Why doctors get it wrong about when you will die

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The Guardian 2 June 2015 One of the largest reviews, published in the British Medical Journal, systematically reviewed survival predictions in terminally ill patients with cancer. Eight studies were analysed in three countries over 30 years. Overall, doctors’ predictions were correct to within one week in 25% of cases, correct to within two weeks in […]

“Hillary’s Law” Campaign Launched to Change Parental Notification Laws

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“Hillary’s Law” Media Release 3 June 2015 A campaign has been launched seeking changes to the parental notification law when a teenage daughter becomes pregnant. Dubbed “Hillary’s Law”, it is based on my experience as a mum which no other parent should have to experience. My 15 year old daughter was sneaked off for an […]

Palliative care doctor warns of euthanasia ‘ripple effect’

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OneNews 3 June 2015 A leading palliative care doctor says a possible decision by a judge to allow euthanasia would have a ripple effect and would break her heart. The family of Wellington lawyer Lecretia Seales, who’s battling brain cancer and is paralysed, is waiting for a judge to rule on her last wish – […]

Abortion doctor a phone call away

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NZ Herald 3 June 2015 Women seeking an abortion are being offered easier access to the procedure with a free, national telephone consultation service that started this week. Using the phone number 0800-ABORTION, the service has been set up by Wairarapa abortion doctor Simon Snook because of the delays, said to be potentially harmful, faced […]

Bakers Facing $135K Fine Over Wedding Cake for Same-Sex Couple Speak Out

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26 Apr 2015 Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa in Gresham, Ore., speak exclusively with The Daily Signal about the fallout of their decision to decline baking a cake for a same-sex wedding.

SMACKING LAW FAIL: NZ’s shocking child abuse statistics

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Stuff co.nz 2 June 2015 A child is admitted to a New Zealand hospital every second day with injuries arising from either assault, neglect or maltreatment, research says. Nearly half of them are aged under five. The figures, which are likely under reported, are contained in a 2012 report prepared for the Ministry of Health […]

Canada Same-Sex Marriage 10 Years on

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Crisis Magazine 28 May 2015 Canada legalized same-sex “marriage” in 2005, the fourth country in the world to do so. During the rushed public debate that preceded legalization, the Christian and traditional understanding of marriage as the union of a man and a woman had strong support. Polls showed a deep split among Canadians, and […]

Stop Surrogacy Now: Why We Must Unite


Public Discourse 22 May 2015 On May 11, 2015, an unprecedented global campaign was launched: Stop Surrogacy Now! What sets this campaign apart is that Stop Surrogacy Now (SSN) unites organizations and individuals with opposing positions on many other issues—including the emotionally explosive issue of abortion. In the United States especially, no other issue ignites […]

Teachers back new sex education guidelines

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Radio NZ News 30 May 2015 The Ministry of Education yesterday released a new version of its sexuality education guide, updated for the first time in more than a decade. It said the changes would help encourage problem-solving and decision-making for students in relation to sexual activity, as well as assertiveness skills and the ability […]

Report: A third of marijuana smokers drive under the influence

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Stuff co.nz 30 May 2015 More than a third of cannabis smokers have admitted driving while high, sparking calls for random roadside saliva testing. A report surveying cannabis consumption, published by the Ministry of Health,  shows about one in 10 Kiwis say they have smoked marijuana in the past year. Of these, 37 per cent admitted […]