South African chef ‘too fat’ to live in New Zealand
Immigration officials said Albert Buitenhuis, who weighs 130kg (286 pounds), did not have “an acceptable standard of health”.
He now faces expulsion despite shedding 30kg since he moved to the city of Christchurch six years ago
New Zealand has one of the highest obesity rates in the developed world, with nearly 30% of people overweight.
An immigration spokesman said Mr Buitenhuis’s application had been rejected because his obesity put him at “significant risk” of complications including diabetes, hypertension and heart disease.
“It is important that all migrants have an acceptable standard of health to minimise costs and demands on New Zealand’s health services,” he said.
See Article at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23475583
Is this right? If so, should they be using similar policies against children and the elderly because they have higher risks of getting sick?
What if one’s obesity is due to their genetic make-up? I also heard that some airlines are thinking of charging people extra based on, not only the weight of their luggage, but the weight of their bodies too…
Abortion – Write or Rong?
As of April this year, any woman in France who chooses to have an abortion will be reimbursed for 100 percent of the cost by state-sponsored social security, and contraception will be provided to any and all 15- to 18-year-olds free of charge.
What kind of message is the government sending to the people, even the young?
Is abortion wrong? Many doctors argue that since a fetal heartbeat can be detected at 12 weeks, the fetus should be treated as a living human being. Some evidence suggests that they can feel pain and react to feelings and sensations.
video – the silent scream ( watch this video after reading):
However, there is something to be said for legalising abortions. It is the same reason why tobacco is still not banned in numerous countries. It could create an ‘underground trade’.
· World-wide, around one quarter of pregnancies end in abortion – nearly half are illegal. That works out to 0ne-eighth of all pregnancies ending up in illegal abortions.
· 70,000 women world-wide die each year from back-street abortions. (A report from the Guardian)
Do government abortion facilities save lives?
One question I ask is this: Where should the line be drawn?
I feel it is definitely wrong for an abortion to be made because of a lack of self-control at a midnight party.
I think it is definitely okay if it is a rape case – One per cent (of aborting women) reported that they were the survivors of rape (NAF) , according to abort73.com, or if the mother’s life is put at risk from the pregnancy. But what about the in between?
One in three women in the UK have an abortion in their lifetime…