Month: March 2014

Choose Life Ribbon Campaign Launched

Media Release 12 March 2014 A pink and blue ribbon campaign has been launched to bring attention to the issue of abortion. The pink and blue ribbon campaign is a simple but powerful way for New Zealanders to display their…

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Porn Education – perhaps a better term to describe our sex ed!

Sex education: is ‘Planet Porn’ really appropriate? The Telegraph 11 March 2014 Should sex education classes include discussions on pornography? According to new advice launched last week to supplement the government’s own sex and relationships education guidance, they most certainly should. What…

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‘Vile’ child pornography getting ‘more extreme’, warns minister UK

The Telegraph 11 March 2014 Child pornography is becoming “more extreme and violent” and the images feature increasingly young children, the policing minister has warned. Damian Green said a new computer database, being built with government backing, will attempt to speed up…

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Nine out of 10 women say doctors must see abortion patients before giving green light – poll

The Telegraph 11 March 2014 Women overwhelmingly oppose moves to allow doctors to approve abortions without seeing patients face-to-face, new polling shows. Only one in 20 people disagree with the statement that pregnant women requesting a termination should “always” be seen by…

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New fathers shun chance to share maternity leave

The Telegraph 11 March 2014 Only one in 50 new fathers currently take up the chance to share up to six months of their wife or partner’s maternity leave, figures show. Fears of damaging their career prospects and having to struggle…

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More evidence that men are also victims

Higher status than one’s partner makes both men, women vulnerable to intimate partner violence ScienceDaily 5 March 2014 Having a higher income or education than your partner could be risky, as a higher socio-economic status than ones partner increases the…

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Drinking during the early stages of pregnancy increases chances of harming your baby even in small amounts, study finds

The Independent 10 March 2014 Women who drink less than the officially recommended intake of alcohol during the first weeks of pregnancy may still be at higher risk of having smaller babies or of giving birth prematurely compared to women…

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The link between student debt and divorced parents

MercatorNet 10 March 2014 With graduation around the corner for the class of 2014, many students are beginning to ponder what kind of job will pay off their mountain of debt. And well they should. TIME reported last week that the…

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$60k award after baby wrongly seized

Stuff co.nz 9 March 2014 A judge has awarded $60,000 to the parents of a baby girl wrongly seized by welfare authorities. The young couple, from Dunedin, have told the Sunday Star-Times of their harrowing two-year battle to regain custody…

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