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Dale Bramley: Dope is harmless? You must be high

NZ Herald 11 June 2014 The ban last month of so-called legal highs came as a welcome relief to staff at Waitemata District Health Board, particularly our doctors, nurses and mental health workers who see first-hand the effects synthetic cannabinoids…

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How do we respond to Marriage, Marketing, and Intimidation

Public Discourse 9 June 2014 Author’s preface: I am a gay man who is opposed to same-sex marriage. Readers can view my speech on this topic given earlier this year at the Celebration of Marriage Rally here and read my Public…

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Marijuana playing larger role in fatal crashes – US

USA Today 9 June 2014 As more states are poised to legalize medicinal marijuana, it’s looking like dope is playing a larger role as a cause of fatal traffic accidents. Columbia University researchers performing a toxicology examination of nearly 24,000…

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Mounting Calls for CYF Inquiry

Media Release 10 June 2014 Family First NZ is repeating its call for an official inquiry in to the policies, procedures and the resourcing of CYF following an admission by CYF that they’re not coping, and increasing media coverage about the…

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CYF failing children – foster mother

Radio NZ News 10 June 2014 Child, Youth and Family’s (CYF) fostering system is failing the children it is meant to be protecting, a foster mother has told Nine to Noon. Karen Scott said she and her husband took in…

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More Men than Women Victims of Domestic Violence – US study

Men Web February 2012 More men than women were victims of intimate partner physical violence within the past year, according to a national study funded by the Centers for Disease Control and U.S. Department of Justice. According to the National…

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Politics how the Greens became NZ’s Abortion Party

Voice for Life 7 June 2014 Earlier this week, the NZ Green Party announced that they were going to be making the introduction of a new extreme abortion law one of their key policy planks for the upcoming election. Make no…

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Warnings over proposed abortion laws

Newstalk ZB 7 June 2014 A conservative lobby group believes relaxing the laws on abortion will only lead to dangerous, unlicensed terminations. Family First is pointing to the Kermit Gosnell case in the US, where it says extreme abortion laws…

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Greens’ abortion law will ‘pressure’ women – Family First

3News 7 June 2014 Family First says the Green Party’s push to decriminalise abortion will put more pressure on women to have one without the necessary safeguards. But Labour says women should be able to access abortions and the law…

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Abortion no crime, say Greens

Stuff co.nz 7 June 2014 The Greens have ratified a policy on abortion, which would get rid of a process a certified consultant says is “perfectly workable”. Abortion is a crime under the Crimes Act, and is legal only if…

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