* The Globe and Mail reports today on growing support for making benefits open to all couples living together in long-term dependent relationships without restricting access to those benefits to conjugal couples. 

* Zenit News reported Friday that the Council of Europe took a stand against any official introduction of active euthanasia, stressing instead the need for palliative care.

* An Associated Press report today noted that a Federal judge has ruled that a Wisconsin law against partial-birth abortion is constitutional; Planned Parenthood said it would appeal.

* The Edmonton Examiner reported two weeks ago that the Castle Downs Recreation Society is raising funds for a children’s water park and playground with a “Ladies Night Out” featuring male strippers.


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