Month: October 2014

Colorado’s Democrat Governor: Legalising Pot Was ‘Reckless.’

The Daily Signal 8 October 2014 The top Democrat in Colorado, Gov. John Hickenlooper, said Monday during a gubernatorial debate that legalizing marijuana in Colorado was “reckless.” His Republican opponent, Bob Beauprez, agreed. According to The Huffington Post, Hickenlooper said,…

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Houston demands sermons on gender identity, gay marriage

Fox News 14 October 2014 The city of Houston has issued subpoenas demanding a group of pastors turn over any sermons dealing with homosexuality, gender identity or Annise Parker, the city’s first openly lesbian mayor. And those ministers who fail…

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The danger of assisted suicide laws

CNN 14 October 2014 My heart goes out to Brittany Maynard, who is dying of brain cancer and who wrote last week about her desire for what is often referred to as “death with dignity.” Yet while I have every…

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Greens-induced law is kinder to cattle than babies

Stuff co.nz 11 October 2014  It turns out some of us care more about cows than we do humans. It’s not because farming is the backbone of our economy or that dairying is our biggest bread winner. But the facts…

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Who’d be a single parent?

Directly accessed from Lindsay Mitchell Blog 4 Oct 2014 http://lindsaymitchell.blogspot.co.nz/ (because it’s good!) The Families Commission produced some research which compared one parent families with three other family types: two parent families, younger couples without children and older couples without…

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Significant abortion decision by National Council of Women

3News 12 October 2014 A remit calling for abortion law reform has been passed at a National Council of Women conference. “Policy decisions at our conference so far today include members voting to ask government to review abortion law and…

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School Told Boys and Girls Not Inclusive!

National Review 8 October 2014 A Nebraska school district has instructed its teachers to stop referring to students by “gendered expressions” such as “boys and girls,” and use “gender inclusive” ones such as “purple penguins” instead. “Don’t use phrases such…

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Alarming: The rise and rise of corporate childcare

Education Aotearoa 1 Oct 2014 The current boom in large-scale for-profit early childhood centres is shaping up as a disastrous experiment in the care of the very young. Jane Blaikie investigates. Key points ◾ A boom in industrial- scale childcare…

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The Happy Surrogate Families – Really?

CBC Network October 2014 In addition to the tragic stories of surrogacy gone wrong, there are families and surrogates with “happy endings.” It is important to hear these stories, too, and to respond to the arguments they make in favor…

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Australian couple abandons surrogate baby in India

Sydney Morning Herald 9 October 2014 An Australian couple has abandoned a surrogate baby in India, despite Australian consular officials pleading with the couple not to leave without the child. Fairfax Media understands a baby boy was left behind while…

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