Focus on the Family Citizen® magazine

Jason & Kara Tippetts

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Different Pathways

Paula K. Parker

When Brittany Maynard committed suicide last November to avoid the prolonged pain of terminal brain cancer, leftist activists began using her story to push bills legalizing physician-assisted suicide. Meanwhile, other terminal cancer patients-like Kara Tippetts of Colorado-say a "dignified death" means living every moment of God-ordained life.

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Insured for Life

Benjamin Hawkins

A Connecticut family leads the way in standing for pro-life health coverage.

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States Take Action on Abortion

Citizen Magazine Staff

Amid lingering questions about the public funding of abortion and the abortion surcharge attached to many health plans on state and federal exchanges, several states have taken action to prevent or restrict abortion coverage.

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Squelching the Slave Trade

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Squelching the Slave Trade

Matt Kaufman

In South Dakota, a pro-family group is helping to lead the effort against human trafficking.

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Open Letter to Brittany Maynard

Maggie Karner

Brittany Maynard’s viral video drew huge responses from people urging her to choose life—including some from other women with her disease. One came from Maggie Karner, director of life and health services for the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, who posted a YouTube video directed at Maynard on Oct. 29.

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Bringing New Things to Life

The 2014 elections brought a big crop of new legislators—and opportunities for pro-lifers—to Congress.

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The Drop Box

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Box Office Babies

Karla Dial

Brian Ivie just wanted to make award-winning films that would make him world-famous.  But, God had bigger plans—and you can help make them realities.

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A pair of masks.

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Transgenderism: Blurring The Lines

An archive of Citizen magazine articles dealing with transgenderism.

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A large group of young adults.

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Mentoring Millennials About the Past—And the Future

Ashley Shaw

What’s it like to be a member of the group most decimated by abortion in history?

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A sidewalk with several pro-life messages written on it.

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Reaching the End of Lebanon Road: The Pioneer of Partial-Birth Abortion Forced to Close Down Shop

Paula K. Parker

With the drop of a gavel, an Ohio court brought the leading practioner of partial-birth abortion one step closer to going out of business.

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A woman getting an ultrasound, with her husband beside her.

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A New Lease on Life

Paula K. Parker

In 1989, Vivian and Steve Koob didn't have a grand vision. They just knew there was an abortion facility in their Dayton neighborhood.

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A group of pro-life demonstrators in front of the Denver State Capitol building.

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Mass Resistance: Pro-Life Supporters Stop Radical Abortion Bill

Matt Kaufman

On short notice, more than a thousand pro-lifers flocked to the Colorado Capitol to block what might have been the nation’s most radical abortion bill.

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The Choice

Crystal Kupper

Increasing numbers of colleges are demanding that Christian ministries allow non-Christians to seek leadership positions or forego official recognition. The groups’ response? Better to please God than man.

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Roots of Revival

Matt Kaufman

An Iowa pro-family group is helping spark a growing spiritual movement.

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Turning the Tide

Rod Thomson

Three state ballot initiatives may be harbingers of shifting attitudes towards gambling, abortion and gender-identity laws.

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Surrogacy: Redefining the Family - and The Future

Daniel L. Weiss

This article, which ran in the October 2014 issue of Citizen magazine, took fifth place in the Reporting category of the annual Evangelical Press Association contest.

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Tough-Love Training for Contenders

Karla Dial

This column, which ran in the May 2014 issue of Citizen magazine, took second place in the Editorial category of the annual Evangelical Press Association contest.

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Reps. James Lankford & Tim Scott

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Two of a Kind

Catherine O. Snow

It's no secret that nearly 100 new conservatives were swept into Congress during the 2010 elections. But what most people don't know is that several of them have more in common than just the "R" beside their names. They are outspoken about their faith.

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Education

An archive of Citizen Magazine articles dealing with education issues.

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Religious Freedom

An archive of Citizen Magazine articles dealing with religious freedom issues.

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Life Issues

An archive of Citizen Magazine articles dealing with life issues.

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Marijuana

A collection of Citizen Magazine articles dealing with marijuana issues.

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Dead Air

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Breaking the Silence

Benjamin Hawkins

Despite silence from the media, pro-life advocates press forward in their efforts to defund Planned Parenthood—spurred on by more shocking videos about the abortion giant’s sale of fetal organs, as well as reports of abuse and potential fraud. 

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