Month: May 2015

Mum fights back after daughter’s secret school abortion

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LifeSiteNews 28 May 2015 A mother petitioned the New Zealand government this week to pass legislation that would ensure parents are notified of their teenage daughter’s pregnancy, prior to any decisions or referrals for abortion. The petition, signed by Hillary…


U.S. anti-legalization group urges more access to marijuana research

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Reuters 28 May 2015 A group opposed to pot legalization is unveiling proposals on Thursday for the U.S. government to ease restrictions on scientific research into marijuana’s potential as medicine, in a first step for an organization of its kind.…


Schools Will Reject ‘Extreme’ Sex Ed Guidelines

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Media Release 29 May 2015 Family First NZ says that most schools along with the parents in the school community will rightly reject the extreme elements of the new sexuality education guidelines, and that resources should be targeted at parents…


Scottish Parliament rejects attempt to legalise assisted suicide

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The Independent 28 May 2015 The Scottish Parliament rejected an attempt to legalise assisted suicide following a vote in Holyrood. A bill had proposed that those with terminal or life-shortening illnesses should be able to obtain help to end their…


No, it’s not a b&w issue. It’s a health & family issue!

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Parental notification not a black-and-white issue Stuff 27 May 2015 The law allowing a teenager to keep her  abortion private from her parents should stay in place, NZ Family Planning says. Stratford mother Hillary Kieft presented a petition calling…


SkyCity convention centre design ‘looks like a beached ship’

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NZ Herald 26 May 2015 The revamped design of the contentious SkyCity convention centre has divided critics, with one urban design expert saying it looks like “a ship beached up on Nelson St”. The latest design plans were released today…


SHAMEFUL: Family Planning plans to fight proposed abortion changes

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NewsTalk ZB 27 May 2015 Family Planning will fight a potential new abortion law. Whanganui MP Chester Borrows was handed a petition by Stratford mother Hillary Kieft, whose daughter had an abortion at 15 years old before she attempted suicide…


Smaller Convention Centre Should Mean Less Pokies

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Media Release 26 May 2015 Family First NZ says that with the downsizing of the SkyCity Convention Centre, the legislative concession for allowing an increased number of pokie machines should be significantly reduced, if not scrapped. “As we said from…


The touching photo that captured hearts

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NZ Herald 26 May 2015 A US Marine and his new wife captured hearts when their wedding photographer shared an image of the two of them praying together just moments before their wedding ceremony. The couple have revealed what was…