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Opinion: Assisted suicide a deadly new form of normal

Waterloo Record - ‎11 hours ago‎
Pressed as to why, in the age of miracles and wonders such as telemedicine, simply getting a second opinion would constitute unreasonable delay, Patterson replied: "Maybe there will be an app we can use.

Cruz app data collection helps campaign read minds of voters - ‎12 hours ago‎
The Cruz app prompts supporters to register using their Facebook logins, giving the campaign access to personal information such as their name, age range, gender, location and photograph, plus lists of friends and relatives. Those without a Facebook ...

The new sex shop: Today's stores promote health and education

The Globe and Mail - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
What's more, she says, the age of consent in Canada is 16. “The idea that you can't go into a sex shop and see a vibrator when you're 16 or 17 - to me that just doesn't make any sense.

Eight in Ten (80%) Canadians Support Advance Consent to Physician-Assisted Dying (press release) (registration) (blog) - ‎14 hours ago‎
Support remains strong among every demographic group studied, including gender, age, region, political stripe, among healthcare providers, Catholics and Protestants, and among those who are permanently or severely physically disabled, have ...

February 10, 2016 | Consent culture workshops face resistance, says UMSU womyn's rep

The Manitoban - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
At a recent University of Manitoba Students' Union (UMSU) council meeting, UMSU womyn's representative Alana Robert expressed disappointment with several student councils, calling them out for their failure to participate in consent culture workshops ...
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Adam Johnson: Sunderland player pleads guilty to sexual activity with 15-year-old girl

The Guardian - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Johnson is accused of grooming the teenager between 30 December 2014 and 26 February 2015 and having met with her to carry out sexual activity knowing that she was under 16, the age of consent. Standing in the dock, Johnson answered “guilty”.

Divorce For UAE Resident Under UAE Family Law And Hindu Marriage Act 1995

Mondaq News Alerts (registration) - ‎14 hours ago‎
A Party was Under the Age of Consent - If you were married while you are under the legal age, your marriage may be annulled.

Online legal publishers squabble over the right to copyright the law

Ars Technica - ‎12 hours ago‎
"According to Lawriter's records, however, Fastcase has not entered into a subscription with Lawriter for the Electronic Files and therefore appears to be offering the Electronic Files without Lawriter's consent or authorization, and in violation of ...
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Cookies on the BBC website

BBC News - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
This practice is not against the law in South Africa but it has to be done with consent. Community leader Dudu Zwane has made it her mission to encourage young girls to abstain from sex.

The First Children Who Led Sad Lives

Smithsonian - ‎14 hours ago‎
Three months after the wedding, Knox, who had moved to Louisiana with her husband, died of malaria at the age of 21. In January of 1853, two months before his ... “I yielded consent,” Grant stated, “but with a wounded heart.” His fears were well grounded.

Love and marriage in medieval England

BBC History Magazine (blog) - ‎14 hours ago‎
Marriage was the only acceptable place for sex and as a result Christians were allowed to marry from puberty onwards, generally seen at the time as age 12 for women and 14 for men. Parental consent was not required. When this law finally changed in ...

Weird soap storylines that everyone has forgotten about from Emmerdale to Eastenders

Metro - ‎19 hours ago‎
When you have long running characters in soap who remain in the residence for years and even decades, sometimes they can become involved in an implausible amount of dramas to keep them fresh and interesting.

Elderly patients rarely included in decision to use intensive care

Reuters - ‎13 hours ago‎
Legally, no medical decision should be made without the patient's consent, Le Guen told Reuters Health by email. But based on the results of his team's study, there seems to be a discrepancy between what doctors say is important, like the patient's ...

Chelsea Clinton: I left the Baptist church at age 6 because it was pro-life

Lifesite - ‎10 hours ago‎
The United Methodist Church opposes abortion in many instances in which Hillary Clinton would approve it - demanding parental consent while opposing partial birth abortion and using abortion as a method of birth control. Its official doctrine allows ...
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What It's Like To Be A Young Woman At Risk For Zika Virus — & Have Few Birth Control Options

Refinery29 - ‎11 hours ago‎
Pregnant woman Angelica Prato, infected by the Zika virus, is attended to at a hospital in Cucuta, Colombia, on January 25. Authorities in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador and Jamaica have advised couples to avoid pregnancy for the time being due ...
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The Deadpool Moment: The Secret History of Marvel's Boom Brand

Vulture - ‎17 hours ago‎
Back in the Joe Kelly run, a female shape-shifter villain took advantage of a drunk Wade and had intercourse with him while pretending to be someone else - only for Wade to wake and find he'd had his consent violated by this evil trick of identity ...

Idaho Medical Marijuana Initiative 2016: Where State Stands on Legalizing Weed

Mic - ‎16 hours ago‎
Lowe's partner was above the age of consent at the time in Georgia, where the tape was filmed, but it was illegal to film the sexual encounter.

Teen romance in line of child abuse law fire

Calcutta Telegraph - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
This law cannot have a blanket age of consent. The world has changed and teenagers, whether we like it or not, are sexually active.
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Sunderland Player Released After Pleading Guilty To Sexual Activity With A Child

Deadspin - ‎11 hours ago‎
Johnson is accused of grooming the teenager between 30 December 2014 and 26 February 2015 and having met with her to carry out sexual activity knowing that she was under 16, the age of consent. Standing in the dock, Johnson answered “guilty”.
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'It's my only chance of a good education': Girls offered top scholarships if they can prove they're VIRGINS

The Sun - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Ms Dlodlo, from the Emcitsheni village in rural KwaZulu-Natal, is already two years over the age of consent in Africa. But an exception makes it legal for young people over the age of 12 but under 16 to engage in sexual activity.