Month: June 2014

Deadly secrets could be exposed

Stuff co.nz 21 June 2014 Changing the way doctors certify deaths could expose significant numbers of hidden voluntary euthanasia cases among the elderly, the chief coroner says. As elderly patients are nursed to death, physicians or relatives could mercifully, but…

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Denying kids a daddy – it’s not a gift

NZ Herald 21 June 2014 Grant Triplow is 43 and describes his build as athletic. He is 178cm tall and weighs 90kg. His hair and eyes are dark brown and he has olive skin. These facts, without his name attached,…

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Young male violence higher with lower drinking age

3News 20 June 2014 More young men have been getting into fights since the legal drinking age was reduced to 18 in New Zealand, a study has found. New research from the University of Otago shows that since the minimum…

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The aisle less travelled

Stuff co.nz 19 June 2014 New Zealand has become something of a marital wasteland. Gone are the days when marriage was an initiation into sex, a formative cornerstone of ‘‘growing up’’ or an act of financial necessity. In fact, general…

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Cap on Auckland liquor stores supported

OneNews 18 June 2014 Ninety percent of Auckland residents would support a cap on the number of off-licences in the city, a survey suggests. The Auckland Regional Public Health Service report, released today, shows 91% of residents want no increase…

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Polygamy and Human Dignity

The Witherspoon Institute 16 June 2014 Carson Holloway is a political scientist and the author of The Way of Life: John Paul II and the Challenge of Liberal Modernity (Baylor University Press). The normalization of polygamy would undermine our commitment…

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Abortion Rate Drops As Fetal Knowledge Increases

Media Release 18 June 2014 Family First NZ is welcoming the drop in abortions to the lowest number since 1995, and says that the rate will continue to drop as knowledge of the prenatal development of the unborn child increases,…

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Derek Miedema: Euthanasia hurts families

National Post 16 June 2014 My brother, who is severely handicapped, was once admitted to the hospital for pneumonia. During the few hours my family was not with him, a “do not resuscitate” bracelet was attached to his arm. My…

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Outrage over right to die plan for kids (Scotland)

SundayPost.com 15 June 2014 The late Lothians MSP Margo MacDonald, who died in April after suffering Parkinson’s disease, launched a Bill to legalise euthanasia last year. Polls revealed seven out of ten Scots support it. Now an alliance of children’s…

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Toddlers more likely to be plonked in front of TV

Stuff co.nz 17 June 2014 Kiwi kids raised with a bedtime story are increasingly of a bygone generation, as research shows a third of 2-year-olds are not read to daily. Results from New Zealand’s largest and most up-to-date longitudinal study…

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