Month: August 2014

How choosing life changed everything

New York Post 18 August 2014 Last week I dropped off my son Eli for his first day of Kindergarten — got him out of the car and into his wheelchair and rolled him into the classroom. It was the…

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Successful marriages linked to wedding size and fewer premarital sexual relations – Study

Christian Post 19 August 2014 Successful marriages are linked to wedding size and premarital sexual relations, a new study from University of Virginia’s National Marriage Project finds. Those with happy marriages were more likely to have had a large number…

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Marijuana: science, not hype, will clear the haze

MercatorNet 20 August 2014 Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical marijuana. Colorado and Washington have legalized recreational use. As a result, the belief that marijuana use is “no big deal” has become increasingly pervasive in the…

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Suicide figures at seven-year low

3News 20 August 2014 New Zealand’s suicide stats are still “stubbornly high” despite being at a seven-year low, the chief coroner says. Provisional annual suicide figures released this morning show the total deaths for the year ending June 30 was…

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Legal Marijuana for Parents, but Not Their Kids

New York Times 18 August 2014 When the antidrug educator Tim Ryan talks to students, he often asks them what they know about marijuana. “It’s a plant,” is a common response. But more recently, the answer has changed. Now they…

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The moral problems of surrogacy

MercatorNet 12 August 2014 The moral problems of surrogacy  There are many other conflicts underlying this case. In reality, surrogate motherhood represents a failure to meet the obligations of maternal love, marital fidelity and responsible motherhood. That is to say,…

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NZ tourism boosted by same-sex marriage

OneNews 19 August 2014 The tourism industry has been given a boost by the legislation of gay marriage with new figures revealing a quarter of same-sex couples married have been Australian. Nearly 1,000 same-sex couples have been married since the…

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Demand for Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Underwhelms

Media Release 19 August 2014 Family First NZ says that one year on from the marriage law being politically manipulated, the demand for same-sex marriages has been underwhelming with just 318 same-sex couples rushing to take advantage of the new…

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Outsourcing pregnancy

LifeIssues.net 27 January 2011 It all started with a bit of miscalculated PR. Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, upon expressing their gratitude to the woman who carried the newest addition to their family, Faith Margaret, made the mistake of calling…

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