ACL compiles a daily media monitoring service of stories of interest to the Christian constituency relating to children, family, drugs and alcohol, marriage, human rights, religious freedom etc. Visit the ACL’s website each day to see what’s of interest in the news. Please note that selection of the articles does not represent ACL endorsement of the content.



The indefatigable Steven Ertelt reports another outrage from the infanticide fanatics at Planned Parenthood. Apparently Planned Parenthood is advocating that families use the Thanksgiving holiday (and the upcoming Christmas break) as a day to push their ideas on abortion onto friends and family.

A city health department's "policy of inaction" cost a 41-year-old refugee her life after a botched abortion at a rogue medical clinic, the woman's family charged in a federal lawsuit.


“The media have always been in the tank for embryonic stem cell research, often breathlessly reporting hype and spin from company PR spokesmen as if it were hard news. This approach sprang largely from the media’s antipathy for the pro-life movement, the most prominent opponent of research requiring the destruction of human embryos. ...”

Children and Family

Shelter from the storm

The Sunday Age asked foster parent Claire* to keep a diary over the past year. What emerged was a powerful insight into the joys and heartbreaks of those who refuse to give up on our most vulnerable children

FEUDING mums and dads turning to the law over petty parenting disputes have been told to lift their game.

Parents who do not have their children fully immunised will be stripped of family tax benefits under a scheme announced by the Federal Government.

 Alcohol and Violence

The Benton City Council will meet to vote on an ordinance which could implement a city tax on alcohol. The Council is set to vote Monday on an ordinance that could implement it.

A new police flying squad has taken to Melbourne streets as part of a co-ordinated plan to reduce assaults and alcohol-related crimes.


Violence in Aboriginal societies needs to be tackled, even if it means that discussing the issue may add to negative stereotypes, an indigenous leader says.


Reprieve for pro-gay marriage pastor

A BAPTIST minister who faced the sack over his support for same-sex marriage has won a reprieve after a meeting that was to be held today to decide his future was cancelled. Lilydale Baptist Church has been in turmoil since senior pastor Matt Glover said on a gay website two months ago that he favoured same-sex marriage.

IF you are fed up with hearing about gay marriage, then join the club.

In a landmark case aimed at capping decades of legal hand-wringing, a B.C. court has upheld Canada’s anti-polygamy law as constitutional – condemning multiple marriage as a practice that encourages abuse of women, endangers children and creates an underclass of dangerously ostracized young men.

Grassroots lobby group GetUp! has today released a new promotional video for marriage equality that has left the Star Observer team a little misty eyed.


Re-elected Labor Party president Jenny McAllister says yes to gays, no to uranium

The Supreme Court in Hobart has heard the medication taken by former MP Terry Martin for Parkinson's Disease led to him straying from his usual sexual preferences.

Prostitution and Sex Trafficking

Chicago just hosted an infuriatingly insightful show and tell on sex trafficking, with a West Side pimp providing the sordid show and a prominent legal scholar providing the tell.

TWO Midland lawyers whose fight to expose a United Nations cover-up of the Bosnian sex trade was turned into a film want more action to be taken over the issue of sex trafficking.


Battle lines drawn over school cash

PUBLIC and private schools face the biggest funding overhaul in decades as the Gillard Government prepares to scrap the current system.Warning Australia risks a "two-tiered school system" that fails the nation's struggling students, Education Minister Peter Garrett has slammed the system as "all over the place".


Morocco Islamists win landmark election

MOROCCO'S moderate Islamists have won the most seats in a landmark parliamentary election, the latest religious party to achieve spectacular gains on the back of the Arab Spring.