Month: February 2013

Gay or Straight? When others decide for you

Miriam Grossman MD 13 February 2013 Where I worked, reparative therapy was taboo; its existence was never acknowledged. On a politically charged hot potato scale of 1 to 10, this issue was a 12. The mental health establishment says sexual…

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Why and How We Should Tackle the Sperm-Sale Industry

Public Discourse 13 Feb 2013 Yesterday I explained the problems that arise from commercialized sperm donation—namely degraded men who are absent fathers to children disturbed by the circumstances of their birth. Today I explore more closely the role that money…

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Dispelling the Same-Sex Marriage Myths

CultureWatch 19 Feb 2012 Myth One: Discrimination One complaint often made by homosexuals is that they are being discriminated against under current marriage laws, and they are being denied their rights. But these arguments are as fallacious as they are…

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Get on with it!

If councils could have banned it, they would have. They can’t even stop brothels opposite family tourist attractions! Prostitution ban splits select committee NZ Herald 14 Feb 2013 A parliamentary committee is still wrangling over whether the Government should ban…

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Goodbye mum and dad

‘Mother’ and ‘father’ to be scrapped from Scottish law The Christian Institute 11 Feb 2013 The words “mother” and “father” will be dropped from Scottish matrimonial law under First Minister Alex Salmond’s plans to redefine marriage. Official consultation documents which…

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Why Sperm Donation is Bad for Dads and Kids

Public Discourse 12 Feb 2013 In 2006, as a Probate and Family Court judge in Boston, I began hearing a case filed by a self-represented woman who requested an order that a sperm facility disclose the identity of the father…

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Quote of the day!

“We believe same sex marriage to be homophobic – it demands recognition for gay relationships, but at the price of submitting those relationships to heterosexual definition.” Roger Scruton and Phillip Blond – ResPublica Think Tank (UK) published on ABC Australia…

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Risk as women buy abortion drug RU486 online

Adelaide Now 10 Feb 2013 Women are buying abortion drug RU486 online and having abortions on their own at home because they cannot afford a doctor’s prescription or cannot get to a clinic. The drug Mifepristone, also known as RU486,…

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Heavy and Incompatible Drinking Can Increase the Chances of Divorce

Science Daily 5 Feb 2013 High levels of drinking have repeatedly been shown to predict divorce. The most cited explanation for this is that excessive alcohol use disrupts daily tasks and functioning, and increases spousal conflicts. A study of the…

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