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The danger of self-selecting polls

Euthanasia backed in poll Northern Advocate 10 October 2013 More than 60 per cent of Whangarei residents want euthanasia legalised in some form while 85 per cent want changes to cannabis laws, a survey has found. The research, carried out…

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Pledge to extend parental leave

NZ Herald 10 October 2013 A Labour government would extend paid parental leave from 14 weeks to a minimum of 26, David Cunliffe told trade unionists yesterday in his first big speech since gaining the leadership a month ago. The…

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Debunking the myth that porn is harmless

MercatorNet 9 October 2013   Whenever I’ve mentioned to an acquaintance that I am completely against pornography, it tends to trigger a flood of defensive arguments. One of the most common of these is that fact that watching porn doesn’t hurt…

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What the Sex-Change Industry Doesn’t Tell You

Charisma News 10 April 2013 Nancy Verhelst, a 44-year-old woman disappointed by her female-to-male surgery, decided to die by euthanasia. The story from Belgium was absolutely tragic. A 44-year-old woman disappointed by her female-to-male surgery decided to die by euthanasia,…

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Anti-smacking group faces criticism

Belfast Telegraph 6 October 2013 The Government has accused an anti-smacking campaign group of misinformation and a lack of balance in its bid to have the practice banned in Ireland. Officials have accused the Association for the Protection of All…

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Family First wants children’s book of the year reclassified

Radio NZ 6 October 2013 Family First is applying to the Film and Literature Board of Review to have the award-winning book, Into the River, re-classified for older audiences. Into the River, by New Zealand author Ted Dawe, won the…

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GP in strife over abortion beliefs

The Telegraph 5 October 2013 A DOCTOR risks being deregistered because he allegedly refused a referral for an Indian couple who wanted to abort a healthy unborn baby girl at 19 weeks, simply because they wanted a boy. Dr Mark…

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Born in the wrong body

Stuff.co 6 October 2013 The parents of a seven-year-old girl are backing a decision for her to live as a boy and to medically stop puberty. In as little as two years the child, whom the Sunday Star-Times has chosen…

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Sign a marriage petition. Get sacked. UPDATE

University employee sues for discrimination against marriage beliefs Washington Post 1 October 2013 Gallaudet University’s chief diversity officer has accused her employer of violating a D.C. anti-discrimination law after a controversy last year that stemmed from her signing a petition that…

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‘Toxic childhoods’ blamed for 22,000 self-harm cases

The Telegraph 1 October 2013 More than 22,000 children and teenagers were treated in hospital for  self-harming last year, according to official figures which experts said showed  the “toxic” effects of social media and a society obsessed with body image.…

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