The January 15 edition of The Economist reports that the UN population monitors and Eurostat,  the European Union’s statistical office, predict that there will be too few working-age Europeans to support the continent’s elderly population in the future. The full statistical report is due in March.

The cover story in the current issue of World Magazine is a heartwarming boost for pro-lifers,  describing the amazing pro-life successes of the small town of Lancaster Pennsylvania, which has fought off the opening of an abortuary in the town. 

The Coalition for Justice in Educational Funding announced the results of an Environics poll,  taken in December, which tested public opinion on the extension of educational funding to all religious denominations. The poll asked 1000 Ontarians whether, “[g]iven that Ontario is constitutionally obliged to continue funding Catholic schools, do you agree or disagree that Ontario tax dollars should be used to fund all religiously-based independent schools, as long as the schools meet provincial educational standards?” Fifty-four percent of the respondents agreed with the proposition and forty-three percent disagreed. 

Britain’s Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, the body that regulates fertility treatments, told the BBC that it is only a matter of time before a ban on the use of frozen eggs is lifted. 

World magazine reports that the success of Crisis Pregnancy Centers in the United States has resulted in a desperate smear campaign against them by abortion advocates. 

A measure to ban homosexual marriage is on the California ballot for March 7. Proposition 22 asks voters to approve or reject this statement: “Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.”