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Not naming fathers a “rort”

Media Release 14 August 2018 Lindsay Mitchell – Welfare Commentator  Family First Comment: “Whatever fathers do not pay for their children, someone else will have to.” i.e. us – the taxpayers! MSD Minister Carmel Sepuloni, and Green Party MP Jan…

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Children of religious parents less likely to attempt suicide – study

NewsHub 12 August 2018 Family First Comment: No surprises A study has found that children of religious parents are less likely to attempt suicide. The study, published in JAMA Psychiatry journal, studied multiple generations of families at high and low…

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MPs recommend easier process to change sex on birth certificate

Radio NZ News 11 August 2018 Family First Comment: The politicians promote ideology over biology, confusion over reality. “A report released yesterday by the Governance and Administration Committee has recommended that people be able to change the nominated sex on…

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Children’s Minister Tracey Martin wants online pornography to be regulated

NZ Herald 10 August 2018 Family First Comment: This is exactly what an expert panel on the harms of pornography would investigate. (But we’re still waiting on the politicians to respond !)www.PornInquiry.nz New Zealand could follow the United Kingdom in…

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Mothers would get bereavement leave for miscarriages under new bill

NewsHub 9 August 2018 Women who have a miscarriage at any stage in their pregnancy would be entitled to bereavement leave under a new Member’s Bill drawn from the ballot. Labour MP Ginny Andersen’s bill would make it explicit that…

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Miscarriage Bereavement Leave Should Include Post-Abortion

Media Release 9 August 2018 Family First NZ is welcoming and supporting a private members bill which allows for bereavement leave for a miscarriage, but says that the leave should be extended to also cover post-abortion bereavement leave. “We absolutely…

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Coen Lammers: What it’s really like living with Down syndrome

NZ Herald 9 August 2018 Family First Comment: “Iceland has reached a near-100 per cent termination rate, while last year only four births with Down syndrome were recorded in Denmark. Before the New Zealand medical community quietly eliminates one section…

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