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New laws could penalise reformed parents, Law Society says

OneNews 14 August 2013 The Law Society is concerned proposed child harm prevention legislation could penalise parents who have turned their lives around. Minimum standards for government agencies and those contracted to work for them were outlined yesterday by Paula…

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Child-abusers must prove fitness as parents

NZ Herald 13 August 2013 Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia says she will need some convincing over sweeping changes made in an effort to stop child abuse and death in New Zealand. Today Social Development Minister Paul Bennett revealed the…

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My two husbands

Salon.com 5 August 2013 My family is very ordinary to me. We eat dinner together. We gather in the living room and watch movies. Last weekend, we went on a camping trip and sat around the campfire making s’mores, the…

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Hard line on child abuse suspects

Stuff.co 13 August 2013 Suspected child abusers could be banned from being around children for up to 10 years without being convicted of a crime under a proposed law to be announced today. Social Development Minister Paula Bennett said the…

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Research Shows Negative Effects of Half-Siblings

ScienceDaily 11 August 2013 Adolescents who have half-siblings with a different father are more likely to have used drugs and had sex by age 15 than those who have only full siblings. That’s according to new research from Karen Benjamin…

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Pro-choice people who have become pro-life

LifeSiteNews 12 August 2013 Let’s be honest. To truly be successful advocates for life, we can’t just spend our time “preaching to the choir.” We must step outside our comfort zone to reach those who are on the other side.…

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Unpacking the slogans on same-sex parenting

MercatorNet 8 August 2013 As a sociologist my life is all about creating, taking and interpreting surveys of attitudes and opinions. So I sometimes feel a bit depressed at how knuckle-headed the media can be when reporting about research on…

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16-year-old girl became infertile from Gardasil vaccine

LifeSiteNews 8 August 2013 The British Medical Journal (BMJ) Case Reports journal has reported that a healthy 16-year-old Australian girl lost all ovarian function and went into menopause after being injected with the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil. Dr. Deirdre Little, the…

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Teenage drinking raises risk of early dementia, study suggests

The Guardian 12 August 2013 Heavy drinking as a teenager is the single biggest risk factor for developing dementia unusually early, according to new research. A study of almost 500,000 Swedish men identified “alcohol intoxication” as a late adolescent as…

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Gay marriage: surely there are bigger issues to excite worm

Gatton Star 12 August 2013 It is a telling truth that when the issue of gay marriage came up in last night’s political debate, that nasty  little critter “the worm” went haywire in two different directions. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said…

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