Could we choose to dialogue?

April 22nd, 2014 No comments
“Anti-choice”, “pro-abortion” — let’s stop the name calling and talk about principles.

“Choice” is perhaps the most hotly contested term in the right-to-life debate, and as their self-description suggests, it is the pro-choice side of the argument who consider their understanding of it as the most accurate, principled, and pro-woman. Hence their increasing use of “anti-choice” as a description of pro-life advocates. Read more…

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Are we ready for the “grey tsunami”?

April 22nd, 2014 No comments

by Marcus Roberts

As we’ve often mentioned on this blog, much of the world is facing an ageing population (a “grey/gray tsunami” as some commentators have named it).  Many countries face the near future involving a greater percentage of their population in the age bracket 65+ years old. This greater elderly cohort has all sorts of implications for our societies and economies. This tsunami is rushing nearing and more and more are starting to ask: what will happen when it hits? Read more…

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In a world of family change, how are children faring?

April 22nd, 2014 No comments
A new report provides a unique global picture of family factors affecting child well-being.

Families around the world are changing dramatically. The newly released World Family Map 2014 from the US research centre Child Trends provides an evidence base for strategies to improve child wellbeing. In this Q&A with MercatorNet the project’s co-director Laura Lippman notes some of the major findings. Read more…

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Earth Day eco-villains: our top 10

April 22nd, 2014 No comments
We out some offenders that have been flying under the radar.

Carolyn Moynihan

It’s Earth Day again, an occasion on which to reflect on our sins against the environment and make resolutions to clean up our act. We are familiar with the usual suspects: overpopulation, oil companies, overpopulation, chocolate, cattle farmers, the coal industry… and did I mention overpopulation?

Well, forget all that. Here’s our top 10 eco-villains, most of them getting away with ecological murder to date. Read more…

Alabama Supreme Court Ruling Could End Legal Abortion in America

April 22nd, 2014 No comments

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In a case unrelated to abortion, the Alabama Supreme Court rendered a decision that could topple the legal spires of unholy abortions here in the United States. Read more…

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Calif. moves to ban judges affiliated with Boy Scouts

April 22nd, 2014 No comments

by Patrick Howley

California is proposing to ban members of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) from serving as judges because the Boy Scouts do not allow gay troop leaders, The Daily Caller has learned. Read more…

Chinese Government Publicly Threatens Birth-Violators

April 22nd, 2014 No comments

China-expert releases photos of propaganda menacing violators of China’s one-child policy

WASHINGTON DC: Population Research Institute released photos of official Chinese signs and banners threatening those who dissent from the government’s one-child policy with forced abortions and sterilizations. Read more…

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The importance of Mum-time

April 17th, 2014 No comments
BY NICOLE M. KING

The News Story – In turnaround, more moms are staying home, study says

In a happy piece of news, a study by the Pew Research Center reveals that more moms are staying at home to care for their children. Read more…

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Have we lost our ability to disagree?

April 17th, 2014 No comments

We have devolved.

That’s not news, except to those people who haven’t been paying attention. How long ago did we actually exercise our right to disagree with facility and reason, in this representative republic, this exercise in democracy? And especially, with dignity? Read more…

Belgium: accelerating down the slippery slope

April 17th, 2014 No comments
BY MICHAEL COOK

Involuntary euthanasia is acceptable medical treatment, according to a recent official statement by the Belgian Society of Intensive Care Medicine. Although voluntary euthanasia is legal is Belgium under some circumstances, involuntary euthanasia is basically illegal. Read more…