The Cinderella Law: Emotional correctness gone mad (UK)

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The Independent 5 June 2014 Whatever the intention of the promoters of the new “Cinderella Law”, its main accomplishment will be to turn the emotional landscape of family life into a dangerous battlefield. The aim of this law is to change existing legislation on child neglect by expanding the meaning of criminal abuse to encompass […]

Kids online a challenge for parents

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NZ Herald 5 June 2014 Kiwi parents believe their children spend too much time online and more are using digital technology as a babysitter, a survey says. The report from online security company AVG Technologies also found 31 per cent of Kiwi parents said their child threw a tantrum when a device was taken off […]

Plea to govt post election: crack down on alcohol

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NZ Herald 5 June 2014  Church and health leaders are calling on all parties in the upcoming election to raise the price of alcohol and phase out alcohol advertising and sponsorship. A four-point “call for action on alcohol”, issued today, has been signed by the heads of general and specialist groups of doctors and nurses, […]

Internet Party leader wants cannabis decriminalised

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OneNews 4 June 2014 Internet Party leader Laila Harre wants cannabis to be decriminalised. Ms Harre says it’s her personal view and the Internet Party itself is yet to finalise its policy on the issue. However, she says the party has today put the issue up for discussion on a new online policy development platform […]

Relationship problems, not family rejection, leading cause of higher gay suicides

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LifeSiteNews 30 May 2014 While many assume that family rejection is the leading cause of depression among LBGTI individuals, a new study has found that in fact the problem appears to stem predominantly from the higher incidence of relationship problems among homosexuals. Dr. Delaney Skerrett led a team of researchers from the Australian Institute for […]

Smoking dope affects sleep, especially if you start early

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NZ Herald 4 June 2014 Smoking cannabis before the age of 15 could lead to insomnia later in life, a new study has found. Researchers in the US discovered any history of using the drug was associated with an increased risk of reporting difficulty getting enough sleep. Participants in the study reported struggling to fall […]

After 5 Months, Colorado Sees Downside of Legal High

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New York Times 31 May 2014 Five months after Colorado became the first state to allow recreational marijuana sales, the battle over legalization is still raging. Law enforcement officers in Colorado and neighboring states, emergency room doctors and legalization opponents increasingly are highlighting a series of recent problems as cautionary lessons for other states flirting […]

Colorado baker loses right to uphold Marriage

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CBS News 31 May 2014 The owner of a bakery in Lakewood said he will no longer sell wedding cakes after the Colorado Civil Rights Commission ruled he did discriminate against a gay couple when he refused to sell them a cake. Jack Phillips owns Masterpiece Cakeshop. In 2012, David Mullins and Charlie Craig went […]

Five euthanised every day in Belgium, new figures show

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The Christian Institute 30 May 2014 An average of five people are being euthanised every day in Belgium, according to new figures. The statistics, published in a French-speaking newspaper in Belgium, show that in 2013 cases of euthanasia increased by close to 27 per cent compared to the previous year. The newspaper, ‘Sudpresse’, said: “You […]

Voluntary euthanasia concern

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Stuff co.nz 30 May 2014 Decriminalising voluntary euthanasia could usher in an era of “therapeutic killing”, a new report warns. The Family First-commissioned report “Killing Me Softly – Should Euthanasia be legalised” by law professor Rex Ahdar from Otago University, warns of the potential for further elder abuse with voluntary euthanasia. Ahdar says while safeguards […]

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