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Mother up! - Most Jamaicans still opposed to abortion-on-demand and only want the law changed for special circumstances

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Jamaicans are starting to be more tolerant in many areas but the question of aborting on demand is still a no-no.In a recently conducted all-island poll by the Johnson Survey Research Limited, the majority of respondents said the laws governing…

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Clueless & cruel - Gender specialist disheartened by 75 per cent rejection of abortion on demand in latest poll

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Gender advocate Nadeen Spence is disappointed with the latest findings from a Gleaner-commission poll by Johnson Survey Research Limited, which shows that the majority of Jamaicans do not believe that the law governing abortions should be changed to…

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Don’t bully my womb, I don’t want to be a mother - Women shunning motherhood by choice

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At 46, Christian therapist Peta-Gay McClure does not have a child by choice, and it’s a decision she did not make lightly.McClure is among a group of adult women who have decided that the business of motherhood is not for them despite the pressure…

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Mother’s Day without mom

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Debra defied the odds for her five childrenDebra Ashman is not around to celebrate Mother’s Day 2018, but her children will mark her legacy as they remember the challenges she faced and conquered to ensure that they have a good life.Despite becoming…

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A different path to motherhood - 18-year-old becomes sole parent then adopts her 17-year-old cousin’s child

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Becoming a mother at age 18 could spell trouble for many Jamaicans, but that was the age at which Evena Graham took the bold decision to take custody of her cousin’s child, who was being put up for adoption.Graham’s road to motherhood started when…

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Corporate mothers take the spotlight

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Mothers are a special group of employees who are always on call. By day, they fulfil their responsibilities to their organisations, and day or night, they fulfil their responsibilities to their families.Last Friday, The Gleaner, in association with…

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Marion Hall - Motherhood and Ministry

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“My Jesus walks on water. My Jesus calms the sea. He’s a healer and a restorer - just take one look at me. Just look at me!”This is a line from one of the songs from Minister Marion Hall’s upcoming album. Formerly known as ‘Lady Saw’, she has taken…

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Motherhood: The gift that keeps on giving

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For this year’s tribute to mothers, The Sunday Gleaner explores the gift of motherhood.In celebration of the day dedicated to them, a few mothers from the entertainment sphere talked about how much motherhood has changed their lives. Describing it…

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The Music Diaries | The musical experience of the Empire Windrush

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The Windrush scandal is a topic that is currently dominating the headlines. Seventy years ago, the SS Empire Windrush - originally a German cruise ship - docked in Kingston, Jamaica, en route from several other countries to England. With over 1,000…

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‘Mommy Rocket’ - Fraser-Pryce shares joys of motherhood

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She has won just about everything there is to win in athletics, but for sprinting titan Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, no number of medals or records can compare to the eternal prize of motherhood.Fraser-Pryce, the most dominant female 100 metres sprinter…

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