Month: June 2015

Euthanasia debate likely to be even more fraught than gay marriage

Stuff co.nz 28 June 2015 If voluntary euthanasia advocates were hoping for a sympathetic ear in Parliament, the first step – news the health select committee would conduct an inquiry – may have given cause for concern. “I unambiguously oppose…

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Why group marriage is the next horizon of social liberalism

Politico Magazine 26 June 2015 Welcome to the exciting new world of the slippery slope. With the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling this Friday legalizing same sex marriage in all 50 states, social liberalism has achieved one of its central goals.…

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Strippers sell meat raffles as families eat dinner

Stuff co.nz 28 June 2015 Naked and near-naked women are being used to hawk raffle tickets in Auckland pubs, even though there are sometimes children dining with their parents in the hotels. The “tits and tickets” promotion sees strippers used…

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A sad day for humanity

Gay marriage made legal across US NZ Herald 27 June 2015 Gay and lesbian Americans have the same right to marry as any other couples, the U.S. Supreme Court declared Friday in a historic ruling deciding one of America’s most…

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Auckland rates hike: How much more will you pay?

NZ Herald 26 June 2015 About 34,000 Auckland households will pay more than $500 when they open their latest rates bills in six weeks, according to council figures. Council estimates released today show about one-in-13 of the city’s 454,000 households…

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Kiwi kids want parents to put away mobiles – study

3News 25 June 2015 Kiwi children want their parents to put down mobile phones and pay them more attention, according to a new survey. About a third of 8 to 13-year-olds surveyed said their parents spent equal or less time…

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Most support child over gay rights: poll

9News 25 June 2015 Australians support the right of a child to have a mother and a father over the right of same-sex couples to get married, an opinion poll indicates. The Galaxy poll of 1200 Australians, commissioned by the…

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European research confirms abortion increases risk of future preterm births

WorldMag 22 June 2015 Studies leading up to a 2009 meta-analysis indicate the medical community has been aware for years of a link between abortions (induced and spontaneous) and subsequent preterm births. New research from Europe pinpoints surgical dilation and…

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Down syndrome screening could eliminate a group of people, says mum

Stuff co.nz 20 June 2015 OPINION: Upon delivering my first child 11 years ago, I heard the words “Down syndrome”, and my world collapsed. Visions of children sitting passively in a corner watching life go by, not participating, kept me…

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Families Tighten Budget – So Should Councils

Media Release 25 June 2015 Family First NZ is calling on Auckland Council to do what Auckland families have had to do – tighten their belt.   “Families throughout New Zealand have, over the past years, had to make sacrifices and…

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