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Life on other planets

The promotion of life-sustaining planets in nearby systems has increased recently. February 2017 saw a number of articles about a cluster of planets with the suggestion that one or more...
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Abortion

Until the 20th century, abortion laws were, if in existence, quite restrictive. The path to today's lax laws began with permitting abortion in cases where the mother's health was in...
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Euthanasia and assisted suicide

The continuity of life has always been respected for centuries. Even through illness, individuals seek to survive and live another day. This way of being is slowly being eroded by...
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Same-sex marriage

Same-sex marriage is something very recent in terms of human history. Other than a few isolated cases of public same-sex unions through past centuries, same-sex marriage laws have only started...
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Abortion law passed in Ireland

In July 2013, Irish parliament agreed to pass an abortion law. It became law on January 1st, 2014. This law is fairly restricitve and has drawn criticism from United Nations...
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