Angela Merkel doesn’t believe in gay marriage – ‘For me, personally, marriage is a man and a woman living together’

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The Independent 15 July 2015 Angela Merkel has insisted that marriage should only be between a man and woman. The German Chancellor backed equal benefits for same-sex couples – such as tax breaks – and said that while discrimination should be “eliminated” she drew a “difference” between civil partnerships and marriage. But the committed Christian, […]

British Geriatric Society – Position on Euthanasia

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British Geriatric Society 10 July 2015 Within the British Geriatrics Society (BGS) membership, there is a range of strongly held views on this issue; however, on balance our position as a society is as follows. 1.  The BGS accepts individuals’ right to determine the choice of treatment and care they receive provided they have the […]

Rate rises: Poorest areas in Auckland hit hard

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NZ Herald 16 July 2015 Some of the poorest people in Auckland are being hit the hardest with big rates rises this year. Households in the suburbs of Mangere and Otahuhu face an average rates rise of 16.9 per cent this year, or more than $300. The average household rates rise is 9.9 per cent, […]

Undercover video shows Planned Parenthood official discussing fetal organs used for research

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Note: Family Planning in NZ is affiliated with Planned Parenthood. Stuff 15 July 2015 A US anti-abortion group has released an undercover video of an official at the family planning group Planned Parenthood discussing in graphic detail how to abort a foetus to preserve its organs for medical research – and also the costs associated […]

Big Win for Traditional Family at UN Human Rights Council

family - traditional 9 July 2015 A monumental development for the pro-family movement came last week in Geneva when the Human Rights Council approved a resolution calling for countries to take concrete steps to protect the family, described in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the “natural and fundamental group unit of society.” This is the […]

The Myth of Backyard Abortions

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Culture Watch 13 July 2015 The pro-abortion camp is fond of speaking about rusty coat-hanger abortions and other horror stories associated with illegal abortions. They claim we must have legal abortion or we will return to the bad old days where so many mothers are said to have died. But there are a number of […]

Survey doesn’t show doctors’ views – NZMA

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Radio NZ News 14 July 2015 Nearly 12 percent of general practitioners surveyed by the magazine New Zealand Doctor say they have helped a terminally ill person die. But the New Zealand Medical Association says the survey does not reflect doctors’ views. Thirteen of the 110 GPs who responded to the survey by New Zealand […]

Kiwi parents ‘in the dark’ about their kids’ online activities – survey

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OneNews 14 July 2015 The survey of more than 600 parents by internet security company Norton by Symantec reveals 74 per cent of parents are in the dark about their kids’ online activities The survey also shows many parents are disconnected from their children’s online world and are not engaging with them about internet practices […]

Auckland suburbs could become a red light district

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NZ Herald 14 July 2015 New signage regulations for residential brothels mean streets housing families and children could easily become a K’Rd-style red light district, a lobby group says. Under the new council rules, brothels in residential Auckland will soon be allowed small signs advertising their sex services — but flashing lights or sexualised shapes […]

(Only 13) Doctors helping patients die as assisted death debate rolls on (by Stuff-ed)

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Doctors helping patients die as assisted death debate rolls on Stuff 13 July 2015 More than one in ten doctors have helped a patient die despite potentially breaking the law, a survey suggests. In a fax poll of general practitioners, conducted by magazine New Zealand Doctor and IMS Health, nearly 12 per cent of respondents […]