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Bad parents should be ‘called out’ and helped out, inquiry on inequality urges

21 October 2014
Bad parents should be ‘called out’ and helped out, inquiry on inequality urges

The Independent 20 October 2014 Bad parents should be taught the basics of bringing up children in a nationwide campaign, a parliamentary inquiry into inequality has recommended. The Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission also called for an end to unpaid internships by 2020, using the law if necessary, and proposed to pay teachers more…

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Swedish feminists condemn surrogacy

21 October 2014
Swedish feminists condemn surrogacy

BioEdge 18 October 2014 Swedish feminists have issued a policy paper condemning commercial surrogacy and calling upon their government to ban the practice. The Swedish Women’s Lobby (Sveriges Kvinnolobby) argues that surrogacy is a health risk and violates poor women’s human rights. “Allowing surrogacy is…

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Ordained Ministers told Celebrate Same-Sex Wedding or Go to Jail (US)

20 October 2014
Ordained Ministers told Celebrate Same-Sex Wedding or Go to Jail (US)

The Daily Signal 18 October 2014 For years, those in favor of same-sex marriage have argued that all Americans should be free to live as they choose. And yet in countless cases, the government has coerced those who simply wish to be free to live in…

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‘Sibling incest should be legal,’ says Danish professor of criminal justice ethics

20 October 2014
‘Sibling incest should be legal,’ says Danish professor of criminal justice ethics

LifeSiteNews 17 October 2014 A Danish professor of criminal justice ethics has stated that he thinks consensual sex between adult siblings should be legal. According to Thomas Søbirk Petersen, a professor at Roskilde University, the rise in the number of births resulting from donor sperm,…

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Parental Rights regarding “Mindfulness”

18 October 2014
Parental Rights regarding “Mindfulness”

We’ve been contacted by a number of parents concerned about a new programme called ‘Mindfulness’ which is being trialled in a number of schools around NZ. You can read more about the concerns expressed about the programme HERE (Investigate) and HERE (Southland Times) and HERE…

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Lack of older teen support criticised

17 October 2014
Lack of older teen support criticised

Radio NZ News 17 October 2014 A Coroner says Child Youth and Family should not cut troubled teenagers adrift when they turn 17. Ian Smith made the comments while investigating the death of Jack Lindsay, who died in 2012 when he took several medicines which…

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