.” That sort of thing seems to go far beyond so-called “safe sex” – it promotes mores sexual experimentation. Several years ago, the New York City public schools gave out 800,000 condoms. That’s more than three condoms for each high school student. Their school-based clinics also gave out 12,000 morning-after pills and inserted an unspecified number of IUDs, all without asking parents’ permission.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Pre-K Is the Wrong Solution

State legislatures all over the country are now getting a lot of pressure to adopt so-called pre-K, or pre-Kindergarten programs. The alleged purpose is to close the gap between kids from high-income and low-income households, but there is no evidence that pre-K can accomplish that. The liberals like to say that pre-K “investments” (that’s the left’s synonym for taxes) save money later on in education. But every study shows that Head Start and all the early interventions don’t achieve what they promise. They “fade out” at least by the third grade. The Department of Health and Human Services made its own Head Start Impact Study that tracked 3- and 4-year-olds from their entrance into Head Start through the end of the third grade. The conclusion was that Head Start had little to no effect on the participating children.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Abortion Harms the Whole Family

In the world of feminism, abortion is sacred. The National Organization for Women has passed resolution after resolution claiming that abortion is a fundamental human right. That’s a bold claim if you look at the history of abortion laws in our country, as I do in my new book, Who Killed the American Family? Abortion was traditionally illegal in the United States. Only in the 1960s did a few states, one by one, start to change their laws. Even then, states moved slowly to make changes. The New York legislature passed an abortion-on-demand law but then revoked it two years later, although Governor Nelson Rockefeller vetoed the repeal. Voters in North Dakota and Michigan rejected pro-abortion laws in landslide referenda during the 1972 elections.

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Radicalism of Feminism

What comes to mind when you think of the word feminism? Is it equality between men and women? If you put it that way, feminism might sound like a good idea, but in my new book, Who Killed the American Family?, I show just how extreme the feminist goals really are.