Month: January 2015

Child abuse figures fall

Stuff co.nz 22 January 2015 Child-abuse figures have dropped for the first time in a decade, but are still “appallingly high”, the Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says. The Government has released figures for the number of children abused in…

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Pope warns that same-sex marriage threatens the family

The Independent 22 January 2015 Pope Francis has said “the family is threatened” by the efforts of those seeking to “redefine the very institution of marriage”, in a reference to same-sex marriage campaigners. The pontiff made the comments at a…

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Teen birth rate down, but more education urged

3 News 21 January 2015 Access to good sex education shouldn’t be a “lottery” for Kiwi teens depending on where they go to school, a health expert says. While a new study has found less Kiwi women are having babies…

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We cannot have “zero suicides” if we allow euthanasia

The Telegraph 20 January 2015 Nick Clegg wants to end suicide. At a mental health conference on Monday he called on every part of the NHS to help reduce the current rate of 4,700 people a year. “Suicide is, and…

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Government set to receive advice on lifejacket rules

Stuff co.nz 21 January 2015 Pressure is mounting on the Government to make lifejackets compulsory for recreational boaties after another drowning. Police yesterday named Thomas Angove, 60, as the Waikawa Beach man who drowned on Saturday after a small vessel…

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#YesWomenAndChildren Are Safer Within Intact Marriages

The Federalist 6 January 2015 Last June, the progressive blogosphere erupted in outrage over an article I published in the Washington Post on marriage and domestic violence. Much of the outrage was understandable, as the first headline the Post ran…

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Chris Grayling: No plan to allow nude weddings

BBC News 18 January 2015 Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has dismissed reports the government is planning to allow nude weddings. He was asked if a change in the law was being considered as part of a review of marriage laws.…

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Suspended and sent for ‘equality training’ – Christian magistrate who said: ‘Adopted child needs mum and dad – not gay parents’

MailOnline 18 January 2015 A Christian magistrate has been disciplined by a Tory Cabinet Minister for expressing the belief that children should be raised by both a mother and a father. Richard Page told colleagues behind closed doors during an…

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