December 13th 2003


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COVER STORY : Does a new ALP leader mean a new direction?

EDITORIAL: More Australian industries to be sacrificed

HONG KONG: Pro-democracy party triumphs in HK election

DRUGS: Parliamentary Committee recommends dumping Harm Minimisation

COMMENT: Internet porn's innocent victims

STRAWS IN THE WIND : Somnambulists at the wheel / West and rest / Knopfelmacher's view

LETTERS: Who's looking after NSW's water?

LETTERS: Cane farmers feel 'alienated'

LETTERS: Prohibition never works - says who?

LETTERS: The morning-after pill in schools

LETTERS: Tariff cuts and unemployment

LETTERS: Good counsel

MEDIA: The blindness of the affluent

TRADE: US-China exchange rate battle to affect Australian exporters

WTO: International trade policy: where to next?

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LETTERS:
Good counsel


by Rev Dr D Clarnette

News Weekly, December 13, 2003
Sir,

Dr Hemingway's letter "Forgetting the golden rule" (News Weekly, November 15) raises a valid point about contraception.

No doubt, as a medical doctor, he has been able to gauge the extent to which contraception is practised. Sadly, few ministers and churches ever tackle this subject.

I have no hesitation in urging Christian couples to observe the creation mandate in Genesis where the Creator of life urged man to "be fruitful and multiply; to fill the earth and subdue it".

My counsel to couples is to aim to have more rather than fewer children and to trust God for their support.

Rev Dr D Clarnette
Benalla, Vic




























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