Raised by Two Men: Here’s My Story

Samantha, a fellow advocate with Them Before Us, created a video to share with lawmakers in the Czech Republic debating the legality of same-sex marriage and same-sex parenting. She noted that while she was well loved by her two gay dads, she hungered for a mother....

Them Before Us statement on the Alabama Supreme Court’s ruling on the Personhood of Frozen Embryos.

We applaud the Alabama Supreme Court‘s pro-child decision which recognizes and protects life in all circumstances, inside or outside of the womb. This decision is an important step forward in holding the fertility industry accountable, including their processed which...

No, Surrogacy is not “Good for Women, Families, and Humanity”

Surrogacy has exploded into the public consciousness in the past few years, but Pope Francis' condemnation of the practice served as a global mic drop in January 2024. Supporters of, and opposition to, surrogacy are found throughout the political spectrum which often...
Win for Children’s Rights: Them Before Us Combated Bill in Minnesota Subsidizing Donor Conception

Win for Children’s Rights: Them Before Us Combated Bill in Minnesota Subsidizing Donor Conception

Them Before Us joined with allies in Minnesota to combat a bill that would have required insurance companies to subsidize the fertility industry and intentionally deny children a relationship with one or both of their biological parents. At the end of Minnesota’s legislative session the language was removed from the final version of the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill in conference committee.

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Putting Children at the Center of Family Policy

Putting Children at the Center of Family Policy

(Originally published in Public Discourse) The landscape around marriage and the family has drastically changed over the past sixty years. Culturally, adult sexual desire, choice, and identity have been elevated as the highest goods. Legally, no-fault divorce...

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How the GOP Can Become the Pro-Child Party

How the GOP Can Become the Pro-Child Party

(Originally published in Newsweek) Glenn Youngkin's 2021 upset win in the Virginia governor's race introduced a new voting bloc: parents. Since then, threats to parental rights have only increased, with blue states like California declaring themselves "sanctuary...

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Christians need to say no to surrogacy

Christians need to say no to surrogacy

(Originally published in World News Group) Recently, a picture of two men heading home from Canada to Europe with their surrogate-delivered child garnered a great deal of attention on Twitter. Some objected to the fact that the baby would have no mother, others by the...

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