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CDC warns gay men of ‘epidemic’ HIV rates

Life Site News 8 July 2013 A fact sheet released at the end of June by the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warns that HIV rates, already at epidemic proportions, are continuing to climb steadily among men who have…

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What happens when you incorrectly define ‘abuse’

Radio NZ News 12 July 2013 Heavy caseloads for CFY workers Child, Youth and Family says its staff are not leaving in droves despite a high workload. The welfare agency says notifications have quadrupled in the past eight years to…

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Thousands more face gambling harm

3 News 9 July 2013 Thousands more people could experience gambling harm as a  result of concessions for SkyCity in exchange for a new convention centre,  documents show. The Government today released papers discussing the  potential harm of the deal…

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Problem gambling groups want harm reduction bill withdrawn

The New Zealand Herald 5 July 2013 Problem gambling service providers are calling for Maori Party MP Te Ururoa Flavell to withdraw his Gambling Harm Reduction Bill. In a combined statement, the Salvation Army, Problem Gambling Foundation and Associate Professor…

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Assisted suicide poses risk to vulnerable, says senior doctor

Christian Institute 3 July 2013  Legalising assisted suicide would put immense pressure on vulnerable people to end their lives, according to a consultant physician in palliative medicine. Dr Stephen Hutchison wrote in a piece for The Herald newspaper that assisted…

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More kids committing sexual abuse

Stuff 8 July 2013 Easy access to increasingly hardcore pornography and the sexualisation of childhood are being blamed for a rise in the number of children sexually abusing each other. Growing numbers of children and teenagers are committing acts of…

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The Misnomer of ‘Motherless’ Parenting

The New York Times 22 June 2013 SOMETIMES when my daughter, who is 7, is nicely cuddled up in her bed and I snuggle her, she calls me Mommy. I am a stay-at-home dad. My male partner and I adopted…

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Same-Sex Parenting: Child Abuse?

Public Discourse 8 July 2013 After having spent the last year involved in the debate about same-sex parenting, I can say the following with great confidence: both sides of the same-sex marriage debate are afraid of naming child abuse by…

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Book too hot to handle for store

Wairarapa Times-Age July 4 2013 The novel voted as the best children’s book of the year contains explicit sex and drug-taking scenes which had one Wairarapa bookstore scrambling to pull it off their shelves. Ted Dawe’s Into the River claimed…

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Seminar turns spotlight on to selling to our kids

The New Zealand Herald July 4 2013 Jesuit missionaries knew something about human nature when they said, in the 16th century: “Give me a child until he is 7 and I will give you the man.” Five hundred years later,…

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