The entire country, myself included, is under the spell of Game of Thrones and as a Child’s Rights Activist it is perfectly obvious to me why that is so. Family is at the heart of this epic story, whether it’s the meta-narrative or the bit players, and I believe that...read more
(Originally published at The Federalist) I read Chad Felix Greene’s recent Federalist article with interest because it addressed the institution of marriage and gay people, both of which are very close to my heart. I wouldn’t be the woman I am today without the...read more
This video was produced for "Surrogacy: A Fresh Look at Women’s Bodily Autonomy and the Rights of Children," an event sponsored by Center for Family and Human Rights (C-Fam) and Civil Society for the Family. The transcript below includes links to the stories and...read more
Re: S.2071 Child - Parent Security Act Dear Member of Assembly, My name is Katy Faust. I am founder and director of the children’s rights organization Them Before Us. We represent the party most impacted by S.2071 - the children. The ill-named "Child-Parent Security...read more
(Originally published at LifeSiteNews) Between its extreme abortion bill and the governor’s racist photos, the state of Virginia has been headlining the news. But in the midst of the media frenzy, proposed changes to its parenthood laws were approved in the...read more
The marriage battle wasn’t the beginning and it won’t be the end of the threat to children’s rights. We must recognize that departures from the married mother/father family are symptoms of a root issue: the flagrant disregard of the rights of children. Therefore, an effective and just rebuttal to the many cultural trends that threaten the well-being of children must be child-centric.read more
The abortion debate has taught us that children have rights that need to be respected and protected even if they are unwanted. The surrogacy debate tell us that children have rights that need to be respected and protected even if they are greatly wanted.read more
Rapid changes in reproductive technologies combined with the redefinition of marriage have resulted in more and more children intentionally denied a relationship with one or both of their biological parents. Meanwhile, the media claims that “all kids need is love.” A...read more
On Friday, TV host Andy Cohen announced that he was going to be a dad. “Tonight, I want you to be the first to know that after many years of careful deliberation, a fair amount of prayers and the benefit of science — if all goes according to plan in about six weeks...read more
Originally posted at The Federalist A new short documentary, “#BigFertility: It’s All About the Money,” exposes the seedy underbelly of an industry that produces custom-order babies by exploiting vulnerable women. The 45-minute film from the Center for Bioethics and...read more
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