Month: June 2015

Abortion doctor a phone call away

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NZ Herald 3 June 2015 Women seeking an abortion are being offered easier access to the procedure with a free, national telephone consultation service that started this week. Using the phone number 0800-ABORTION, the service has been set up by…

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SMACKING LAW FAIL: NZ’s shocking child abuse statistics

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Stuff co.nz 2 June 2015 A child is admitted to a New Zealand hospital every second day with injuries arising from either assault, neglect or maltreatment, research says. Nearly half of them are aged under five. The figures, which are…

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Stop Surrogacy Now: Why We Must Unite

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Public Discourse 22 May 2015 On May 11, 2015, an unprecedented global campaign was launched: Stop Surrogacy Now! What sets this campaign apart is that Stop Surrogacy Now (SSN) unites organizations and individuals with opposing positions on many other issues—including…

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Teachers back new sex education guidelines

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Radio NZ News 30 May 2015 The Ministry of Education yesterday released a new version of its sexuality education guide, updated for the first time in more than a decade. It said the changes would help encourage problem-solving and decision-making…

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Report: A third of marijuana smokers drive under the influence

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Stuff co.nz 30 May 2015 More than a third of cannabis smokers have admitted driving while high, sparking calls for random roadside saliva testing. A report surveying cannabis consumption, published by the Ministry of Health,  shows about one in 10 Kiwis…

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Euthanasia strikes a nerve

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NZ Herald 30 May 2015 It is not often I wish I was a pensioner in Wellington but I did this week. Given spare time and proximity to the city’s High Court, I would have been in the public gallery…

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Education bosses want gender-neutral uniforms in NZ schools

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OneNews 29 May 2015 A leading clothing designer has slammed a Ministry of Education proposal to introduce gender neutral uniforms to New Zealand schools, calling it a “time-wasting idea”. The Ministry is advising schools to offer gender-neutral uniforms to better…

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