Month: May 2011

The danger of sex selection

From Australia’s news.com.au Sex selection of foetuses in India has led to 7.1 million fewer girls than boys up to age six, a gender gap that has widened by more than a million in a decade, according to a study…

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Teenage boys more likely to struggle with parental separation

From the Sydney Morning Herald Teenage boys tend to have a harder time than girls in adjusting to their parents’ separation, and are more likely to want them to re-unite, a study shows. More boys than girls surveyed felt it…

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Child Pageants bad for mental health of kids

From the Australian Associated Press Australian and New Zealand psychiatrists have backed calls for child beauty pageants to be banned, saying they encourage the sexualisation of children and can cause developmental harm. The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of…

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Good News Story of the Day! People Power

From the Ashburton Guardian today Ashburton’s brothel now on the backburner The licensee of a Christchurch escort agency is shelving plans to establish a brothel in Ashburton. Plans for the brothel were opposed by ministers of the town and Family…

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Family First Midweek Update (24 May) – hot off the press!

1.Call for Minister of Children Well-Intentioned but Flawed Media Release 22 May 2011 Family First NZ is rejecting Labour’s call for a Minister for Children saying that the concept is well-intended but flawed because it fails to recognize the essential…

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The illusion of limiting legalized euthanasia

According to a recent article published in Current Oncology by Dr. José Pereira, Medical Chief of Palliative Care at Bruyère Continuing Care in Ottawa, so-called safeguards to limit the practice of legalized euthanasia don’t work Dr. Pereira addresses the safeguards…

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More problems with RU486

From Lifesite News A Portuguese girl who underwent an RU-486 medical abortion died of a severe infection of a type that has previously been linked to use of the drug regimen, the country’s government has said. The girl’s death was…

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Modern life has made children weaker in the last decade

The Telegraph in the UK highlights this British study – applicable to kiwi kids also A shift away from traditional activities like climbing trees, ropes and wall bars has made modern 10-year-olds physically weaker than their counterparts a decade ago. They…

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