Mum fights back after daughter’s secret school abortion

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LifeSiteNews 28 May 2015 A mother petitioned the New Zealand government this week to pass legislation that would ensure parents are notified of their teenage daughter’s pregnancy, prior to any decisions or referrals for abortion. The petition, signed by Hillary Kieft and six other people, was presented to Whanganui MP, Hon. Chester Borrows. Parliament is […]

U.S. anti-legalization group urges more access to marijuana research

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Reuters 28 May 2015 A group opposed to pot legalization is unveiling proposals on Thursday for the U.S. government to ease restrictions on scientific research into marijuana’s potential as medicine, in a first step for an organization of its kind. The plan from Smart Approaches to Marijuana, which is co-founded by former U.S. Congressman Patrick […]

Scottish Parliament rejects attempt to legalise assisted suicide

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The Independent 28 May 2015 The Scottish Parliament rejected an attempt to legalise assisted suicide following a vote in Holyrood. A bill had proposed that those with terminal or life-shortening illnesses should be able to obtain help to end their suffering. But after an emotional debate, MSPs voted by 36 to 82 against the Assisted […]

No, it’s not a b&w issue. It’s a health & family issue!

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Parental notification not a black-and-white issue Stuff 27 May 2015 The law allowing a teenager to keep her  abortion private from her parents should stay in place, NZ Family Planning says. Stratford mother Hillary Kieft presented a petition calling for an amendment to the law, to Whanganui MP Chester Borrows on Monday, after her […]

SkyCity convention centre design ‘looks like a beached ship’

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NZ Herald 26 May 2015 The revamped design of the contentious SkyCity convention centre has divided critics, with one urban design expert saying it looks like “a ship beached up on Nelson St”. The latest design plans were released today by Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and SkyCity chief executive Nigel Morrison. The redesign came […]

SHAMEFUL: Family Planning plans to fight proposed abortion changes

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NewsTalk ZB 27 May 2015 Family Planning will fight a potential new abortion law. Whanganui MP Chester Borrows was handed a petition by Stratford mother Hillary Kieft, whose daughter had an abortion at 15 years old before she attempted suicide a year later. The then teenager had explained her boarding school arranged for a procedure […]

The touching photo that captured hearts

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NZ Herald 26 May 2015 A US Marine and his new wife captured hearts when their wedding photographer shared an image of the two of them praying together just moments before their wedding ceremony. The couple have revealed what was going through their minds during those emotional few minutes. US Marine Corps Corporal Caleb Earwood […]

Family presents Chester Borrows with abortion petition

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Stuff 26 May 2015 A mother whose teenage daughter attempted suicide after a secret abortion is asking the Government to change the law so underage girls won’t undergo terminations without their parents’ knowledge. Hillary Kieft, of Stratford, Taranaki, presented a petition calling for an amendment to the law to Whanganui MP Chester Borrows on […]

An inconvenient truth about the Irish marriage referendum

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The Irish Times 25 May 2015 Seven hundred and thirty-four thousand, three hundred people did not vote No to love and equality. They are just as generous and inclusive as their neighbours who voted Yes, and just as fond of their gay relatives. In fact, some of them are gay themselves. That does not fit […]

Mindfulness – Treatment can trigger mania, depression and psychosis


MailOnline 22 May 2015 Meditation and mindfulness is promoted by celebrities including Gwyneth Paltrow and Russell Brand, who boast of its power to help people put stress out of their minds and live for the moment. But the treatment can itself trigger mania, depression, hallucinations and psychosis, psychological studies in the UK and US have […]