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| 30 November 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |
A lengthy article about evangelical women in a recent New York Times Magazine is not for the faint of heart. Though it’s titled “Housewives of God”, it delves into issues as complex as church, social, and cultural history, and women’s…
Have US conscience clause protections been eviscerated?
James S. Cole
| 30 November 2010 | FEATURES |
An American nurse who was forced to participate in a late-term abortion has effectively nowhere she can lodge a grievance.
Theodore Dalrymple applies the scalpel to Britain's toxic cult of sentimentality.
| 30 November 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |
The nonsense of Wikileaks’ grand exhibition these past several months is not something I intended to cover or comment on. Its self-aggrandizement has generated enough international news. But the depth and breadth of these breaches are so stunningly defiant of…
NZ study will keep tabs on 7000 children
| 29 November 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |
The first results from a New Zealand cohort study were published over the weekend with great fanfare, the first NZ Herald headline reading, “40pc of pregnancies unplanned”. I think we were meant to be shocked rather than delighted at the…
Pop media soft-peddling death
| 29 November 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |
As usual, it’s being done under the disguise of compassion. This storyline is getting mainstreamed, and even if well-intended, it’s dangerous.
No more “mental retardation”. So?
I would prefer my daughter to be called a “retard" and know that abortion of babies with Down syndrome had ceased.
Count me in
Christina has trisomy 21, but socially she makes her extra chromosome count.
| 28 November 2010 | READING MATTERS |
This light-hearted science fiction book made Amazon's "Best of 2010" list.
Thanksgiving is all about people
| 28 November 2010 | TIGER PRINT
In a word, it’s all about connections – family, friends. You can’t imagine not being with the people you love; so much so that anyone not surrounded by family and friends on the day will receive numerous invitations to join…
Elderly man shoots sick wife in ‘‘mercy killing’’ at nursing home
| 27 November 2010 | CAREFUL! |
Roy Charles Laird, 88, was arrested this week after allegedly shooting his 86-year-old wife, Clara Laird, in her California nursing home. The couple’s daughter described the act as a “mercy killing”. Laird staunchly persisted in feeding and bathing his wife,…
Coal, conservation and the value of human life
New Zealand owes it to the 29 men who died at the Pike River mine to get these values in the right order.
12 things your MP never told you about the family…
| 26 November 2010 | FEATURES |
... but ought to, before consulting you about same-sex marriage.
| 25 November 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |
A Certain Music
While it’s Thanksgiving in America, it’s mourning in New Zealand. For me, the two are connected.
| 25 November 2010 | READING MATTERS |
This is one of those special stories that brings heart into history, giving new poignancy to something you’ve known a long time.
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