Author: McBlog2

Daughter’s words motivate mum to get off benefits

Stuff.co 26 October 2013 A 9-year-old’s comment about how “cool” it was to be on a benefit has changed a Huntly woman’s life. Until six months ago, Judy Wilson was one of about 80,000 sole parents in New Zealand receiving…

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Blind woman killed by lethal injection

DailyMail 8 October 2013 Medics have killed a woman by lethal  injection because she could not cope with becoming blind. In one of the first cases of euthanasia for a  disability, the 70-year-old was deemed by doctors to be ‘suffering …

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Free morning-after pill would be a ‘folly’

Newstalk ZB 24 October 2013 A programme that would make the morning-after pill free to young kiwi women is being labelled a ‘folly’. PHARMAC is working on a scheme that could see girls as young as 12 able to access…

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Assisted suicide opens door to abuse – report

OneNews 24 October 2013 Deaths by assisted suicide have increased wherever the practices have been legalised, opening the door to abuse, a report claims. The report has set off alarm bells for Bob McCoskrie from Family First who says it…

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Married people are happier and fatter

Stuff.co 24 October 2013 Want to live a long life?  Get married. Study after study has shown that married people, particularly married men, live significantly longer than their single friends. Some of the research is overall correlation, while other studies…

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CDHB wary on free morning-after pill plan

Stuff.co 24 October 2013 Making the morning-after pill free to young Kiwi women is being considered to reduce teen pregnancies and abortions. The move, to allow pharmacists to dish out the emergency contraceptive pill (ECP) free to women under the…

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Anti-smacking law confirmed as spectacular failure

Child abuse is rising in NZ Stuff.co 23 October 2013 Sixty children a day are being abused, with few signs that New Zealand’s appalling record of caring for our young is improving. Latest figures show there were 21,778 substantiated child…

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You won’t see this study reported in NZ

Children who spend time in nurseries ‘more likely to develop behavioural problems’ The Telegraph 16 October 2013 Academics at Oxford University discovered that exposure to some forms of early   education contributed to bad behaviour and could be linked to emotional  …

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Add euthanasia – and an environment to further the abuse!

Age groups want watchdog on abuse NZ Herald 21 October 2013 The Government has been urged to create a new aged care watchdog with legal power to tackle the rising incidence of financial abuse of vulnerable elderly people. Grey Power…

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