Author: McBlog2

Teenagers still wedded to idea of marriage

The Times 27 January 2018 Family First Comment: And why not? Even young people aspire to the ‘gold standard’ (not perfect, but still miles ahead of the alternatives)….. “Cohabiting parents are also far more likely to split up than those…

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How many botched cases would it take to end euthanasia of the vulnerable?

Washington Post 24 January 2018 Family First Comment: And that’s the key question… “As bioethicists David Miller and Scott Kim of the National Institutes of Health note in a recent paper , “Dutch physicians . . . report difficulty in applying the…

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Nurses’ unique perspectives on end-of-life choices must be heard

Nursing Review 1 February 2018 Family First Comment: An excellent commentary from a nurse and cancer survivor: “surely our government can prevent undignified dying by increasing the palliative care resources.” Exactly. Make a submission opposing Euthanasia – www.protect.org.nz The outcome…

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Woman left with lasting fear after partner’s marijuana binge

Otago Daily Times 1 February 2018 Family First Comment: Marijuana a harmless mellow substances that harms no-one else? Yeah right. “Thammahetti Mudalige lost his job after failing a drug test and then embarked on a four-day cannabis binge. Judge Michael…

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Richard McLeod: Make our voices known against the euthanasia bill

Asia Pacific Report 31 January 2018 Family First Comment: Another excellent commentary – this time from a legal perspective. Make a submission against euthanasia – www.protect.org.nz Two years ago, the Parliamentary Health Select Committee investigating public attitudes to euthanasia and…

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Two paths to cannabis reform

NewsRoom 31 January 2018 Family First Comment: This article highlights why we oppose the Greens bill… “’Would you grow your own aspirin?’ Indeed, cannabis contains over 400 distinct compounds, including 100 different phyto-cannabinoid compounds. “We need to be sure what…

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Dr John Fox: Assisted dying is not the right cure for suffering

NZ Herald 31 January 2018 Family First Comment: A superb response – from someone ‘on the frontline’ Make a submission against euthanasia www.protect.org.nz I read Brendan Rope’s story of his father’s battle with motor neurone disease with sadness. Stories of…

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Bullying students tell of racism in study of how they view the education system

Stuff co.nz 31 January 2018 School children are reporting “consistent” racism in a major report into how students view the education system. “Some teachers are racist,” a student in alternative education told the report Education matters to me: Key insights,…

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E-cigarettes still carry risk of cancer and heart disease, say experts

NewsHub 30 January 2018 Smoke from e-cigarettes damages DNA, and can increase the risk of cancer and heart disease, scientists have warned. The battery-driven devices, which deliver an instant nicotine “hit” without burning tobacco, have been widely promoted as a…

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The Libertarian Case for Drug Prohibition

The Public Discourse 28 January 2018 Family First Comment: An excellent article….. “Recreational drug use interferes with clear thinking. The very activity is centered around the consumption of an intoxicating substance that impairs one’s cognition. The whole point is to…

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