Month: April 2015

Abortion help programme launched

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Radio NZ News 25 July 2014 A programme to help women struggling after having an abortion started this week in Tauranga. Barbara Hill is running the Living in Colour programme, which was developed by author Jenny McDermid and is run…


Hillary Clinton: ‘Religious beliefs’ against abortion ‘have to be changed’

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LifeSite News 24 April 2015 Speaking to an influential gathering in New York City on Thursday, Hillary Clinton declared that “religious beliefs” that condemn “reproductive rights,” “have to be changed.” “Yes, we’ve cut the maternal mortality rate in half, but…


Call to review teen abortion law

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Stuff 26 April 2015 Young pregnant teens don’t have the mental maturity to understand the implications of an abortion, new research suggests. Parents should be involved in the abortion decision, rather than giving all girls, no matter what their…


Families Support Review of Teen Abortion Law

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Media Release 26 Apr 2015 Family First NZ is supporting calls for a review of the parental notification laws for teen abortions and agrees that young pregnant teens should have the support of their parents, not have their parents alienated…


School asks children, 3, to promise not to use ‘transphobic language’

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MailOnline 24 April 2015 Parents have labelled the document sent out by Turnham Primary School, in London, as ‘bonkers’ – questioning how they explain transphobic to children ‘barely able to hold a crayon’. Children as young as three are being asked…


How euthanasia changed Holland

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IMFCanada 23 April 2015 Gerbert Van Loenen, a Dutch journalist, once saw Holland’s legalization of euthanasia as one of that country’s crowning achievements. This started to change when a friend insisted that Van Loenen’s partner Niek would have been better…


Groups to participate in euthanasia hearing

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3News 25 April 2015 Groups for and against euthanasia have won the right to participate in the hearing of a 42-year-old woman wanting to die. Lecretia Seales, a lawyer who has terminal brain cancer, is asking the High Court at…


In Perspective: Very Few Nations have Redefined Marriage

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Public Discourse 21 April 2015 Fewer than 9 percent of the countries belonging to the United Nations have redefined marriage to include same-sex relationships—and only one of those did so via its judiciary. A judicial redefinition of marriage would make…



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Euthanasia (or assisted suicide) has certainly been in the media a lot lately. There is a strong push for it to be decriminalised in NZ as has happened in a few overseas countries. Are you ready for this debate? Do…