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Carolyn Moynihan

Carolyn Moynihan is a New Zealand journalist with a special interest in family issues. She began her working life as a secondary school teacher but always fancied the life of the scribe. Too late, she realised that the latter is even more work than teaching Shakespeare to 15-year-olds and the pay is generally less. Being a reluctant geek, she has never quite got over the surprise of finding herself the deputy editor of an online magazine—a pleasant sensation for the most part.

She once wrote a book—the history of New Zealand’s own anti-porn movement in its heyday—for which she got mixed reviews and no awards. She lives in the country’s largest city, Auckland, which is three hours by plane from Sydney—the hub of MercatorNet—and too far for comfort from anywhere else of importance. Still, it is a very nice vantage point from which to meddle in the affairs of the world.

Will 2015 be the last Mother’s Day ever?
8 May 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Mother's Day, same-sex marriage
The family is evolving, so perhaps we have finished with this celebration.

The Charlie Hebdo PEN award for courage is misplaced
7 May 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: blasphemy, Charlie Hebdo, free speech
Mocking and degrading revered religious figures comes too close to hatred of believers.

How safe is Gardasil for young girls?
4 May 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Gardasil, HPV, infertility
An Australian doctor’s experience with menopausal teenagers raises serious concerns.

A good day at the Supreme Court
1 May 2015 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: same-sex marriage, US Supreme Court
Why the rush to redefine marriage? ask justices.

A startling admission at same-sex marriage hearing
30 Apr 2015 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: religious liberty, same-sex marriage, US Supreme Court
Obama's solicitor says he 'doesn't know' the effect on religious schools.

Meanwhile, outside the court…
30 Apr 2015 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: freedom of conscience, freedom of expression, same-sex marriage
... a question of fairness to gay marriage objectors brings surprising answers.

Earth Day brings lessons in the nature of things
22 Apr 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: climate change, environmentalism, natural law
The greens are right, we have to respect nature – all of it.

Hillary’s family values pitch
14 Apr 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: 2016 elections, abortion, family values, feminism, Hillary Clinton
Mrs Clinton has finally outed herself as a pro-woman, pro-family candidate for the US presidency.

Who will inherit the earth? Not atheists, anyway
10 Apr 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: demography, religion
New research shows that the religious population is growing faster than the non-religious.

Same-sex parenting and emotional harm: critiquing the critics
7 Apr 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: same-sex marriage, same-sex parenting, SCOTUS
The least harm deniers could do is read the studies they are attacking.

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