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Chile advances bill permitting euthanasia for 14-year-old kids

Last week, legislation advanced in Chile’s congress that would allow euthanasia for children as young as 14.

The Committee on Public Health in the lower chamber of Chile’s congress approved a bill that would allow 14-year-olds to obtain the means for medically-assisted suicide.

The bill requires authorization from a legal representative for patients 14 to 16 years of age. If a request is denied, the patient may seek intervention from a family court judge to determine whether he or she “meets the legal requirements for obtaining medically-assisted euthanasia.”

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California close to revising sex ed guidance for teachers

California is close to overhauling its guidance for teaching sex education in public schools, offering teachers a framework for talking to kindergartners about gender identity and discussing masturbation with middle-schoolers.

But the guidance likely won’t recommend students read books that describe anal sex, bondage and other sex acts after getting hundreds of complaints from concerned parents and conservative groups.

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8th Place: A High School Girl’s Life After Transgender Students Join Her Sport

When two high school athletes who were born male but identify as female took first and second place at Connecticut’s girls indoor track championship this year, it wasn’t just a local news story.

To some, it was a story of triumph and courage. The winner, a junior from Bloomfield High School, set a girls state indoor record of 6.95 seconds in the 55-meter dash, and went on to win the New England titles in both the 55-meter dash and the 300-meter dash.

To others, it was a story of shock and disappointment: Is this the end of women’s sports?

To Selina Soule, a 16-year-old runner from Glastonbury, it was personal.

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My Daughter Went Transgender. I Was Powerless to Stop Doctors From Harming Her.

I am a mother whose daughter has identified as transgender since the age of 14. I love her, and I care deeply about her and other kids who identify as transgender.
There are young people, like my daughter, who are in turmoil, and who are not getting the compassionate care that they need and deserve.
I’m going to explain to you what happens when parents seek out expert advice to help their transgender-identifying children explore their feelings and discomfort with their sex.

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How going online might help you stop watching porn

Watching online videos leads many men to pornography addiction. But now one set of online videos aims to lead them out. STRIVE is video series developed by Matt Fradd, author of “The Porn Myth,” in collaboration with Cardinal Studios, a Catholic media apostolate. The series, along with online discussion and accountability groups, aims to help men address pornography addictions through an intensive three-week experience.

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Covington Catholic student sues Washington Post over Nathan Phillips story

Attorneys for Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann announced they filed a $250 million dollar lawsuit against the Washington Post after the newspaper reported that Sandmann harassed a Native American man following the March for Life. The suit alleges that the Washington Post “engaged in a modern-day form of McCarthyism by competing with CNN and NBC, among others, to claim leadership of a mainstream and social media mob of bullies which attacked, vilified, and threatened Nicholas Sandmann.” They are seeking “compensatory and punitive damages.”

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New bill would put more limits on child marriage in Idaho

Idaho would set a minimum age for marriage if a bill introduced Tuesday becomes law. The bill being proposed by Rep. Melissa Wintrow, D-Boise, would set a minimum marriage age of 16 and require both parental consent and a judge to sign off for 16 and 17 year olds to marry, including a determination that marriage is in the teen’s best interest. “This sets the floor at 16. We’re not going to permit it under 16,” Wintrow said. “Who’s ready to be self-sufficient and take care of themselves at 15?”

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Pope Francis highlights virtue of justice in healthy society

Pope Francis on Saturday called on Italian judges to better society through their work, emphasizing the virtue of justice in building a healthy public life. “We live in a context afflicted by tensions and ruptures, which risk weakening the social fabric itself and weaken the civic awareness of many,” he said, warning that claims about rights are frequently disconnected from a sense of duties.

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