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Postby PrussianEmpire » Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:58 am

Cerian Quilor wrote:
Cormac A Stark wrote:I'm pro-choice, personally, but I'll be attending the conference in hopes of discussing areas of common ground that we may be able to address in the WA General Assembly (e.g., family planning, coerced abortion, sex-selective or other forms of discriminatory abortion, etc.)

Best of luck with the conference and thank you, again, for your support during Osiris' recent coup.

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Postby Pro-Life » Sat Aug 31, 2013 10:39 am

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Published August 31, 2013
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August Presidential Election Results (By Dallas Unit 9)

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On Wednesday, July 21, 2013, Culture of Life, the regional founder, officially opened the nominations period for the August presidential election. Since the long-time incumbent Texoma previously had announced he would not seek reelection, the candidates of the Conservative Federalist Party (Aawia) and the Morals of Liberty Party (Rath Rhinoth) quickly nominated themselves. Right to Life's Progressive Party did not put forward a candidate in this election.

Voting began on August 1st and continued through August 4th, and the final results showed Aawia with five votes and Rath Rhinoth with two. Aawia took office, and after some endorsement shuffling became the World Assembly delegate of Right to Life.

New Foreign Minister (By Dallas Unit 9)

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During the presidential election, New Dolgaria asked if anyone would like to take over his duties as Right to Life's foreign minister. Rath Rhinoth said he'd accept the position if he lost the presidential race. No one else asked for the position, so, shortly after the announcement of Aawia's election to the presidency, he accepted New Dolgaria's resignation and appointed Rath Rhinoth as the new foreign minister.

Senator Replacement (By Dallas Unit 9)

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After Senator Lordiguard was inactive for 19 days, President Aawia dismissed him as permitted by the Right to Life Constitution. He asked the community to nominate possible replacements; and two nations, Lengleland and Aquino, applied to become the new senator. Due to Lengleland having joined RTL only a few days before, Aawia appointed Aquino to the Senate.

First Annual Pro-Life Conference (By Dallas Unit 9)

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Between August 4 and 11, Right to Life hosted the inaugural NationStates World Conference for Life. This conference brought together supporters of pro-life policies from all over the NS world and fostered discussion about many different aspects of the pro-life movement in NationStates and in the real world, including debates on the issues of euthanasia and capital punishment.

In total, ten pro-life regions and 28 nations participated in the conference. Someone from each region began a thread detailing their region's characteristics; and discussions popped up about ideologies, morality, and governments. Learning about our neighbors is important, and the Conference was a great opportunity to meet new friends and build relationships.

One of the major outcomes of the Conference was the drafting of a constitution creating a diplomatic alliance among regions who have a majority of pro-life nations and a military alliance among pro-life nations. The diplomatic alliance will seek to advance the pro-life cause via the WA and forums, while the military alliance -- open to any pro-life nation, regardless of their home region -- will mainly participate in military gameplay.

Overall, the World Conference for Life was a great success; and we look forward to attending again next year.

(At present, the Right to Life Senate is considering the treaty drafted at the conference.)

Birth Control Chaos (By Culture of Life)

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Following the repeal of the Reduction of Abortion Act, birth control and child support have been hot topics in the NationStates General Assembly. The Right to Life founder, Culture of Life (Christian Democrats), introduced a proposal titled the Unwed Parenthood Act. This proposal would have required high schools to establish sexual education programs, would have encouraged public funding for adoption services, and proposed that member states commit themselves to funding social assistance programs and tax relief for low-income parents. The Unwed Parenthood Act also would have initiated an international campaign combating unplanned pregnancy. One part of the proposed campaign in particular -- a clause promoting civil marriage -- proved controversial, thus bringing down the proposal, which received only 20 percent support.

After the defeat of the Unwed Parenthood Act, Three Weasels' Responsible Parenthood Act came before the General Assembly. This proposal would have required member states to fund adoption services as well as comprehensive sexual education programs in schools with a focus on contraception. Furthermore, the Responsible Parenthood Act would have mandated that governments make available free contraceptives regardless of age and that children be allowed to "obtain contraceptives without parental consent or knowledge." This proposal was also defeated, receiving 40 percent support.

Fragments and Happenings (By Dallas Unit 9)

Got news affecting Right to Life? Telegram or PM Dallas Unit 9 to have it included in the monthly newsletter.

We now have a new Game of the Month: TANKS.

Dallas Unit 9 became the Regional News Director after Aawia won the presidential election.

Culture of Life added several new forum features this month, including DuckDuckGo and Wikipedia tags and a resizing script to prevent large images from stretching the forum.

RTL's endorsement cap was lowered to three.

The North Polish Union, aka Wojewodztwo Lubelskie, joined the Right to Life Army.

Interested in attracting new players to Right to Life? Visit the Office of Recruitment on the Right to Life regional forums.

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Postby PrussianEmpire » Sat Aug 31, 2013 2:05 pm

Brilliant post. Absolutely stunning.
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Postby Alyekra » Sat Aug 31, 2013 4:24 pm

What was your stance on the Responsible Parenthood Act?
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Postby Christian Democrats » Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:07 pm

Alyekra wrote:What was your stance on the Responsible Parenthood Act?

I was against it.
Leo Tolstoy wrote:Wrong does not cease to be wrong because the majority share in it.
GA#160: Forced Marriages Ban Act (79%)
GA#175: Organ and Blood Donations Act (68%)^
SC#082: Repeal "Liberate Catholic" (80%)
GA#200: Foreign Marriage Recognition (54%)
GA#213: Privacy Protection Act (70%)
GA#231: Marital Rape Justice Act (81%)^
GA#233: Ban Profits on Workers' Deaths (80%)*
GA#249: Stopping Suicide Seeds (70%)^
GA#253: Repeal "Freedom in Medical Research" (76%)
GA#285: Assisted Suicide Act (70%)
GA#310: Disabled Voters Act (81%)
GA#373: Repeal "Convention on Execution" (54%)

* denotes coauthorship
^ repealed resolution
#360: Electile Dysfunction
#452: Foetal Furore
#560: Bicameral Backlash
#570: Clerical Errors

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RIGHT TO LIFE NEWSLETTER

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Published November 28, 2013
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Pro-Life International Founded (By The North Polish Union)

On Thursday, October 24, Pro-Life International, a new interregional organization that seeks to promote the pro-life movement within NationStates was officially founded. Planning for PLI had been in the works since early August, when plans to found it were made at the World Conference for Life. The founding members are the Coalition of Catholic States, the International Christian Union, the League of Christian Nations, and Right to Life.

New News Director Appointed (By The North Polish Union)

On November 16, Dallas Unit 9 resigned as Right to Life's regional news director, citing real-life business as the reason for her resignation. Moves to find a new news director were immediately made; and, on November 18, The North Polish Union was unanimously voted in as the new director.

Army Supports Westphalia During Period of Instability (By The North Polish Union)

After Westphalia's founder ceased to exist due to inactivity, Siu Ming, WA Delegate of Westphalia, made the decision to attempt to refound and requested that the Right to Life Army move in to help. Right to Life and Westphalia are old allies, having maintained embassies for a year-and-a-half. However, after less that a week, the founder of Westphalia, The House of Petain (Mike the Progressive, formerly Rolamec), returned to NationStates, ending Westphalia's period of instability.

Devoted Decons Becomes Justice of the Peace (By The North Polish Union)

Following a vote to create the Justice Court of Right to Life, Devoted Decons became Right to Life's first Justice of the Peace. Devoted Decons is one of Right to Life's oldest members, and all of Right to Life wishes him a long and successful tenure as Right to Life's JP.

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Postby Jermymith » Thu Nov 28, 2013 1:03 am

Nice post !

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Postby Norantron » Thu Nov 28, 2013 7:57 pm

Is the discussion open to criticism?
For your information my nation is actually pronounced "Norantronè"
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Postby Christian Democrats » Thu Nov 28, 2013 8:04 pm

Norantron wrote:Is the discussion open to criticism?

I guess.

As much as any news thread in this forum is open to discussion and criticism.
Leo Tolstoy wrote:Wrong does not cease to be wrong because the majority share in it.
GA#160: Forced Marriages Ban Act (79%)
GA#175: Organ and Blood Donations Act (68%)^
SC#082: Repeal "Liberate Catholic" (80%)
GA#200: Foreign Marriage Recognition (54%)
GA#213: Privacy Protection Act (70%)
GA#231: Marital Rape Justice Act (81%)^
GA#233: Ban Profits on Workers' Deaths (80%)*
GA#249: Stopping Suicide Seeds (70%)^
GA#253: Repeal "Freedom in Medical Research" (76%)
GA#285: Assisted Suicide Act (70%)
GA#310: Disabled Voters Act (81%)
GA#373: Repeal "Convention on Execution" (54%)

* denotes coauthorship
^ repealed resolution
#360: Electile Dysfunction
#452: Foetal Furore
#560: Bicameral Backlash
#570: Clerical Errors

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Postby PrussianEmpire » Sun Dec 01, 2013 4:10 pm

Norantron wrote:Is the discussion open to criticism?

Sure?
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Postby Pro-Life » Tue Dec 31, 2013 1:21 pm

RIGHT TO LIFE NEWSLETTER

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Published December 31, 2013
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Pro-Life International Growing (By The North Polish Union)

This December, the population of Pro-Life International, the interregional organization dedicated to furthering the pro-life cause on NationStates, skyrocketed. The organization nearly doubled its membership between November 30 and the publication of this article. Despite the population growth, PLI is still just getting started, and most actions taken by the organization have been administrative details so far. However, the large number of new members should be a sign of further good things to come.

New Foreign Minister Appointed (By The North Polish Union)

On December 19, Texoma was appointed Right to Life's new foreign minister following the CTEing of former Foreign Minister Rath Rhinoth. Texoma is one of Right to Life's oldest members, having been a member of the region since late 2011. We wish him a long and distinguished career as Right to Life's foreign minister.

Right to Life Army Update (By The North Polish Union)

The Right to Life Army's activity was relatively low in November, but it participated in several missions recently, especially towards Christmas. Starting in late November, RTLA troops were deployed in a long-term mission with the SOP, an FRA-member region, to password protect the United San Diego States. After the password was established, RTLA troops were withdrawn.

On December 21, the RTLA detagged the Kingdom of Jerusalem, which had been raided by the Black Riders a few days before. However, just a few days later, Kingdom of Jerusalem's founder returned, ending the threat to that region.

A few days after that, RTLA troops were sent to Greece to support a liberation led by the Eastern Roman Empire and Slavia to take Greece from its infamous Persian occupiers.

Right to Life to Participate in NS World Fair (By The North Polish Union)

Right to Life has been accepted for a booth at the 2013 NS World Fair, which is taking place January 3-10, 2014, in the South Pacific. Right to Life is excited to be able to participate in the Fair.

Spain to Recriminalize Abortion (By Culture of Life)

Soon, a vote will take place in the Spanish parliament to recriminalize induced abortion. The pro-life bill is expected to pass as the center-right People's Party controls the majority of seats.

In 1985, abortion was decriminalized in Spain in cases of maternal health, rape, and fetal defects. In 2010, the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party legalized abortion on request during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy.

Under the new law, abortion would be illegal with exceptions for maternal health and rape.

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Published May 26, 2014
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"Reproductive Freedoms" Passes WA (By New Dolgaria)

On March 1, an act entitled "Reproductive Freedoms" (GA #286) passed the General Assembly. The act regards abortion as a "medical procedure" and states that individuals have a "right to choose." While the act was being voted on, the Justice of the Peace, Devoted Decons, delivered a decision regarding the issue of the region's WA members and their votes. After reviewing the regional constitution, Devoted Decons found that "citizens must vote AGAINST or ABSTAIN TO" the act and that the president (Aawia) "is required to vote AGAINST" the act. The Justice Court faced a similar issue in January with the attempted repeal (eventually unsuccessful) of GA #128, "On Abortion." Despite Right to Life's efforts, "Reproductive Freedoms" passed with 68% for and 32% against.

Wugafarian CTEs, Morals of Liberty Party Closes (By New Dolgaria)

On March 1, the co-founder and last remaining member of the Morals of Liberty Party, Wugafarian, ceased to exist. Regional founder Culture of Life subsequently dissolved the party. The MLP had been founded in December 2012 and stood for republicanism and right-libertarianism. The other member and co-founder had been Rath Rhinoth, who CTE'd in December 2013 but returned recently. Wugafarian was a long-time member of Right to Life, having served in the Senate.

RTL Gets Biggest Boom Yet (By New Dolgaria)

Towards the end of February, the regional population began to increase steadily. Around March 16, the record broke. Currently, the region's record is set at 73, achieved in early May. Experts attribute the population boom to successful recruiting tactics as well as an increased interest in the abortion issue following the passage of the above-mentioned WA resolution.

Aawia Breaks Delegacy Record (By Culture of Life)

On May 24, Aawia became Right to Life's longest-serving delegate. Aawia passes PrussianEmpire, a fellow member of the Conservative Federalist Party, who served 291 days. Third place is Texoma, an independent, at 242 days. Aawia recently announced on the regional message board his intent to step down after the August presidential election, at the end of his third four-month term. The Aawian administration has overseen unprecedented and much welcomed population growth in Right to Life.

PLI Developing Slowly But Surely (By Dallas Unit 9)

NationState's premier pro-life organization, Pro-Life International (PLI), has been developing slowly but surely based on the efforts of members of the Coalition of Catholic States and Right to Life.

The purpose of PLI is to draw pro-life regions closer together both diplomatically and militarily and to increase their influence in the WA and through gameplay. So far, we have been discussing the direction PLI should take and methods for recruiting more regions to our cause.

If you are interested, please contact us either by sending a telegram to Dallas Unit 9 or by visiting our forums at http://w11.zetaboards.com/NS_Right_to_Life/forum/3862279/.

5th Circuit Upholds Texas Abortion Law (By Culture of Life)

On Thursday, March 27, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, consisting of Judges Edith Jones, Jennifer Elrod, and Catharina Haynes, unanimously upheld a Texas law placing stricter limits on abortion. The law "requires [first] that a physician performing or inducing an abortion have admitting privileges . . . at a hospital no more than thirty miles from the location where the abortion is provided" and, second, "that the administration of abortion-inducing drugs comply with the protocol authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)." Judge Jones delivered the opinion, concluding that the Texas abortion law "on its face does not impose an undue burden on the life and health of a woman."

You can read the full 34-page opinion here:

Planned Parenthood v. Abbott

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RIGHT TO LIFE NEWSLETTER

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Published July 29, 2014
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June Elections (By New Dolgaria)

In June, elections were held for the Senate and for the regional representative to Pro-Life International (PLI). Three candidates ran for senator: East Jordan, Ripken, and Xinxian. Dallas Unit 9 was the only candidate for PLI representative. All candidates were independents. Nine valid votes were counted in each of the two elections. Ripken, with three votes, and Xinxian, with two votes, won Senate seats; East Jordan received just one vote with the other votes going to "none of the above." Dallas Unit 9 won the PLI representative election with eight votes, the remaining vote going to "none of the above."

Court Convicts Ripken (By New Dolgaria)

Days after election results were announced, the Right to Life Justice Court ruled against newly-elected Senator Ripken, stripping him of his Senate seat. Justice of the Peace Devoted Decons determined that Ripken had been using a multi on the forums known as Finkip. No player is allowed to have more than one nation with citizenship status in Right to Life. The prosecutor, Aquino, successfully put forth evidence that Finkip and Ripken were one and the same. Devoted Decons concluded that Ripken had knowingly violated the regional common law in the hopes of meeting the requirements (two nations or more) for creating a political party. Devoted Decons decided that since Ripken had multied before the June election, he should not have been eligible to run for office. Thus, the Justice Court convicted Ripken of multiplicity and (retroactively) deprived him of citizenship for two months, starting from the time of his violation. The vacated Senate seat went to the third-place candidate in the June election, East Jordan.

Army Takes Almost Paradise (By Culture of Life)

In keeping with its longstanding policy of practicing on small regions suffering from chronic inactivity, the Right to Life Army (RTLA) recently invaded Almost Paradise. At an earlier date, the region had been taken by the Black Riders (TBR). RTLA member the North Polish Union removed TBR's tags and ordered the closure of TBR's embassy, replacing these with RTLA tags and a Right to Life embassy. Subsequently, the RTLA withdrew from the region. Twelve hours after the RTLA mission, the United Imperial Armed Forces (UIAF), a military alliance of three regions (almost 1000 nations), attempted to seize Almost Paradise for itself but missed the update. The next day, Almost Paradise's last inhabitant died, allowing the region, RTLA flag flying, to expire.

Free Speech Prevails at U.S. Supreme Court (By Culture of Life)

The United States Supreme Court recently delivered a victory to the pro-life movement in striking down as unconstitutional a state statute that placed restrictions on pro-life advocacy outside abortion clinics.

Massachusetts' Reproductive Health Care Facilities Act, as amended in 2007, prohibited certain individuals from remaining on public ways and sidewalks within 35 feet (11 meters) of the entrances, exits, or driveways to abortion clinics during their hours of operation. Under the act, a person could be fined $500 and imprisoned for three months for a first offense; and, for a subsequent violation, a person could be fined $5000 and sent to prison for 30 months.

Sidewalk counselor Eleanor McCullen, 77, and other pro-life activists challenged the act in federal court, claiming that the 35-foot "buffer zones" severely hindered their efforts to approach pregnant women and give them information on abortion and advice on alternatives to the procedure. A district court and an appellate court rejected their arguments, siding with the state government. McCullen and her fellow litigants then petitioned the Supreme Court, which accepted their case and heard oral arguments in January.

On June 26, the Supreme Court, in a 9-0 decision, ruled in favor of the pro-life appellants, determining that Massachusetts had violated their freedom of speech. Five justices reasoned that the act restricting sidewalk activism was unconstitutional because it excessively burdened "the exchange of ideas" in a "traditional public forum." The other four justices reached the same conclusion using a somewhat different rationale. They held that Massachusetts, rather than being neutral, improperly discriminated against one viewpoint in favor of another by allowing clinic workers but not pro-life advocates to spread their message outside abortion facilities.

Planned Parenthood, the United States' largest abortion provider, was quick to express displeasure, condemning the Supreme Court for its unanimous decision. Corporate President Cecile Richards said that she felt the six male and three female justices had shown "a troubling level of disregard for American women." After the decision, officials in Massachusetts announced their commitment to fight back against the federal judiciary, saying they will try to pass new legislation against pro-life advocacy. For now, Eleanor McCullen, a mother and grandmother, may continue her efforts to reach out to younger women struggling with unforeseen pregnancies. "We need gentle, loving people that are not judgmental, that are there to help."

The Supreme Court decision McCullen v. Coakley (2014) is available here:

http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/13pdf/12-1168_6k47.pdf

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Postby District XIV » Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:55 pm

Pro-Life wrote:Free Speech Prevails at U.S. Supreme Court (By Culture of Life)

The United States Supreme Court recently delivered a victory to the pro-life movement in striking down as unconstitutional a state statute that placed restrictions on pro-life advocacy outside abortion clinics.

Massachusetts' Reproductive Health Care Facilities Act, as amended in 2007, prohibited certain individuals from remaining on public ways and sidewalks within 35 feet (11 meters) of the entrances, exits, or driveways to abortion clinics during their hours of operation. Under the act, a person could be fined $500 and imprisoned for three months for a first offense; and, for a subsequent violation, a person could be fined $5000 and sent to prison for 30 months.

Sidewalk counselor Eleanor McCullen, 77, and other pro-life activists challenged the act in federal court, claiming that the 35-foot "buffer zones" severely hindered their efforts to approach pregnant women and give them information on abortion and advice on alternatives to the procedure. A district court and an appellate court rejected their arguments, siding with the state government. McCullen and her fellow litigants then petitioned the Supreme Court, which accepted their case and heard oral arguments in January.

On June 26, the Supreme Court, in a 9-0 decision, ruled in favor of the pro-life appellants, determining that Massachusetts had violated their freedom of speech. Five justices reasoned that the act restricting sidewalk activism was unconstitutional because it excessively burdened "the exchange of ideas" in a "traditional public forum." The other four justices reached the same conclusion using a somewhat different rationale. They held that Massachusetts, rather than being neutral, improperly discriminated against one viewpoint in favor of another by allowing clinic workers but not pro-life advocates to spread their message outside abortion facilities.

Planned Parenthood, the United States' largest abortion provider, was quick to express displeasure, condemning the Supreme Court for its unanimous decision. Corporate President Cecile Richards said that she felt the six male and three female justices had shown "a troubling level of disregard for American women." After the decision, officials in Massachusetts announced their commitment to fight back against the federal judiciary, saying they will try to pass new legislation against pro-life advocacy. For now, Eleanor McCullen, a mother and grandmother, may continue her efforts to reach out to younger women struggling with unforeseen pregnancies. "We need gentle, loving people that are not judgmental, that are there to help."

The Supreme Court decision McCullen v. Coakley (2014) is available here:

http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/13pdf/12-1168_6k47.pdf

That story is so old, at least, by internet standards =/

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Postby Christian Democrats » Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:09 pm

District XIV wrote:That story is so old, at least, by internet standards =/

I wrote that article right after the decision, but the June newsletter never materialized unfortunately. :oops:

Players on vacation, inactivity on the forums, inactivity on the regional message board, etc.

Just now, Right to Life is starting to bounce back from the summer lull.
Leo Tolstoy wrote:Wrong does not cease to be wrong because the majority share in it.
GA#160: Forced Marriages Ban Act (79%)
GA#175: Organ and Blood Donations Act (68%)^
SC#082: Repeal "Liberate Catholic" (80%)
GA#200: Foreign Marriage Recognition (54%)
GA#213: Privacy Protection Act (70%)
GA#231: Marital Rape Justice Act (81%)^
GA#233: Ban Profits on Workers' Deaths (80%)*
GA#249: Stopping Suicide Seeds (70%)^
GA#253: Repeal "Freedom in Medical Research" (76%)
GA#285: Assisted Suicide Act (70%)
GA#310: Disabled Voters Act (81%)
GA#373: Repeal "Convention on Execution" (54%)

* denotes coauthorship
^ repealed resolution
#360: Electile Dysfunction
#452: Foetal Furore
#560: Bicameral Backlash
#570: Clerical Errors

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Postby District XIV » Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:15 pm

Christian Democrats wrote:
District XIV wrote:That story is so old, at least, by internet standards =/

I wrote that article right after the decision, but the June newsletter never materialized unfortunately. :oops:

Players on vacation, inactivity on the forums, inactivity on the regional message board, etc.

Just now, Right to Life is starting to bounce back from the summer lull.

Ah, I understand. :)

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Postby Nierr » Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:13 am

Hurray for the Supreme Court, allowing people like CD and his ilk to harass women who go to abortion clinics.

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Postby District XIV » Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:14 am

Nierr wrote:Hurray for the Supreme Court, allowing people like CD and his ilk to harass women who go to abortion clinics.

It's sad. SCOTUS made a terrible decision.

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Keep the RL Supreme court decisions where they belong. In Nationstates General.

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Postby PrussianEmpire » Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:47 pm

The Blaatschapen wrote:Keep the RL Supreme court decisions where they belong. In Nationstates General.

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Is this limiting our newsletter from having mentions of US Supreme Court or just people talking about them in the comments?
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Postby Sisterhood » Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:54 pm

It is a very delicate topic in this Empire and it depends on the gender... I don't support abortion but I can't change other women's opinions....

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Postby Christian Democrats » Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:13 pm

PrussianEmpire wrote:
The Blaatschapen wrote:Keep the RL Supreme court decisions where they belong. In Nationstates General.

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Question:
Is this limiting our newsletter from having mentions of US Supreme Court or just people talking about them in the comments?

I interpreted that comment as saying the latter. Every newsletter or two, the Right to Life News Bureau tries to include at least one real-world story; and our news agency isn't the only one that does this. The Blaatschapen himself has commented in the past that he occasionally enjoys reading real-world stories in this forum. I think he's just warning "don't go overboard" with the real-life stuff.
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Postby PrussianEmpire » Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:55 am

Christian Democrats wrote:
PrussianEmpire wrote:Question:
Is this limiting our newsletter from having mentions of US Supreme Court or just people talking about them in the comments?

I interpreted that comment as saying the latter. Every newsletter or two, the Right to Life News Bureau tries to include at least one real-world story; and our news agency isn't the only one that does this. The Blaatschapen himself has commented in the past that he occasionally enjoys reading real-world stories in this forum. I think he's just warning "don't go overboard" with the real-life stuff.

Ahhh okay, works for me.
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Postby Pro-Life » Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:01 am

Thursday, November 20, is Universal Children's Day, an international holiday that exists to promote "the welfare of the children of the world."

http://www.un.org/en/events/childrenday/

To celebrate Universal Children's Day, the Region of Right to Life has chosen to distribute a copy of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, in which the United Nations set forth ten basic principles that all peoples should uphold.



DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD (1959)

Preamble

Whereas the peoples of the United Nations have, in the Charter, reaffirmed their faith in fundamental human rights and in the dignity and worth of the human person, and have determined to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom,

Whereas the United Nations has, in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, proclaimed that everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth therein, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status,

Whereas the child, by reason of his physical and mental immaturity, needs special safeguards and care, including appropriate legal protection, before as well as after birth,

Whereas the need for such special safeguards has been stated in the Geneva Declaration of the Rights of the Child of 1924, and recognized in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and in the statutes of specialized agencies and international organizations concerned with the welfare of children,

Whereas mankind owes to the child the best it has to give,

Now therefore,

The General Assembly

Proclaims this Declaration of the Rights of the Child to the end that he may have a happy childhood and enjoy for his own good and for the good of society the rights and freedoms herein set forth, and calls upon parents, upon men and women as individuals, and upon voluntary organizations, local authorities and national Governments to recognize these rights and strive for their observance by legislative and other measures progressively taken in accordance with the following principles:

Principle 1

The child shall enjoy all the rights set forth in this Declaration. Every child, without any exception whatsoever, shall be entitled to these rights, without distinction or discrimination on account of race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status, whether of himself or of his family.

Principle 2

The child shall enjoy special protection, and shall be given opportunities and facilities, by law and by other means, to enable him to develop physically, mentally, morally, spiritually and socially in a healthy and normal manner and in conditions of freedom and dignity. In the enactment of laws for this purpose, the best interests of the child shall be the paramount consideration.

Principle 3

The child shall be entitled from his birth to a name and a nationality.

Principle 4

The child shall enjoy the benefits of social security. He shall be entitled to grow and develop in health; to this end, special care and protection shall be provided both to him and to his mother, including adequate pre-natal and post-natal care. The child shall have the right to adequate nutrition, housing, recreation and medical services.

Principle 5

The child who is physically, mentally or socially handicapped shall be given the special treatment, education and care required by his particular condition.

Principle 6

The child, for the full and harmonious development of his personality, needs love and understanding. He shall, wherever possible, grow up in the care and under the responsibility of his parents, and, in any case, in an atmosphere of affection and of moral and material security; a child of tender years shall not, save in exceptional circumstances, be separated from his mother. Society and the public authorities shall have the duty to extend particular care to children without a family and to those without adequate means of support. Payment of State and other assistance towards the maintenance of children of large families is desirable.

Principle 7

The child is entitled to receive education, which shall be free and compulsory, at least in the elementary stages. He shall be given an education which will promote his general culture and enable him, on a basis of equal opportunity, to develop his abilities, his individual judgement, and his sense of moral and social responsibility, and to become a useful member of society.

The best interests of the child shall be the guiding principle of those responsible for his education and guidance; that responsibility lies in the first place with his parents.

The child shall have full opportunity for play and recreation, which should be directed to the same purposes as education; society and the public authorities shall endeavour to promote the enjoyment of this right.

Principle 8

The child shall in all circumstances be among the first to receive protection and relief.

Principle 9

The child shall be protected against all forms of neglect, cruelty and exploitation. He shall not be the subject of traffic, in any form.

The child shall not be admitted to employment before an appropriate minimum age; he shall in no case be caused or permitted to engage in any occupation or employment which would prejudice his health or education, or interfere with his physical, mental or moral development.

Principle 10

The child shall be protected from practices which may foster racial, religious and any other form of discrimination. He shall be brought up in a spirit of understanding, tolerance, friendship among peoples, peace and universal brotherhood, and in full consciousness that his energy and talents should be devoted to the service of his fellow men.

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Postby The Blaatschapen » Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:47 am

Pro-Life wrote:<snip>


What does this have to do with Gameplay? :unsure:
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