Month: November 2014

Labour Leaders Open To Extreme Abortion Laws

Media Release 12 Nov 2014 Family First NZ is rejecting the Labour leader candidates’ call for the decriminalisation of abortion and says that the existing safeguards are there to protect women and children. “Andrew Little, Grant Robertson, Nanaia Mahuta and…

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Screen time can lead to eyestrain in kids

AAP News 11 November 2014 A growing children’s health concern could literally be staring you in the face. Youths can suffer from eyestrain caused by using digital screens to do homework, read or play games. Symptoms include dry or red…

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Maori over-represented in abuse stats

Radio NZ News 10 November 2014 An independent inquiry has found child abuse and family violence amongst Maori is costing the country up to $3.4 billion. Sir Owen Glenn’s report looks at the amount paid for treating victims, loss of…

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Children’s Rights, or Rights to Children?

Public Discourse 10 November 2014 If it’s okay to buy and sell sperm, eggs, and wombs, then why is it not okay to sell other human tissues or organs? If it’s okay to sell one’s reproductive parts, why is it…

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Timing of euthanasia bill worries Little

NZ Herald 11 November 2014 Labour leadership contender Andrew Little says he does not want a colleague to restart the highly divisive debate on legalising euthanasia when the party is trying to restore confidence with voters. Labour’s Palmerston North MP…

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Labour MP gauges support for assisted-suicide bill

3News 6 November 2014 Labour MP Iain Lees-Galloway is taking up the mantle of a bill belonging to a former colleague, which would legalise voluntary euthanasia. The Palmerston North MP offered to pick up Maryan Street’s End of Life Choice…

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MP’s Ignore Prostitution Harm & Gender Inequality

Media Release 10 Nov 2014 Family First NZ is rejecting a report from the Justice and Electoral Select committee which has rejected a petition on street prostitution, labelling the report naïve and oblivious to the concerns of communities. “Street prostitution…

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Labour Leadership – Where do they stand on family issues?

The Labour Party is currently in the process of choosing a new leader. We thought you might be interested to see where they stand on important family issues such as same-sex marriage, euthanasia, the anti-smacking law, abortion, marijuana, and many…

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“Dear Brittany Maynard, I Feel You, Cancer is Tough.”

A message from experienced UK cancer patient Marcel Schreur to Brittany Maynard who struggled with this devastating disease. Marcel is deemed by Specialists as a medical phenomenon. LIBá captured his deeply moving story to help inspire Brittany and others in…

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The Selfishness of Sperm Donation

CBC Network 6 November 2014 A recent essay in the New York Times tells the story of a lesbian couple in Brooklyn who used the sperm of one of their friends in California to conceive their son. By happenstance, the…

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