Family First slams free contraceptive idea

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Radio NZ News 1 July 2015 Otago University researchers want contraception to be freely available to teenagers before they become sexually active. The health lecturers said it should be up to the girls to opt out if they did not want the birth control. However, Family First’s national director Bob McCoskrie said free contraception was […]

Charities that can breathe a little easier today

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Current registered charities who also do political advocacy : Child Poverty Action Group CC25387 Amnesty International New Zealand Inc CC35331 Save Animals From Exploitation (S.A.F.E.)  CC40428 The Vegan Society of Aotearoa CC45333 ASH New Zealand Incorporated CC31354 NZ Drug Foundation CC27025 National Council of Women CC49050 Rainbow Wellington CC43245 Humanist Society of NZ CC36074 Human Rights […]

Parental Notification law reduces teen abortions in Minnesota

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National Right to Life News 24 June 2015  Teen abortions in Minnesota have declined dramatically since the state enacted a law requiring parental notification before minors undergo abortions. Tomorrow is the 25th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding Minnesota’s parental notification requirement. The law (MN Statute 144.343), strongly supported by Minnesota Citizens Concerned […]

Roberts Warns Churches Could Lose Tax-Exempt Status For Opposing Gay Marriage

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Daily Caller 26 June 2015 Churches could lose their tax-exempt status with the IRS if they refuse to recognize the Supreme Court’s ruling Friday legalizing gay marriage in all 50 states, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts warned in his dissenting opinion. He cited a comment made months ago by the U.S. government’s top lawyer […]

EU chastises Britain for having too many stay-at-home moms

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LifeSiteNews 29 June 2015 The Brussels-based European Council, made up of the heads of government of member states and which sets the EU’s policy agenda but has no legislative power, has chastised British moms for wanting to stay home to look after their children. The Council Recommendation report notes that “The percentage of [UK] women […]

Minimum alcohol pricing cuts serious crime, study reveals

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The Guardian 28 June 2015 Imposing a minimum unit price for alcohol leads to a dramatic fall in drink-related crime, including murders, sexual assaults and drink-driving, a new study shows. Crimes perpetrated against people, including violent assaults, fell by 9.17% when the price of alcohol was increased by 10% over nine years in the Canadian […]

Here We Stand: An Evangelical Declaration on Marriage

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Christianity Today 26 June 2015 As evangelical Christians, we dissent from the court’s ruling that redefines marriage. The state did not create the family, and should not try to recreate the family in its own image. We will not capitulate on marriage because biblical authority requires that we cannot. The outcome of the Supreme Court’s […]

Gay Marriage – Learning To Live as Exiles

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Time 26 June 2015 No, the sky is not falling — not yet, anyway — but with the Supreme Court ruling constitutionalizing same-sex marriage, the ground under our feet has shifted tectonically. It is hard to overstate the significance of the Obergefell decision — and the seriousness of the challenges it presents to orthodox Christians […]

Russell Moore: The church should neither cave nor panic about the decision on gay marriage

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NZ Herald 28 June 2015 As I write this, the Supreme Court has handed down what will be the “Roe v. Wade” of marriage, redefining marriage in all 50 states. This is a sober moment, and I am a conscientious dissenter from this ruling. The Court now has disregarded thousands of years of definition of […]

Ryan Anderson: re Supreme Court’s dumb ruling on marriage

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Daily Signal 26 June 2015 Today is a significant setback for all Americans who believe in the Constitution, the rule of law, democratic self-government, and marriage as the union of one man and one woman. The U.S. Supreme Court got it wrong: It should not have mandated all 50 states to redefine marriage. This is […]

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