Month: April 2015

New Paper: Assisted Suicide Is Not Compassion

Charlotte Lozier Institute 28 April 2015 As an increasing number of states weigh the legalization of physician-assisted suicide, a new paper released by the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) elaborates the arguments against the practice, citing numerous abuses. Award-winning author Wesley…

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Disabled Rights campaigner wins right to challenge assisted suicide (UK)

Mirror 28 April 2015 A disabled rights campaigner won a legal victory against Director of Public Prosecutions Alison Saunders over the law on assisted suicide. Former theatre manager Nikki Kenward, 62, who is confined to a wheelchair, was allowed to…

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Mother slaps son for taking part in Baltimore riots

The Telegraph 28 April 2015  A mother has been praised for disciplining her son for taking part in the violence in Baltimore that erupted on Monday. The woman was caught on camera recognising her son, even though he was wearing…

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Children like me need a voice in gay marriage debate: Column

USA Today 27 April 2015 My mother has been in a committed relationship with another woman for nearly 30 years. And I am the co-author of a Supreme Court amicus brief in favor of allowing states to affirm marriage as…

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Single parent kids suffer more health issues – study

NZ Herald 28 April 2015 Children who live with just one parent after a family break-up suffer from more problems such as headaches, stomach aches, feelings of tension and sadness than those whose parents share custody, research has found. A…

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This 13-Year-Old Became a Porn Star and Didn’t Even Know It

Angie Varona, 17, had her Photobucket account hacked when she was 14, causing her world to turn upside down. The image-hosting website held several inappropriate pictures, each one starring Varona in bikinis and lingerie wear. She never appeared naked. http://thestatus.org/2011/07/bikinislingeriewebheartache/

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Binge drinking as teen can damage brain for life – Study

MailOnline 27 April 2015 Binge drinking as a teenager causes long-lasting changes to the regions of the brain that control learning and memory. A new study has shown that alcohol exposure during adolescence, before the brain is fully developed, can…

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“Sex Change” Surgery: What Bruce Jenner and You Should Know

Public Discourse 27 April 2015 Bruce Jenner and Diane Sawyer could benefit from a history lesson. I know, because I suffered through “sex change” surgery and lived as a woman for eight years. The surgery fixed nothing—it only masked and…

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Mum highlights importance of 30-week pregnancy scan

Stuff co.nz 28 April 2015 Rahnui Owens is her mum’s “miracle baby”. The 5-year-old Christchurch girl was born with rare brain condition bilateral Schizencephaly, which causes clefts in the brain. Terryn Poharama, 25, found out her baby had the condition during an…

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