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  • Minnesota Supreme Court finds implied-consent law for drunken drivers constitutional

    02/11/2015 8:05:17 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 11 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 2-11-15 | David Chanen
    Despite national court decisions limiting police in obtaining a blood-alcohol sample without a warrant, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that doing so doesn’t violate the state and U.S. Constitutions. As a result, in Minnesota, a suspected drunken driver can still be charged with refusing a breath or blood test if arresting officers believe there’s enough evidence to get a search warrant to require the test — even if they don’t obtain the warrant. Only a few states have a similar implied-consent law. The issue, which reached the state Supreme Court in a case involving William Bernard Jr., has been...
  • Anti-Christian Activist: God Raped Mary

    01/05/2015 7:34:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | January 5, 2015 | Matt Barber
    One of the secular left’s latest windmills at which to tilt is America’s fanciful “rape culture.” There is a universal ethos of violence against women, as they imagine it, that stems from a millennia-old global patriarchy chiefly derived from religion in general and Judeo-Christianity in particular (another of their pet nemeses). Paradoxically, these “progressive” Don Quixotes actually believe in said “rape culture,” something that, outside of Islam, does not exist, while they disbelieve in their Creator, Christ Jesus, who both did and does exist. Exhibit A, of course, is the now-debunked UVA fraternity gang-rape hoax concocted in the disturbed minds...
  • More evidence that the left wants to get into your bedroom

    11/24/2014 12:50:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/24/2014 | Noah Rothman
    The American right was at once mocked and feared by liberals for the scrutiny they devoted to the sex lives of average Americans. This impulse among conservatives culminated in George W. BushÂ’s administrationÂ’s unsuccessful attempt to enshrine heterosexual marriage into the U.S. Constitution. The critiques of social conservatism in the last decade as prudish and meddling were well-founded, but that seems like a generation ago. As American conservatism continues to embrace a more libertarian view on those policies which relate to the policing of consensual relationships, the left has become consumed with supervising sexual activity and defining more and...
  • LAUSD argued middle schooler can consent to sex with teacher [updated]

    11/13/2014 4:40:29 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 51 replies
    KPCC (89.3 FM) ^ | 11/13/14 | Karen Foshay
    Last November, Los Angeles Unified School District lawyers fighting a civil lawsuit argued in court that a 14-year-old middle school student was mature enough to consent to having sex with her 28-year-old teacher, and that she bore some responsibility for what happened. The district's attorneys also introduced the girl's sexual history into the trial as part of their defense strategy. Two legal experts sharply criticized the school district for using those tactics. They also said the case highlights a little-known conflict in California law: while the age of consent is firmly set at 18 in criminal cases, at least two...
  • ACT NOW on Senate Baby DNA Bill

    07/09/2014 3:33:22 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 6 replies
    The Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act is waiting in the US Senate for a vote. Last week, before the House voted on it, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann went to the floor of the House and said parent consent should be required. But it passed without consent requirements. Now, the U.S. Senate is planning to vote on the HouseĘĽs newborn screening bill and send it to the President. The Senate wants to hotline it, but we want to stop it unless it has written informed parent consent for the government storage, use, analysis, and sharing of newborn DNA. Call your Senators...
  • WARNING: Eight EHR Hazards (electronic health records)

    07/09/2014 3:15:22 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 6 replies
    CCHFREEDOM.ORG ^ | 7-9-14 | Twila Brase
    There's triple trouble with electronic health records: patient safety, medical privacy, and data security. And there are at least eight hazards. But much taxpayer money has been thrown at the highly speculative, untested EHR for political and profit purposes. And there are at least eight hazards. But much taxpayer money has been thrown at the highly speculative, untested EHR for political and profit purposes. England has already tried and failed. The National Health Service, which serves a population of 53 million, began building a national EHR system in 2002. By 2007, it missed key deadlines. In 2011, the $20 billion...
  • CA Bill Demands Verbal or Written Consent for Sex on College Campuses

    06/05/2014 11:34:11 AM PDT · by Lmo56 · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/4/14 | Daniel Nussbaum
    A newly amended bill from a California lawmaker would require college students to stop in the heat of passion and establish verbal or written consent before having sex anywhere on campus, reports L.A. Weekly. SB 967, amended last week by state Sen. Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles), would mandate that college students obtain "an affirmative, unambiguous, and conscious decision by each participant to engage in mutually agreed-upon sexual activity."
  • Supreme Court: Pennsylvania cops no longer need a warrant to search citizens’ vehicles

    04/30/2014 2:36:59 PM PDT · by doc390 · 44 replies ^ | 04/30/2014 | Brett Hambright
    Pennsylvania police officers no longer need a warrant to search a citizen’s vehicle, according to a recent state Supreme Court opinion. The high court’s opinion, released Tuesday, is being called a drastic change in citizens’ rights and police powers.
  • I rescind my consent to be governed

    01/29/2014 6:26:10 AM PST · by foznots · 53 replies
    foznots ^ | 1-29-2014 | foznots
    So, the constitution is gone and the three co-equal branches of government are being neutered by a petulant child with a pen playing dictator and I can only come to one conclusion. I rescind my consent to be governed.
  • Consent at Kings Orientation Week (Celebrating Consent)

    09/08/2013 9:02:41 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 4 replies
    You Tube ^ | September 8, 2013 | Anna Dubinski
    Celebrating consent? Whatever happened to celebrating keeping it in your pants?
  • Peter Tatchell and the Age of Sexual Consent

    06/21/2013 5:42:00 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 15 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 21 June 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    Peter Tatchell, the UK's most prominent homosexual activist, has done more than advocating the abolition of the age of consent, he has broken the age of consent law in Britain: "As a gay 18-year-old Australian, anti-Vietnam war draft-dodger, he came to the UK in 1971 and set up home with a 16-year-old gay lover in Shepherd’s Bush. The pair despised the law and so defied it." The homosexual age of consent in England then was 21, not 16. Later he campaigned for lowering it to 16, and now he wants it lowered again to 14. The trend is clear. When...
  • ‘Undocumented Workers’: Dating Underaged Girls Americans Won’t Date

    04/04/2013 4:01:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | April 4, 2013 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Say hello to Jose Zarata, 25, described by a sheriff’s deputy in Maricopa County, Arizona, as “a non-U.S. citizen who has been living in the country without proper authorization.” Turns out there were other things Jose wanted to do “without proper authorization,” such as dating the 13-year-old daughter of Maria Saucedo. She said “no,” so Jose shot her in the chest. The Associated Press won’t call Jose Zarata an “illegal immigrant,” nor will they mention that the age of consent is 12 in Mexico, so we have to turn to other sources....
  • NOAA is buying thousands of rounds of hollow point .40 JHP ammo.

    08/14/2012 9:43:46 AM PDT · by John S Mosby · 50 replies
    Federal Biz Opps Web site ^ | August 10, 2012 | General Services Administration
    "The DOC NOAA National Weather Service - Western Acquisition Division, Boulder, requires the following items, Purchase Description Determined by Line Item, to the following: LI 001: 16,000 rounds of ammunition for semiautomatic pistols to be factory-loaded .40 S&W caliber, 180-grain jacketed hollow point (JHP). No reloads may be used with these weapons. All service furnished ammunition for issued firearms will be U.S. factory production. Inside Delivery to locations below:
  • California considers DNA privacy law

    05/22/2012 11:20:10 AM PDT · by Theoria · 1 replies
    Nature ^ | 18 May 2012 | Helen Shen
    Academic researchers fear measures would prohibit work with genetic databases. California lawmakers are weighing a bill aimed at protecting their state's citizens from surreptitious genetic testing but scientists are voicing their growing concerns that, if passed, such a law would have a costly and damaging effect on research. The bill, dubbed the Genetic Information Privacy Act, would require an individual’s written consent for the collection, analysis, retention, and sharing of his or her genetic information—including DNA, genetic test results, and even family disease history. “It’s becoming easier and quicker and cheaper for people to obtain their genetic profile or genetic...
  • Senate GOP to retaliate after Reid maneuver by withholding consent

    10/10/2011 8:28:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/10/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Harry Reid detonated his nuclear option to protect Barack Obama from his own jobs bill.  Now he and his caucus have to get ready for the fallout: Senate Republicans vow they will retaliate for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) decision to unilaterally change the Senate’s rules Thursday without prior warning or negotiation.Republican aides say their bosses will now be even more reluctant to allow the Senate to conduct routine business by unanimous consent, forcing Reid to gather 60 votes for even the most mundane matters.“Reid fired a major salvo and it’s hard to imagine a return shot won’t be...
  • The “Consent Of The Governed” Is Evaporating In America

    08/09/2011 2:12:18 PM PDT · by Lexluthor69 · 14 replies
    The Silent Majority ^ | 08-09-11 | J.D. Longstreet
    “A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 17% of Likely U.S. Voters think the federal government today has the consent of the governed. Sixty-nine percent (69%) believe the government does not have that consent. Fourteen percent (14%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) The number of voters who feel the government has the consent of the governed – a foundational principle, contained in the Declaration of Independence – is down from 23% in early May and has fallen to its lowest level measured yet.” (Read the entire report HERE.) We have noted for some...
  • 'Sister Wives' family challenges Utah's polygamy law in federal court

    07/13/2011 3:27:42 PM PDT · by zippythepinhead · 36 replies
    The Deseret News ^ | 07/13/2011 | Dennis Romboy
    SALT LAKE CITY — Kody Brown and his four wives filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday challenging Utah's law that criminalizes polygamy. In filing the suit, the Browns' attorney Jonathan Turley said the family seeks to live according to its deep-seated religious beliefs and faith and not as "presumptive criminals." "This family looks different than a lot of families in Utah. But it is their family, not your family," Turley said outside the U.S. District Courthouse.
  • IMF chief claims consent in hotel 'attack'

    05/17/2011 7:04:30 AM PDT · by rawhide · 81 replies ^ | 5-17-11 | LAURA ITALIANO, JAMIE SCHRAM and KATE SHEEHY
    France's leading presidential candidate may have pounced on a Manhattan hotel maid -- but she wanted it, his lawyer asserted in court yesterday, hinting at what could be an explosive defense. "The evidence, we believe, will not be consistent with a forcible encounter," said Ben Brafman, the high-powered lawyer of IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, at the suspect's sensational arraignment in a packed criminal courtroom. A source close to the defense later told The Post, "There may well have been consent." Disturbing information also emerged about Strauss-Kahn's behavior after he left the hotel -- including his coolly having lunch with his...

    09/15/2010 12:56:24 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 7 replies
    Citizens' Council on Health Care ^ | 9-15-10 | Twila Brase
    As a result of our request, more than 160 individual requests from parentshave been sent to the Minnesota Department of Health seeking information on how their child's newborn bloodspots (DNA) was used. That's a great start, but we need many more parents to act. OUR GOAL - There are 73,000 children born every year in Minnesota. We want at least 3,650 parent requests sent to the health department. That's just 5% of the number of baby DNA specimens collected and retained in ONE year. Child Health Profiles: We expect to find one or more of the nearly 59,000 children used...
  • Equal, But… (how do children of homosexual "couples" do?)

    06/14/2010 8:31:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies · 1,038+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | 6/14/2010 | Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse
    “Kids Do as Well with Same Sex Parents,” the headlines screamed. I crossed swords with Judith Stacey, one of the authors of this most recent study, at a debate at Bowling Green State a few years ago. I asked her point blank if she believed men and women were completely interchangeable as parents. In front of that very friendly audience, she said absolutely: the gender of parents doesn’t matter. And so she says now, in this new article the media loved. But midway through the article, her argument shifts from a “no difference” argument to my favorite definition of feminism:...
  • MN healthcare mandate alert

    03/02/2010 7:44:45 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 25 replies · 589+ views
    citizens council on healthcare ^ | 3-1-10 | twila brase
    Rep. Tom Huntley (D-Duluth) will try to mandate that every person's medical record be placed online and made available to state government, researchers, federal government and others. All without your consent.
  • Warning: TurboTax 2009's Fraudulent Consent to Steal Your Income Tax Data

    01/24/2010 4:42:12 PM PST · by catnipman · 41 replies · 4,370+ views
    TurboTax 2009 ^ | 1/24/2010 | The Taxman
    I wanted to alert everyone here that TurboTax 2009 is going to attempt to grab your income tax data for unlimited nefarious use by themselves and their partners. Here's how: I've sent the following information to the IRS via mailed Form 3934A, emailed via, to and to the Journal's Walter Mossberg: January 24, 2010 Internal Revenue Service Fraud Department Internal Revenue Service Fresno, CA 93888 To Whom It May Concern, Each year Intuit comes up with a new ripoff scheme for TurboTax. I think they must be doing it for publicity purposes at this point, because no one...
  • House OKs parental consent for abortion

    04/02/2009 4:17:18 PM PDT · by redk · 10 replies · 494+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | April 2nd, 2009
    JUNEAU -- The Alaska House has approved a bill requiring a girl under 17 years of age to obtain her parent's consent to have an abortion.
  • Freep a survey on Consent of the Governed

    03/18/2009 1:22:33 PM PDT · by Doc Prospero · 3 replies · 261+ views
    You are invited to take part in a study of how people think about consent. We talk about consent in many ways: “consenting adults;” “the consent of the governed;” “informed consent;” etc. Some professions and fields have very particular standards to evaluate whether or not a given activity is consensual. But we don't know that much about the ways that people make such evaluations in their everyday life....
  • Palin Pushes Parental Consent Legislation

    02/26/2009 5:02:35 PM PST · by SolidWood · 21 replies · 1,361+ views
    Office of Governor Sarah Palin ^ | February 26, 2009 | Office of Gov. Palin
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 09-39 Governor Palin Pushes Parental Consent Legislation Joined by Rep. Coghill and Sen. Olson February 26, 2009, Juneau, Alaska – Governor Sarah Palin today was joined by Representative John Coghill, Senator Donny Olson and other lawmakers who offered their support for legislation that would require parental notice and consent before a minor can have an abortion. The governor stressed the broad support for the family-oriented bill. “The most important thing at stake is the right of Alaska’s children to receive the support and input of their parents as they face a life-changing decision,” Governor Palin said....
  • Planned Parenthood Fires Staffer Covering Up Statutory Rape

    12/10/2008 12:42:44 PM PST · by julieee · 13 replies · 752+ views ^ | December 10, 2008 | Steven Ertelt
    Bloomington, IN -- The Planned Parenthood staff member in Indiana who appears in a recent undercover video covering up an alleged case of statutory rape has been fired. The video sent shockwaves throughout the nation as "Diana" didn't want more information on the abuse and told a girl how to get a secret abortion.
  • Abandoning consent[Experimentation without permission][UK]

    10/23/2008 10:09:59 AM PDT · by BGHater · 4 replies · 442+ views
    Guardian ^ | 22 Oct 2008 | Jennifer Swift
    How would you feel if your DNA were used without your permission to produce cloned human embryos for medical research? Regardless of whether it is right or wrong to experiment on human embryos, creating them would require either giving women high doses of drugs with unknown side effects to produce the large numbers of eggs needed for cloning research, or the placing of your genes inside cows' or pigs' eggs to produce human-animal hybrid embryos.So you might well expect to be asked to give your explicit permission before such a morally fraught procedure is carried out using your tissue, but...
  • Gays and rape centre at odds over age of consent[UK]

    11/27/2007 4:59:11 PM PST · by BGHater · 14 replies · 76+ views
    The Observer ^ | 25 Nov 2007 | Henry McDonald
    Making sex legal at 16 in line with rest of Britain 'would hurt the vulnerable' Gay rights campaigners have clashed with Belfast's Rape Crisis Centre over plans to lower the age of sexual consent to 16. The British government has published proposals to bring Northern Ireland's legal process, under which it is illegal for 16-year-olds to have sex, into line with the rest of the UK. The centre has joined a loose alliance with the Catholic church, evangelical Protestant churches and Ian Paisley's Democratic Unionist Party to oppose the proposed change from 17 to 16. Ranged against them are organisations...
  • Anti-Coerced Abortion Bill 'Absolutely Necessary' Say 'Silent No More' Leaders

    09/23/2007 7:49:05 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 10 replies · 224+ views ^ | September 19, 2007
    Anti-Coerced Abortion Bill 'Absolutely Necessary' Say 'Silent No More' Leaders STATEN ISLAND, NY, September 19, 2007 ( - Leaders of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, the nation's largest network of women and men testifying to the harm they endured from abortion, today said that a Wisconsin bill to help prevent coerced abortion is needed not only in that state, but across the country. "In recent months alone, we've seen numerous high profile news stories about women threatened and intimidated by their parents, boyfriends, and others into having abortions," said Georgette Forney, Co- Founder of the SNMAC. "I know from...
  • Windows Update's Sneaky Updates

    09/13/2007 7:52:12 AM PDT · by antiRepublicrat · 57 replies · 1,667+ views
    Microsoft Watch ^ | September 12, 2007 | Joe Wilcox
    My eWEEK Labs colleague Andrew Garcia has independently confirmed a report that will appear in tomorrow's Windows Secrets newsletter: Windows Update is fetching and installing some updates without end users' consent. Windows Secrets contacted eWEEK and Microsoft Watch earlier this afternoon about the discovery. Tomorrow, Windows Secrets' Scott Dunn will report that Windows Update has started "altering files on users' systems without displaying any dialog box to request permission. The only altered files that have been reported to date are 18 small executables used by WU itself. Microsoft is patching these files silently, even if auto-updates have been disabled on...
  • 12-year-old murder suspect makes brief court appearance

    07/13/2007 8:28:39 AM PDT · by pubjohn47 · 16 replies · 641+ views
    cbc ^ | 7/2007 | cbc news
    A 12-year-old girl accused of murdering her family is being transferred to a Calgary facility so she can attend school. The girl, whose identity is protected by the Youth Criminal Justice Act, made a brief appearance in youth court on Monday. Her case was put over until June 2. During her 10-minute appearance, the girl never looked at the spectators in the courtroom. Wearing baggy blue prison issue coveralls, the girl never spoke and mainly looked at her lawyer or the judge. The bodies of the slain family members are removed from the crime scene in Medicine Hat, Alta. (CBC)...
  • Peru Congress Cuts Age Of Consent To 14

    06/24/2007 4:06:20 AM PDT · by napscoordinator · 12 replies · 738+ views
    CBS news/Associate Press ^ | 23 June 2007 | Unknown
    LIMA, Peru, Jun. 23, 2007 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (AP) Peru's Congress has voted overwhelmingly to lower the age to 14 for participating in consensual sex, a move some activists said could expose children to sexual abuse. Lawmakers voted 70-10 on Thursday to approve the measure lowering the age at which criminal law recognizes the legal capacity of a person to consent to sexual activity. It was previously 17. The age of consent for sex in many U.S. states is 16 or older.
  • Sex offenders younger, more violent

    06/10/2007 5:47:19 PM PDT · by pubjohn47 · 12 replies · 599+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 6/9/07 | Kim Curtis
    The number of children under 18 accused of forcible rape, violent and nonviolent sex offenses rose from 24,100 in 1985 to 33,800 in 2004, the AP's analysis found. Violent offenses include attempted rape and sexual assault, while nonviolent offenses including fondling, statutory rape and prostitution. By comparison, rape and sexual assaults by adults decreased more than 56 percent from 1993 to 2004. Comparable statistics were unavailable before 1993. .....Sharon Araji, an Alaska psychologist who took one of the first broad looks at the problem in her book "Sexually Aggressive Children," thinks the number of child-on-child sex crimes is actually even...
  • Drunk Women Can Consent To Sex, Judges Rule (UK)

    03/26/2007 6:31:27 PM PDT · by blam · 44 replies · 2,219+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-27-2007 | Joshua Rozenberg
    Drunk women can consent to sex, judges rule By Joshua Rozenberg, Legal Editor Last Updated: 2:05am BST 27/03/2007 A drunken woman can still consent to sex, the Court of Appeal ruled yesterday. Three senior judges were giving reasons for clearing a 25-year-old man of raping a student, aged 19, after both had been drinking heavily. Sir Igor Judge: rape ruling Sir Igor Judge, sitting with Lady Justice Hallett and Mrs Justice Gloster, said sex would amount to rape if the complainant had lost her capacity to choose as a result of drink. "However, where the complainant has voluntarily consumed even...
  • Defiance angers judge in gang rape

    01/06/2007 7:09:04 AM PST · by rellimpank · 38 replies · 1,778+ views
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 05 Jan 07 | Mary Zahn
    The mother of a boy convicted Friday in the gang rape of an 11-year-old girl on Labor Day told a judge the girl was also to blame and that her son was the victim of "little flipper girls" who think it's cool to have sex with multiple partners. That prompted Milwaukee County Children's Court Judge Mary Triggiano to abruptly interrupt her. "What he did was rape that girl," Triggiano said, calling the deflection of responsibility to the girl appalling. "He got caught. He didn't take responsibility until something pegged him
  • Ga. Supreme Court rejects teen’s appeal in sex case (10 yrs in prison - both partners underage)

    12/21/2006 8:00:39 PM PST · by ellery · 54 replies · 2,343+ views
    ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Supreme Court has turned down an appeal from a teen who was sentenced to 10 years in prison for having sex with a 15-year-old. In a ruling released Friday, the court denied a motion for reconsideration filed by lawyers for Genarlow Wilson, who was 17 when he and the 15-year-old engaged in consensual oral sex. He was sentenced for aggravated child molestation. Wilson’s case was one of two cases that were cited earlier this year when lawmakers passed a law that otherwise strengthened penalties for sex offenders, but reduced the penalty from a felony to...
  • Bail denied for ex-fugitive accused of videotaped rape

    12/09/2006 1:31:56 PM PST · by Serb29 · 36 replies · 1,325+ views
    The Daily Herald ^ | 12/9/06 | Serb29
    A judge denied bond today for a Lyons man who fled the country after being accused of the videotaped rape of a Naperville teen. Burim Bezeri made his first appearance in a Cook County courtroom since ending a 27-month run that began when he and another defendant fled to Europe. Bezeri, 21, returned to Chicago with FBI agents Thursday after surrendering to them one day earlier at an embassy in Tirana, Albania. His return came several months after two friends won acquittals. “I’m very happy he’s back,” his uncle, Gjukaj Bezeri, said outside of court. The defendant’s mother, Nushe, also...
  • Where'd all the "It's Just Sex"Democrats Go

    10/03/2006 7:42:21 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 96 replies · 2,313+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03 Oct 06 | J.B. Williiams
    The Seattle Times reports "House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi wants the House Ethics Committee to put Republican leadership under oath to find out what they knew about Congressman Mark Foley's inappropriate communications with Congressional pages." In a statement, Minority Senate leader Harry Reid (D) described the allegations against Rep. Mark Foley (R-FL) as 'repugnant.' "Equally as bad," the Nevada Democrat said, "is the possibility that Republican leaders in the House of Representatives knew there was a problem and ignored it to preserve a Congressional seat this election year." Now wait a minute... Then President Bill Clinton had not been sending...
  • Study Says Abortion Notification, Consent Laws Reduce Risky Teen Sex

    09/30/2006 1:07:09 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies · 933+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | John Semmens
    Laws that require minors to notify or get the consent of one or both parents before a teen can have an abortion reduce risky sexual behavior among teens, according to Jonathan Klick, Professor of Law at Florida State University, and Thomas Stratmann, professor of economics at George Mason University. The researchers found that teen gonorrhea rates dropped by an average of 20 percent for Hispanic girls and 12 percent for white girls in states where parental notification laws were in effect. "This suggests that Hispanic and white teenage girls are forward looking in their sex decisions, and they systematically view...
  • Dialogue Vs The Sword (Democracy Is Based On Consent, Islam is Based On Coercion Alert)

    09/19/2006 7:55:56 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 27 replies · 756+ views
    Daniel ^ | 09/19/06 | Paul Eidelberg
    The violent Muslim reaction to Pope Benedict's reference to Muhammad involves far more than the issue of freedom of speech. The ultimate issue is one of theological truth on the one hand, and the true nature of Islam on the other. Pope Benedict's "indirect" disparagement of Muhammad--who was will denigrated by St. Thomas Aquinas, the touchstone of Roman Catholicism--is by definition a disparagement of Islam. Be this as it may, the Pope now calls for "dialogue." When Islam substitutes dialogue for the sword it will cease to be Islam. Islamic leaders from Muhammad to Ahmadinejad have ever declared war on...
  • New rules will require written parental consent for abortions

    09/01/2006 10:59:12 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 32 replies · 642+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Sept. 1, 2006 | POLLY ROSS HUGHES
    Forms, which must be notarized, also warn teens of medical risks AUSTIN — After 13 months of intense pressure from opposing factions, the state has adopted rules requiring written — and notarized — parental consent forms for girls under age 18 to get abortions. The new forms span six pages, warn of medical risks and tout "women's right to know" brochures backed by abortion opponents, said those on opposite sides of the issue. The rules would take effect 20 days later. Patrick said the governor's office backed the final form approved late last week, which requires parents' written consent be...
  • How Young Is Too Young? (Teen Sex)

    07/18/2006 4:42:43 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 69 replies · 6,716+ views
    Agape Press ^ | 7/12/06 | Jane Jimenez
    (AgapePress) - I think she still holds it against me. As a teen today, it's absolutely ludicrous to think that my niece Katie needs to hold my hand while crossing the street.But way back when, when Katie was just three, our battle of wills produced fierce tears. On a shopping trip, I her aunt, was entrusted with her safety. All was going well ... until the moment I grabbed Katie's hand before we crossed the busy parking lot in front of the store.Katie jerked her hand away from me. Hearing a car's motor on the left, I reached out...
  • No consent for mercy deaths 'OK'

    06/08/2006 6:56:30 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 18 replies · 494+ views
    The Age ^ | 9 June 2006 | Sarah Boseley
    ONE of Britain's leading experts on medical ethics has called for doctors to be able to end the lives of terminally ill patients — even if they have not given consent. Len Doyal, professor of medical ethics at the University of London, has taken the euthanasia debate into new and highly contentious territory. He says doctors should recognise they are already killing patients when they remove feeding tubes from those whose lives are judged to be no longer worth living. Some will suffer a "slow and distressing death" as a result. It would be better if their lives were ended...
  • San Francisco Relaxes HIV Test Rules

    05/18/2006 5:38:06 PM PDT · by yankeedame · 4 replies · 503+ views
    AOL News ^ | May 17, 2006 | PAUL ELIAS
    Updated:2006-05-18 09:19:56 San Francisco Relaxes HIV Test Rules By PAUL ELIAS AP SAN FRANCISCO (May 17) - City-run medical clinics will no longer require written consent and counseling sessions before testing people for HIV in a bid to increase the number of people screened for the virus, officials said Wednesday. The city, at the forefront of the AIDS fight, becomes the first known entity in the U.S. to formally loosen consent and counseling requirements. The new policy was implemented Tuesday in the city clinics and two hospitals that test patients. Last year, 240 people tested positive out of the 6,000...
  • Age of consent and criminal responsibility may be lowered

    12/14/2005 3:13:56 PM PST · by lizol · 5 replies · 360+ views
    Radio Praha ^ | 07-12-2005 | Daniela Lazarova
    Age of consent and criminal responsibility may be lowered [07-12-2005] By Daniela Lazarova Turning fifteen is a big milestone in the life of a Czech: you reach the age of consent, you bear criminal responsibility and get a citizens ID, all regarded as a sign of maturity. Last week the chamber of deputies voted in favour of lowering the age of consent and criminal responsibility by one year, sparking a widespread debate among psychologists and the public as to whether such a move is wise. The bill approved by the lower house of Parliament last week has divided people into...
  • Women can't claim rape when drunk, judge rules [UK]

    11/23/2005 4:39:27 PM PST · by ncountylee · 45 replies · 1,633+ views
    The Times ^ | November 24, 2005 | Frances Gibb, Simon de Bruxelles and Sam Coates
    WOMEN who are raped while drunk face losing the chance to bring their attackers to justice after a legal ruling on the eve of new licensing laws. A High Court judge yesterday threw out the case of a student who claimed that she was raped while drunk and unconscious on the basis that “drunken consent is still consent”. The judgment came hours before the sweeping relaxation of Britain licensing laws which introduces 24-hour drinking in pubs for the first time. The change prompted police and doctors to warn that Britain was facing an explosion of binge drinking. The prosecution in...
  • Binge-drink women may lose right to claim rape (UK)

    11/23/2005 6:43:19 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 29 replies · 1,327+ views
    Times of London ^ | November 23, 2005
    WOMEN who are raped while drunk face losing the chance to bring their attackers to justice after a legal ruling on the eve of new licensing laws. A High Court judge yesterday threw out the case of a student who claimed that she was raped while drunk and unconscious on the basis that “drunken consent is still consent”. The judgment came hours before the sweeping relaxation of Britain licensing laws which introduces 24-hour drinking in pubs for the first time. The change prompted police and doctors to warn that Britain was facing an explosion of binge drinking. The prosecution in...

    11/10/2005 5:40:13 AM PST · by jodiluvshoes · 21 replies · 934+ views
    The MuscleHead Revolution, WMCA New York ^ | 11.10.2005 | Kevin McCullough
    Grumbling about whether or not judges are taking away God given rights from parents is worth doing. Fighting said activist judges in order to keep them from taking additional rights away from parents is ALWAYS a good thing. Purposefully voting away your own rights to your kids well being is utterly foolish, utterly stupid, and ultimately utterly dangerous to your children. Every parent that voted against Prop 73 should have their children taken away from them - for they obvious do not have the ultimate well being of their kids in mind... SHAME ON EVERY ONE OF THEM!
  • Texas Justices to Nation: We Love Miers and So Should You

    10/21/2005 9:23:08 PM PDT · by Racehorse · 5 replies · 429+ views
    Texas Lawyer via ^ | 22 October 2005 | Brenda Sapino Jeffreys
    . . . the group . . . includes Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott; Raul Gonzalez . . . James Baker . . . and Eugene Cook . . . Former Chief Justice Tom . . . Phillips, Hill and Joe Greenhill, another former chief justice . . . sent a joint letter on Oct. 14 to the Senate Judiciary Committee in support of Miers. "We feel confident that we know what it takes to be a justice -- Harriet Miers exceeds that mark," the trio of justices wrote in the letter. [. . .] "I've known her as president...
  • John Rutledge: A Case Study in Senate rejection of a SCOTUS nominee

    10/12/2005 8:03:39 AM PDT · by Huck · 29 replies · 675+ views
    University of Maryland ^ | August 1994 | John Anthony Maltese
    Look at George Washington's nomination of John Rutledge to be Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in 1795. If one were to play the qualification (rather than the DISqualification) game, Rutledge should have been easily confirmed. He had chaired the South Carolina delegation to the First Continental Congress in 1774, served as governor of South Carolina in 1779 (after serving as president of the South Carolina Republic from 1776 to 1778), was chosen by the state legislature to serve as the chief judge of the South Carolina Court of Chancery in 1784, and attended the Constitutional Convention of 1787 where...