Month: July 2013

Research brief: parental notification for abortion

MetcatorNet 31 July 2013 THE NEWS: Illinois Supreme Court Backs Parental Notification for Abortions The Illinois Supreme Court recently upheld a ruling that requires doctors to notify parents of girls younger than 17 years old if those girls seek abortions. “Under…

Share

Sexual reorientation therapy not unethical: Column

Gay rights groups have condemned this piece, saying that USA Today should not have published it. Why? They argue the “strong consensus” among “most” medical professionals that the practice is at least ineffective, if not harmful to those who undergo…

Share

4700 school suspensions bring call for a new approach

NZ Herald 1 August 2013 Schools have handed down more than 4,700 suspensions in the past 18 months, with one high school using the punishment more than 100 times. Since 2012, 692 schools – including primaries – have suspended students,…

Share

Policy sees pokies peter out

Stuff.co 30 July 2013 Fancy a flutter on the pokies? That could be more of a challenge since Auckland Council passed a sinking lid policy for class four gaming machines. This will mean when one gaming machine venue closes another…

Share

Parents fear errors amid foster children’s file delays

NZ Herald 30 July 2013 Parents battling to get their children back from state foster care are being stymied by two-month delays to get hold of their official files, a lobby group says. The Ministry of Social Development says it…

Share

Australian parents should reject any smacking ban

Online Opinion – Australia’s e-journal of social and political debate 30 July 2013 The proposal to ban smacking in Australia is motivated by a commendable desire to reduce child abuse – a desire we all share. But Australian parents need…

Share

Heck – he’s in Switzerland – the home of euthanasia!

DailyMail 29 July 2013 How Hawking’s illness forced his marriage  into a ‘black hole’ of despair: First wife says couple were ‘swept away by a wave of fame and fortune’ Stephen Hawking’s first wife has revealed how  the world-famous physicist’s…

Share

Children struggling with eating disorders

Stuff.co 29 July 2013 More boys are developing eating disorders, and children as young as 9 are being admitted to hospital with anorexia. The increasing pressure on children and teens to be a certain shape and size had contributed to…

Share

Bags full of drugs seized at schools

Stuff.co 27 July 2013 Thousands of children are being kicked out of school for possessing drugs, with one principal saying he regularly has supermarket bags in his office that are full of confiscated cannabis. The number of exclusions and expulsions…

Share

A low attack on same-sex therapy

New York Post 22 July 2013  Oral arguments started Friday in New Jersey Superior Court in Ferguson, et. al. v. JONAH, et. al. — a landmark case in which the Southern Poverty Law Center is trying to shut down JONAH,…

Share