Archive for the ‘Culture’ Category

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In Bad Economy, Divorcing is Even Harder To Do

November 18, 2008

Bonnie Rabin is fond of saying that divorce lawyers are a bit like liquor stores. They’re busiest in the really good times, and the really bad. These, of course, would be the bad times.

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Jamaica Parliament to Make Important Decision on Abortion

November 18, 2008

jamaica-flag7.jpgMembers of the Joint Select Parliamentary Committee of Jamaica squirmed with unease in their seats – some even leaving the room – while watching a video depicting various abortion procedures.

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United Methodist Church has Gradually Moved Away from its Pro-choice Stance

November 17, 2008

With the strengthening of Democratic congressional majorities, the election of Barack Obama, and liberal victories on state ballot initiatives concerning abortion, bioethics, and assisted suicide, the last two weeks have given little for pro-lifers to celebrate. Yet pro-lifers have also seen the emergence of more encouraging trends in unlikely places.

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Nebraska Parents Rush to Leave Children at Hospitals Before ‘Safe Haven’ Law Changes

November 14, 2008

nebraska-leg.jpgThe mother was running out of more than patience when she abandoned her 18-year-old daughter at a hospital over the weekend under Nebraska’s safe-haven law. She was also running out of time: She knew that state lawmakers would soon meet in a special session to amend the ill-fated law so that it would apply to newborns only.

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Anti-abortion Groups Jolted by Election Day Defeats

November 12, 2008

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Despite election setbacks on many fronts, anti-abortion leaders sound more defiant than deflated as they brace for a future with fewer friends in high places. 

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Catholic Bishops Vow to Fight Obama on Abortion

November 12, 2008

catholic-bishops1.jpgThe nation’s Roman Catholic bishops vowed Tuesday to forcefully confront the Obama administration over its support for abortion rights, saying the church and religious freedom could be under attack in the new presidential administration.

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Legality of California’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban Challenged

November 11, 2008

The future of same-sex marriage in the Golden State will rest, once again, in the hands of its highest court. But this time, its fate will hinge on a different question: Can a state constitutional ban on same-sex marriage go before voters? Or must it go before the legislature first?

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