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What was not in the compromise
Sheila Liaugminas | 01 August 2009 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
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Current news is that one of the House committees has come out of their latest wrangling over the health bill with a compromise.



China’s abortion surge blamed on young, single women
Carolyn Moynihan | 31 July 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |  
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A report in the official Chinese newspaper China Daily reveals some shocking figures on abortion in that country: 13 million surgical abortions a year performed in hospitals, 10 million abortion pills sold every year, and unknown number of abortions done…



A daring Baltic ban on gay propaganda
Bryan P. Bradley | 31 July 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: European Union, homosexuality, Lithuania
A new Lithuanian law aims to protect minors from information that could be harmful to them.


The expanding universe of mental illness
Theron Bowers | 30 July 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: mental illness, psychiatry
Will the new psychiatric bible be a victory for science, or politics?


Does Hogwarts have a drinking problem?
Carolyn Moynihan | 30 July 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |  
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A good question, asked by New York Times Well blogger Tara Parker-Pope. In scene after scene of the movie Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, she says, “the young wizards and their adult professors are seen sipping, gulping and pouring…



Ageing Shanghai desperate for more births
Carolyn Moynihan | 30 July 2009 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
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A birth rate that has crashed to .88 children per woman and a population ageing fast have led officials in the Chinese coastal city of Shanghai to start knocking on doors to get couples to have more children.



‘I need to wait’
Christopher Blunt | 30 July 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: parenting, premarital sex, teenagers
Surprisingly good messages about teenage sex and parenthood surface in an MTV series.


‘A kindergarten class dies every week’
Sheila Liaugminas | 30 July 2009 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
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That’s what Dr. Allen Unruh told me in a phone conversation about what’s happening in South Dakota since the news media went away last year.



Undercover threat to seniors
Sheila Liaugminas | 30 July 2009 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
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And people with serious illnesses.



Divorce has lasting effects on health
Carolyn Moynihan | 29 July 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |  
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More evidence has come to light of the damage divorce does to family members. A study of 8652 people aged 51 to 61 shows that those who have been divorced, as well as those widowed, have worse health than those…


India re-colonised: the march of Western values
Anjalee Lewis | 29 July 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: homosexuality, India
The legalizing of homosexual relationships by a Delhi court shows that a global, secular culture is gaining ground.


Is there common ground in the abortion battle?
Sheila Liaugminas | 29 July 2009 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
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Italian pro-life politician Rocco Buttiglione, personal friend of Pope John Paul II, sent a thunderbolt through the longtime pro-life world this week.



This was the goal all along
Sheila Liaugminas | 29 July 2009 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
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Of the right to die movement. ‘The Hemlock Society’ became ‘Compassion and Choices.’ Softer and fuzzier.



Testament of Youth
Francis Phillips | 29 July 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: Britain
A new edition of Vera Brittain’s witness to a generation’s experience of war invites rediscovery of this classic.


Justifying one’s existence
Barbara Kay | 28 July 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, Canada, euthanasia, human dignity

Choosing to live out one’s natural life will soon be as unpopular as refusing an abortion.



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