Moynihan, Carolyn
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Deputy Editor for Carolyn Moynihan is an Auckland journalist with a special interest in family issues. She also edits the international family issues newsletter, Family Edge.


Currently showing only those Articles posted in: 2017

New! The law must protect, doctors must care, and euthanasia undermines both

A British palliative care talks to MercatorNet about the campaign for assisted suicide.

Date posted: 2017-07-16

And then there were three: a Colombian gay 'throuple' is recognised as a family

When the case for same-sex "marriage" was made on the basis that marital relationships are about "love", not particular physical acts, many of us asked: If that is the case, what can stop any kind of relationship based on love from being recognised as marital?

Date posted: 2017-07-15

A pro-life talk at Google headquarters is a hit

The unborn child proves a far more gripping topic than birth control.

Date posted: 2017-07-09

'The cold biological truth is that sex changes are impossible'

Camille Paglia is at it again: trend iconoclasm. In a recent email interview with Jonathan Last of The Weekly Standard, the libertarian ("pro-sex", "Amazonian") feminist describes herself as transgender, but goes on to criticise the current campaign for transgender rights.

Date posted: 2017-07-09

Are we making the family too special for our own good?

Two women philosophers think so, despite evidence to the contrary.

Date posted: 2017-05-23

Why does the CDC insist on alternative facts about natural family planning?

Women and medical professionals deserve accurate information about effective ways to prevent pregnancy based on the best research available.

Date posted: 2017-05-07

Transgender reversal: It's not so easy to become a girl again

I would love to be seen more as female

Date posted: 2017-05-07

The truthiness behind the HPV vaccine campaign

Doctors are telling only half the truth about America's most common sexually transmitted disease

Date posted: 2017-05-05

Millennials stall the gender revolution in the home

Millennial men, the headlines tell us, prefer stay-at-home wives. And their female counterparts, to a lesser extent, agree. How can this be?

Date posted: 2017-04-19

'Talking contraceptives with mom and grandma'

A famous pair of philanthropists come up with the worst idea ever for International Women's Day.

Date posted: 2017-03-18

New Zealand's Prime Minister has some awesome family stats

Meet Bill and Mary English: 30 years married, 6 kids, 23 siblings between them.

Date posted: 2017-03-10

Dear Warren: Contraception going well, newborn mortality not so well

Bill and Melinda Gates report on how they have been spending a philanthropic windfall.

Date posted: 2017-03-06

Married 82 years, a couple share their secret

A New Zealand couple are honoured for their fidelity.

Date posted: 2017-02-21

Big media notices the 44th March for Life

But will their interest extend to the unborn child itself?

Date posted: 2017-02-15

Wall-Eh? How to make an enemy on your border

There are Trump policies, like knocking back the abortion establishment, that are unpopular with a lot of Americans but still reasonable and morally defensible. Building the wall is not one of them. It is not just, sad. It's bad.

Date posted: 2017-02-04

"I'm glad I didn't change my gender" says Ruby Rose

Australian model Ruby Rose Langenheim, who is also an actress, has thrown a spanner in the gender works. She said she was glad she did not have gender reassignment surgery because now she is happy to be a woman and wants children of her own.

Date posted: 2017-02-04

The pink hat brigade hand the boy's locker room another victory

Claiming vulgar terms for women's bodies does not advance their rights.

Date posted: 2017-02-04

Modelling Down syndrome: how advertisers are responding to a cause

In an era that celebrates diversity, you never know who is going to make a very public appearance next. Enter little children with Down syndrome, modelling toys and clothes for popular US brands.

Date posted: 2017-01-03