Focus on the Family Citizen® magazine

Caught on Tape

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Caught on Tape

Benjamin Hawkins

Explosive undercover videos capture Planned Parenthood apparently negotiating the sale of aborted infants’ body parts. As a result, half a dozen states have defunded the abortion seller so far. What will it take for the federal government to do the same?

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Demanding an Account

Karla Dial

On Aug. 14, the U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee sent a letter to Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards, calling for a detailed accounting of the organization’s financial dealings and surgical procedures over the last five years—and gave her only two weeks to get the information together.

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Servant Leader

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Servant Leader

Matt Kaufman

Tom Minnery stayed steadfast, humble and faithful through decades of pro-family work. And though he’s retiring, he’s not done yet.

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Of Football, Faith and Film

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Of Football, Faith and Film

Eric Velazquez

Could America’s still-simmering racial tension be extinguished by faith? The directors of a new film, Woodlawn, are praying it will.

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A mom looking at her son

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Reversal of Fortunes

Crystal Kupper

Since the FDA approved RU-486 in 2000, chemical abortions have increased nationwide. Yet one team of medical providers is fighting that trend with a reversal process for women who change their minds—and babies are the big winners.

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Is Biblical Christianity on the Decline?

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Is Biblical Christianity on the Decline?

Glenn Stanton

The Pew Research Center asked that question recently—and its report offers some surprisingly good news.

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Dr. Allan Sawyer with a patient.

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Arizona Action

Crystal Kupper

When Dr. Allan Sawyer stood before an Arizona legislative committee, he didn't care that he was the only medical professional testifying in favor of Senate Bill 1318. He did care, however, about Tara*, the pregnant woman who had come to him just one month earlier, frantic to reverse her RU-486 abortion.

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Getting the IRS Out of the Pulpit

Matt Kaufman

The Alliance Defending Freedom has a plan to recapture the liberties pastors enjoyed throughout most of our nation’s history.

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The Next IRS Target?

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The Next IRS Target?

Matt Kaufman

First it was conservative groups; now it may be churches. But religious-liberty defenders are ready to fight back.

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From the Editor of Citizen magazine

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Perspective

Karla Dial

In the movie, Tomorrowland, a burned-out and bitter Frank looks at Casey and asks Athena, "Why now? Why her?" And Athena answers, "Because she hasn't given up."

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Everybody’s Business

Crystal Kupper

Child abuse prevention isn't just for social services.

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An Ounce of Prevention

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An Ounce of Prevention

Crystal Kupper

Childhood sexual abuse is often silent and hidden. But one victim is changing the culture of youth-serving organizations in response to a heavenly call.

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Where There's Smoke ...

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Where There’s Smoke …

Rod Thomson

Coloradans are beginning to see the negative impact of legalizing recreational marijuana as crime and addiction soar—and it's shocking some people into action.

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Years in the Making

Rod Thomson

The road to legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in Colorado is marked by three distinct eras: The early effort to legalize medical marijuana (2000-2008), the medical marijuana commercialization era (2009-present) and the recreational marijuana era (2014-present).

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Canceled

Matt Kaufman

In Oregon, a sex-ed conference that exposed kids to explicit content has been called off—thanks to some watchful parents and an investigative reporter.

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Julaine Appling's KGB Connection

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Julaine Appling's KGB Connection

Matt Kaufman

Mention the initials "KGB" to a Green Bay Packers fan and they'll immediately know who you mean: Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, the defensive standout who set the Packers' team record of 74.5 career sacks over nine seasons before retiring in 2008. But his gridiron achievements are just part of his story—and not the most interesting part.

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A group of men watching a piece of legislation being signed.

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Battles in the Badger State

Matt Kaufman

Protecting workers' rights of conscience is just the latest campaign for Focus on the Family's public-policy partner in Wisconsin.

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A bride and groom with a preacher, surrounded by legal text about marriage.

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What’s Coming Down the Aisle?

Karla Dial

The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to make an historic decision regarding same-sex marriage and states’ rights. The words the justices pen could potentially bind up some of our fundamental freedoms.

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Walt Tutka

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Fired Up Over the Bible

Crystal Kupper

When students ask teachers about religion, can public schools fire their employees for answering truthfully and gifting a personal Bible? One man found out the hard way—but when he fought back, he won.

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From the Editor of Citizen magazine

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The Walking Dead

Karla Dial

"Every man dies. But not every man truly lives."
—Mel Gibson as William Wallace, Braveheart (1995)

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Bazzel Baz

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The Rescuers

Karla Dial

If you have a problem, and if no one else can help … maybe you can hire the ARC team.

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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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