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What daddy’s little girl learns from her father
Tamara El-Rahi | 19 February 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: daughters, fatherhood, parenting
A father's behaviour impacts his daughter's self-worth and her expectations of men.

Swedish nurse takes a stand on conscience rights
Mariola O'Brien | 19 February 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, conscience protection, Sweden
If soldiers can object to using weapons, why can't health professionals refuse to assist at abortions?

Vatican attacked again by UN committee
Sheila Liaugminas | 18 February 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Holy See, secular ideology, UN Commission on the Rights of the Child, UN Permanent Observer, United Nations, Vatican human rights concerns
If the Catholic Church is so out of touch and irrelevant, why the concerted efforts at the UN to drive out the Vatican’s influence?

Killing Americans abroad: has Obama’s policy changed?
Matthew Sussex | 18 February 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Barack Obama, drones, targeted assassination, USA
The ethics of execution without a trial need to be debated.

What would Lincoln say about same-sex marriage?
Michael Cook | 18 February 2014 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: same-sex marriage, Virginia
Check out Robert Reilly's incisive analysis of a Virginia judge's ruling that a ban on same-sex marriage violates the state constitution. He appeals to Presidents Jefferson and Lincoln and concludes that: "Judge Wright Allen’s ruling is an act of will,…

Quebec should beware of euthanasia
Margaret Somerville | 18 February 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: assisted suicide, Canada, euthanasia, Quebec
Respect for life is more than a Christian bias. It is a foundational value of all human societies.

Unwanted children sold as slaves
Tim Golden | 18 February 2014 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: historical fiction
The plight of illegitimate children in 17th-century England was bleak.

Simple things make a happy marriage
Nicole M. King | 17 February 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
Say "I love you", stay affectionate and be generous.

Is “sex worker” a legitimate phrase?
Mary Rose Somarriba | 17 February 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: prostitution
Most women working as prostitutes did not freely choose to do so. It's not a profession but an oppression.

Being and Being Bought
Pauline Cooper-Ioelu | 17 February 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, feminism, prostitution, surrogacy
A new feminist book sees both prostitution and surrogacy as anti-woman.

Facebook’s ‘look back’ is marketing in mufti
Paul Harrison and Michaela Jackson | 17 February 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Facebook, marketing, social media
It's designed to make us think that the product is an essential part of everyday life.

Can judges redefine reality? In Virginia, yes.
Robert R. Reilly | 17 February 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Founding Fathers, homosexuality, same-sex marriage, Virginia
A recent ruling on same-sex marriage ignores the fundamentals of human sexuality.

Population ageing affects Hong Kong
Marcus Roberts | 17 February 2014 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: Hong Kong, immigration, population ageing, workforce
Hong Kong is concerned about the slowdown in its population growth and its ageing workforce.

Demography on campus
Shannon Roberts | 16 February 2014 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: media, overpopulation, research
More universities are offering demography study paths

Belgium extends euthanasia to children
Paul Russell | 15 February 2014 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: Belgium, euthanasia
Sick children can now ask for lethal injections.

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