Europe’s sinister expansion of euthanasia

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Washington Post 19 August 2015 If you were a psychiatrist and a chronically depressed patient told you he wanted to die, what would you do? In Belgium, you might prescribe this vulnerable, desperate person a fatal dose of sodium thiopental. Between October 2007 and December 2011, 100 people went to a clinic in Belgium’s Dutch-speaking […]

Adoption failures and agonising waits put off prospective parents (Aust)

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The Age 26 August 2015 Fiona Court and her husband Dale Bartley waited three years to adopt their daughter from China and are desperate to do the same with the son they began fostering in Australia two-and-a-half years ago. But they they face an agonising, years-long wait to adopt Jimmy*, now 6. They have heard […]

Minister voted against earlier Easter trading bill

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Stuff 25 August 2015 Workplace relations minister Michael Woodhouse voted against liberalising Easter Trading laws just three years ago. Woodhouse has just passed the baton to councils saying they will now decide whether shops can open on Easter Sunday. He said the yesterday this was because current rules are arbitrary and unfair to businesses. […]

LISTEN: Ryan T. Anderson on Newstalk ZB

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Ryan Anderson. author of just-released “Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom” spoke with Newstalk ZB’s Leighton Smith on Tuesday 25 August. A superb discussion! Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

New review: Assisted suicide becomes ‘routine’ if legalised

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The Christian Institute 20 August 2015 A new review of a wide range of evidence on assisted suicide has revealed that the practice becomes more widespread and more routine in places where the law has been changed. The guide, produced by the Anscombe Bioethics Centre, links directly to official data from the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, […]

Sharing the love: What it’s like to be in a polyamorous relationship (NZ)

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The Wireless 3 August 2015 In a Grey Lynn flat, finishing off breakfast while their flatmates head to weekend jobs, Monique, Chelsi and Matthew might be any young Kiwis catching up on a Saturday morning. But these three aren’t friends – they’re lovers. Or rather Matthew and Monique are. And Chelsi and Matthew are. And […]

The 5 most horrifying revelations in the newest Planned Parenthood video

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LifeSiteNews 19 August 2015 Today’s video just might be the most horrifying of the seven videos released by the Center for Medical Progress exposing Planned Parenthood’s practice of harvesting and selling the body parts of aborted babies. But then again it’s kind of hard to imagine what could be worse than previous videos: like the […]

Don’t make Oregon’s mistake:Ten reasons why the UK should not follow suit and legalise assisted suicide

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Care Not Killing August 2015 1. There has been a steady increase in annual numbers of people undergoing assisted suicide in Oregon 2. The Oregon health department is funding assisted suicide but not treatment for some cancer patients 3. Patients are living for many years after having been prescribed lethal drugs for ‘terminal illness’ showing […]

It’s. Not. Marriage. Use. Another. Word.

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Bob McCoskrie on Newstalk ZB re Into the River

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National Director Bob McCoskrie talks with Newstalk ZB’s Larry Williams about the re-classification of the book Into the River by the Censor.