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Indian “voluntary” population control
Marcus Roberts | 10 July 2013 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: forced sterilisation, Gates Foundation, India
There are over 4 million forced sterilisations in India every year!

Chinese required to provide emotional support for elderly parents
Tamara El-Rahi | 09 July 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: ageing population, China, one-child policy
Yes, even more evidence that the one-child policy is an epic fail.

Not quite Harry
Clare Cannon | 09 July 2013 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: adventure, fantasy, friendship
I had thought this series might have the broad appeal of the Potter books...

“World War Z”
Laura Cotta Ramosino | 09 July 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: family values, film reviews, zombies
Despite its absurd premise, Brad Pitt's latest film is intelligent entertainment with a deep sense of family values.

Secret surveillance expansion: How NSA powers grew
Sheila Liaugminas | 09 July 2013 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
When the government increases its power at any time for any reason, beware of two things: it won’t give it up in the future no matter who comprises ‘the government,’ and it will be applied differently under a different administration.…

Down with stifling groupthink, says Irish minister
Lucinda Creighton | 09 July 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, conscientious objection, Ireland
An extraordinary speech against her government's abortion bill could get a rising star expelled from her party.

“The Last Man in Russia”
Francis Phillips | 08 July 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: alcoholism, Communism, Russia, Soviet Union
Russia is dying. Its population is shrinking. Its people are drinking themselves to death. Why?

Why do so many American ‘journalists’ appear to hate actual journalism?
Nicole Hemmer | 08 July 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: privacy, surveillance, whistleblowers
The leaks by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden have sparked a debate in the US over whether journalists can also be activists.

When swimming fully dressed is still too revealing
Tamara El-Rahi | 07 July 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Elham Asghari, Iran, swimming record
Iranian swimmer denied a 20-km record because of her apparently revealing attire.

Pope defends faith as road to truth
Carter Griffin | 07 July 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: atheism, Catholic Church, faith and reason, Pope Francis
The first encyclical of the new Pope -- Lumen Fidei, "The Light of Faith" -- is an outreach to non-believers and wavering Christians.

Why are French Women Still Having Babies
Marcus Roberts | 05 July 2013 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: families, France, government subsidies
The French Government is keeping its lavish subsidies for children and families.

Feminism through the life cycle
Nicole M. King | 05 July 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Betty Friedan, feminism, work-life balance
Women bought into a mystique that left them even more alone and conflicted in their pursuit of fulfilment.

The other problem that has no name
Ryan C. MacPherson | 05 July 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Betty Friedan, feminism, masculinity
On the 50th anniversary of Betty Friedan's influential book The Feminine Mystique, we have to ask whether the American dream has been a disappointment for men as well.

Sound and fury in Texas late-term abortion fight
Sheila Liaugminas | 05 July 2013 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: abortion on demand, human life, late term abortion, Live Action, Planned Parenthood, Texas abortion law, Wendy Davis
The Gosnell abortion trial was so graphically revealing of what abortion is and does, it made some pro-choice people re-think their beliefs. And others redouble their efforts to ensure it’s available on demand at all times, no matter what.

US Independence Day weekend 2013
Sheila Liaugminas | 05 July 2013 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: conscience rights, HHS mandate, Independence Day 2013, Obamacare, religious freedom
What’s the state of the union built on the freedoms we celebrate this weekend? In a word, threatened.

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