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Chinese bioweapon supplied by the West?

According to US investigators, for the last six years ‘Chinese scientists have been preparing for a Third World War fought with biological and genetic weapons’; these weapons include the Coronavirus, and the document obtained by the US State Department, entitled ‘New Species of Man-made Viruses as Genetic Bioweapons’ - highlighted in The Australian in a book review of What Really Happened in Wuhan in The Australian - showed that ‘People’s Liberation Army scientists and health officials examine

The brilliant new ‘male Pill’: too good to be true?

According to scientists, ‘[m]en can at last be trusted to take their equivalent of the Pill’, thus clearing a ‘major hurdle’ in its development - ‘women’s  fear that their partners will forget to take it.’ The gel, rubbed into the shoulder, ‘suppresses testosterone more effectively than tablets so men produce little or no sperm’, and in a trial ‘involving 35 men aged 18 to 50, 90 per cent remembered to use a contraceptive gel every day for a year.’ Professor Richard Anderson of Edinburgh University ‘now hopes to expand

The abortion laws and women’s liberation

Commenting on Carey Mulligan’s new film Promising Young Woman, which depicts a woman taking her revenge on men who get away with rape, Peter Hitchens says that this is a false narrative; rather, ‘the awful diplomatic relations between the sexes have quite a lot to do with the ultra-feminist revolution that swept through the wealthy world after the 1960s.

Dodging assisted dying’? We will be!

In putting the case for legalising ‘assisted dying’, correspondents cite ‘personal choice’, ‘unbearable pain’, people ‘tired of life’, and ‘terrible suffering’ for which pets would be put down (Letters, Daily Mail, April 20, 2021).

 

A woman’s work is never done? The hidden cost of raising the retirement age

A new study has found that pushing back the age at which women can claim the state pension has ‘not saved the taxpayer money’ because those women who carry on working into their sixties ‘compensate by reducing the care they provide for their parents’; King’s College London academics found that in this age-bracket, ‘[f]or every woman working 30 hours a week ...

Endometriosis, ectopic pregnancy and the abortion pill

Filmmaker Charlotte Carroll tells how she ‘went to hospital writhing in agony’ to discover that she had an ectopic pregnancy; sadly, an eight-week-old embryo had to be removed, along with the fallopian tube in which it was implanted, and she was told that the endometriosis from which she suffers - in which ‘cells similar to those found in the lining of the womb occur elsewhere in the body’, leading to severe pain - ‘doubles her risk of an ectopic pregnancy’.

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