Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Child abuse scandals rock Hollywood. Or not.

Just as the sordid but ongoing saga of filmmaker and convicted pedophile Roman Polanski fades once again from the headlines, stories of child abuse in Hollywood have erupted again, with an unprecedented frequency. Of course, if you don’t know where to look for this sort of news, you might never have heard a thing.

READ MORE: http://www.theinterim.com/features/child-abuse-scandals-rock-hollywood-or-not/.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Do we need a morality pill?

Princeton bioethicist Peter Singer and a research assistant, Agata Sagan, proposed a “morality pill” in a column in the New York Times this week. They speculate that moral behaviour is at least in part biochemically determined. Hence, it should be possible to engineer moral behaviour with drugs.

READ MORE: Do we need a morality pill?.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Power increases infidelity among men and women.

Abstract: Data from a large survey of 1,561 professionals were used to examine the relationship between power and infidelity and the process underlying this relationship.

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Monday, January 23, 2012

Guyana: Woman accuses Dr. Sahadeo of rape during abortion

A woman claiming to be a former patient of Dr Rama Sahadeo says she is willing to testify to the Medical Council of Guyana, and even in court about being drugged and raped at his clinic some 35 years ago.

READ MORE: Guyana: Woman accuses Dr. Sahadeo of rape during abortion.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Man sexually abuses dog, posts pictures online

METAIRIE, LA (CNN/WVUE) – State police arrested 21-year-old Blake Sanderford and charged him with taking video while he sexually abused his dog and then posting pictures of the assault on the internet.

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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Estimating the prevalence of infertility in Canada

BACKGROUND: Over the past 10 years, there has been a significant increase in the use of assisted reproductive technologies in Canada, however, little is known about the overall prevalence of infertility in the population. The purpose of the present study was to estimate the prevalence of current infertility in Canada according to three definitions of the risk of conception.

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Ukrainian Parliament banned broadcasting of palm reading programs

On January, 12, the Ukrainian Parliament banned broadcasting of programs in which palm reading services are rendered , reports Christian Telegraph in reference to the Pavel Unguryan press room.

READ MORE: Ukrainian Parliament banned broadcasting of palm reading programs.

Frying our logic circuits over the abortion issue

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You can’t discriminate against adults with Down Syndrome any more than you can discriminate against women or black people. So if you bestow human rights on some fetuses, how do you justify not bestowing them on all?

READ MORE: Chris Selley: Frying our logic circuits over the abortion issue

Father Raymond J. de Souza: The female screams we don’t want to hear

QUOTE: The editorial that sparked this week’s debate was written by Dr. Rajendra Kale, interim editor-in-chief of the Canadian Medical Association Journal. His editorials are expansive in scope. He has called on all doctors to support stiffer penalties for head injuries in hockey. He has argued that parking fees at hospitals are the equivalent of user fees for medical service, and therefore contrary to the Canada Health Act. He will find that he is likely to make more progress on head injuries and free parking than on sex selection and abortion. The world has known about it a long time. It just doesn’t care.

READ MORE: Father Raymond J. de Souza: The female screams we don’t want to hear.

Norway authorities take away Indian couple's kids, say feeding with hands wrong

New Delhi: Anurup and Sagarika Bhattacharya - an Indian couple from Kolkata are living a nightmare in Norway. Their children - a three-year-old son and one-year-old daughter - were taken away from them by Norway's child protective services and placed in foster care eight months ago.

READ MORE: Norway authorities take away Indian couple's kids, say feeding with hands wrong.

Wrong to condemn gender abortions and not others

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But if, under Canadian law, the fetus does not have rights, why is the notion of sex-selection abortion so repugnant to so many? Hence the rather pointed commentary indicating that perhaps opposition to female feticide can, and should be extended to male babies too. In a rare admission, Marni Soupcoff writes, “One does solve the whole sex discrimination problem both ways by banning abortion, of course. Just sayin’ …”

READ MORE: Wrong to condemn gender abortions and not others.

Report claiming rise in ‘unsafe’ abortions worldwide is disputed

A British pro-life group has said that new claims that the number of “unsafe” abortions has risen worldwide are “dubious”.

READ MORE: Report claiming rise in ‘unsafe’ abortions worldwide is disputed.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Abortionomics Study a Fraud

It was billed as a groundbreaking press conference last week by Merle Hoffman, founder and owner of one of the first and largest abortion clinics in the United States and author of Intimate Wars: The Life and Times of the Woman Who Brought Abortion from the Back Alley to the Boardroom, which oddly enough is being published this month by Feminist Press.

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Massachusetts court overturns decision ordering abortion, sterilization

A Massachusetts appeals court has struck down a lower court decision ordering a pregnant 32-year-old schizophrenic woman to undergo an abortion and sterilization.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

An 'up-beat' Irish pro-life group

For nearly twenty years, YD has held weekly information sessions in Dublin city centre, and they now happily announce that the 1000th such street session has taken place. In sun and rain and wind, in cold and icy weather, and hot weather, the young YD volunteers have stood patiently and courageously in Dublin’s O’Connell Street, week after week.

READ MORE: An 'up-beat' Irish pro-life group .

Age at first anal sex and HIV/STI vulnerability among gay men in Australia.

ObjectivesTo determine whether there is a link between age at first anal intercourse (AFAI) and gay men's HIV/sexually transmissible infection (STI) vulnerability, including tendencies to engage in higher risk sexual behaviour.

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Socio-economic resources and first-union formation in Finland, cohorts born 1969-81.

QUOTE: The aim of this study, which was based on Finnish register data, was to find out how the socio-economic resources of young adults affect first-union formation, and whether the effects vary by sex or union type.

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Monday, January 16, 2012

There are limits to personal autonomy

In defense of the pernicious proposition that all mentally competent Canadians should have a legal right to medical assistance in committing suicide, the “expert panel” of the Royal Society of Canada on end-of-life decision making contends, in its recent report, that: “Autonomy (or the capacity for self-determination) is a paramount value to Canadians. Respect for autonomy requires respect for competent individuals’ free and informed decisions with respect to how and when they die.”

READ MORE: There are limits to personal autonomy.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Woman says her fake penis got her fired

A northeastern Pennsylvania woman is suing a South Jersey-based maker of frozen treats and other snack foods, claiming that she was wrongfully fired because she wore a prosthetic penis to work.

READ MORE: Woman says her fake penis got her fired.

Pro-Abortion Vandalism at Mother and Child House

Another incident of pro-abortion vandalism has occurred at NB Right to Life’s Mother and Child House in Fredericton. Sometime Wednesday night-Thursday morning the word “Choice” was spray-painted in large letters, along with a heart shape, on the side of the building facing the Morgentaler Clinic.

READ MORE: Pro-Abortion Vandalism at Mother and Child House.

Corey Feldman to write a book on Hollywood paedophiles

Los Angeles: Former child star Corey Feldman, who featured in 'The Goonies', 'Stand By Me' and 'The Lost Boys', claims to have been sexually abused by paedophiles when he was a teenager and says he will reveal their names in a book. "When I was 14 and 15, things were happening to me. These older men were leching around like vultures. It was basically me laying there pretending I was asleep and them going about their business," the 40-year-old told The Sun in an interview.

READ MORE: Corey Feldman to write a book on Hollywood paedophiles.

NB Government tries to block abortion inquiry

The provincial government has asked a New Brunswick judge to block a board of inquiry from hearing a human rights complaint that challenges the province’s abortion laws.

READ MORE: NB Government tries to block abortion inquiry.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Executive functioning and alcohol binge drinking in university students.

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CONCLUSIONS: BD is associated with poorer performance of executive functions subserved by the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. The results do not support enhanced vulnerability of women to alcohol neurotoxic effects. These difficulties may reflect developmental delay or frontal lobe dysfunction.


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