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Hard road for teen mum

NZ Herald 12 February 2014 Amber-leigh Erasmus had Myrah when she was 17 years old. Amber-leigh Erasmus became a mother at 17 and while she wouldn’t give her daughter up for anything, she said better education could have made a…

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Stop messing with the family, say the French

Mercatornet.com 4 February 2014 Passing a gay marriage law does not end the marriage debate, as the Prime Minister of France is discovering. Francois Hollande’s Socialist-led government has had to shelve plans to “update” family law after huge demonstrations in…

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Minimum alcohol pricing would save lives (UK study)

The Guardian 10 February 2014 Introducing minimum pricing for alcohol would lead to 860 fewer deaths a year and 29,900 fewer hospital admissions among heavy-drinkers while having only a slight effect on moderate drinkers, according to research into the policy’s…

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How Single Motherhood Hurts Kids

New York Times 8 February 2014 The last few weeks have brought an unusual convergence of voices from both the center and the left about a topic that is typically part of conservative rhetorical territory: poverty and single-parent families. Just…

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Now it’s really getting weird!!

It’s walkies down the aisle as Edinburgh dogs wed Edinburgh News 10 February 2014 IT might seem a barking idea but this Edinburgh couple hope to lead the way in a new craze – pet weddings. Bride and groomed Terri…

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Elder abuse increasingly over money

Stuff.co.nz 10 February 2014 Authorities are warning elderly people to be on guard against “caregivers” ripping them off. A rise in the number of lonely and sick elderly Kiwis being cared for in their own homes has laid fertile ground…

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Planned Parenthood (US) pays out for killing teen in abortion

LifeNews.com 7 February 2014 The Planned Parenthood abortion business has been forced to pay a $2 million settlement to the family of a black woman it killed in a botched legal abortion in 2012. Walter Hoye, a black pro-life leader…

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Why Fight For Marriage?

Public Discourse 6 February 2014 One might grant, as I argued in my last two articles, that philosophy matters in general and on marriage—and that, with the right help, it can influence culture—but still wonder whether the marriage fight is…

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Marriage – the nice guy wins after all

Stuff.co.nz 8 February 2014 Women might shack up with a good-looking bloke but when it comes to tying the knot nice guys finish first, new research suggests. The United States study found that for men, having an above-average personality coincided…

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President Obama Downplays Dangers of Marijuana To The Detriment of Children

World Congress of Families 24 January 2014 World Congress of Families  Managing Director Larry Jacobs decried President Obama recent assertion that marijuana is no more of a danger than alcohol. “What makes him an expert, besides admitting that he smoked…

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