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Sunday, February 24

Both sides on gay adoption cite concern for children

By Andrea Stone, USA TODAY

When Harold Birtcher and his partner, Thom O'Reilly, decided to adopt a child three years ago, Ohio officials told the men only one of them could become the legal parent. In Ohio, same-sex partners are barred from joint adoption.

So the men, who have been together for 25 years, went to Oregon to jointly adopt Michael, now 10. The boy had been beaten and sexually abused, O'Reilly says, and refused to hug anyone for most of his four years in foster care.

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Do you support or oppose gay adoption?

Sunday, February 17

The immigrants they scorn

Feb. 13, 2008 12:00 AM

While some presidential candidates try to score political points by playing into apprehension about immigration, the immigrants they vilify are busy sustaining the American economy.Immigrants play a crucial role in our nation's academic, medical and high-tech sectors.

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Should illegal immigrants be given an amnesty or should they be deported?


Thursday, February 7

Abortion rates same whether legal or not

Abortion rates same whether legal or not

Study: Rich, poor countries have equal statistics; half of procedures unsafe

LONDON - Women are just as likely to get an abortion in countries where it is outlawed as they are in countries where it is legal, according to research published Friday.
In a study examining abortion trends from 1995 to 2003, experts also found that abortion rates are virtually equal in rich and poor countries, and that half of all abortions worldwide are unsafe.
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Are you pro-life or pro-choice and why?

Sunday, February 3

The Fight For the Right to Die

Last Updated June 11, 2007
CBC News
Sue Rodriguez fought the law prohibiting assisted suicide all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada, but lost. (CP Photo) In 1992, Sue Rodriguez forced the right-to-die debate into the spotlight in Canada. In a video statement played to members of Parliament, the Victoria woman, diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease in 1991, asked lawmakers to change the law banning assisted suicide.
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"Do you support legislation that legalizes assisted suicide or do you oppose it?"