Colorado and Washington since legalisation

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SAM 7 January 2015 Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM), the non-partisan marijuana policy group comprised of leading scientists from around the country, released Lessons After Two Years of Marijuana Legalization – Short Report today. The report outlines both what data we know – and what we need to know – to accurately evaluate the consequences and […]

Should alcohol sponsorship be allowed? ONE News poll shows country divided

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OneNews 1 March 2015 The country is split on whether alcohol sponsorship should be banned, according to the latest ONE News Colmar Brunton poll. Asked if the Government should ban alcohol sponsorship and advertising, 47% said yes and 45% said no. A ministerial report has recommended a number of initiatives in a bid to clamp […]

Condoms given out at school

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Stuff co.nz 1 March 2015 A high school handed out condoms to girls as young as 15 after a dozen girls returned from summer holidays pregnant. The controversial approach to family planning has come under fire from a religious group, but has been hailed a success by James Cook High School in south Auckland, where […]

Facebook adds fill in the blank gender option

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Stuff co.nz 27 February 2015 Facebook users who don’t fit any of the site’s 58 gender identity options can now choose how to define themselves freely. The social media giant has added a 59th option: fill in the blank. “Now, if you do not identify with the pre-populated list of gender identities, you are able […]

My Gender Is ‘Fill in the Blank’

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Charisma News 27 February 2015 Now that Time magazine has told us that transgender is the new black, I’m going to say something politically incorrect: Your gender is not whatever you think it is. Put another way, there is no such thing as, “My gender is ‘fill in the blank.’” Unfortunately, Facebook didn’t get the memo, […]

Depression linked to crime in new study

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3News 27 February 2015 A new study by scientists at Oxford University shows depression is responsible for 46,000 violent crimes in Britain a year, including murder, sexual assault and robbery. Experts undertook a huge study that discovered depressed people are three times more likely to commit a violent offence than the general population. The study […]

States that restrict abortion have lower maternal mortality rates: Mexican study

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LifeSiteNews 25 February 2015 An international team of medical researchers comparing maternal mortality rates and abortion laws in 32 Mexican states claims it has disproven the claim of abortion promoters that easy access to abortion will reduce maternal deaths. Comparing 14 states with constitutional protection for the unborn with 18 states with varying degrees of […]

Newstalk ZB: Bob McCoskrie on failure of MP’s to deal with street prostitution issue

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UK Parliament rejects ban on gendercide abortions

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LifeSiteNews 24 February 2015 Britain’s House of Commons rejected a bill aiming to ban sex-selective abortion on Monday in a vote of 292-201. The lower chamber passed the bill at first reading on November 4, but yesterday lawmakers instead approved a measure calling for an inquiry into the prevalence of gender-based abortion in Wales, England, […]

Sue Moroney ‘disappointed’ paid parental bill voted down

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OneNews 26 February 2015 Labour MP Sue Moroney is disappointed her bill proposal for parental leave was defeated in Parliament last night. Parliament voted down Ms Moroney’s bill to extend paid leave to 26 weeks. Act leader David Seymour voted with the Government to reject the bill. “I’m naturally disappointed that after battling for three […]

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