Month: June 2015

Abortion doctor a phone call away

abortion - depressed girl on phone

NZ Herald 3 June 2015 Women seeking an abortion are being offered easier access to the procedure with a free, national telephone consultation service that started this week. Using the phone number 0800-ABORTION, the service has been set up by…


SMACKING LAW FAIL: NZ’s shocking child abuse statistics

child abuse done by women

Stuff 2 June 2015 A child is admitted to a New Zealand hospital every second day with injuries arising from either assault, neglect or maltreatment, research says. Nearly half of them are aged under five. The figures, which are…


Stop Surrogacy Now: Why We Must Unite


Public Discourse 22 May 2015 On May 11, 2015, an unprecedented global campaign was launched: Stop Surrogacy Now! What sets this campaign apart is that Stop Surrogacy Now (SSN) unites organizations and individuals with opposing positions on many other issues—including…


Teachers back new sex education guidelines

sex education blackboard

Radio NZ News 30 May 2015 The Ministry of Education yesterday released a new version of its sexuality education guide, updated for the first time in more than a decade. It said the changes would help encourage problem-solving and decision-making…


Report: A third of marijuana smokers drive under the influence

marijuana stoned driving

Stuff 30 May 2015 More than a third of cannabis smokers have admitted driving while high, sparking calls for random roadside saliva testing. A report surveying cannabis consumption, published by the Ministry of Health,  shows about one in 10 Kiwis…


Euthanasia strikes a nerve

euthanasia - care not killing

NZ Herald 30 May 2015 It is not often I wish I was a pensioner in Wellington but I did this week. Given spare time and proximity to the city’s High Court, I would have been in the public gallery…


Education bosses want gender-neutral uniforms in NZ schools

gender school uniform

OneNews 29 May 2015 A leading clothing designer has slammed a Ministry of Education proposal to introduce gender neutral uniforms to New Zealand schools, calling it a “time-wasting idea”. The Ministry is advising schools to offer gender-neutral uniforms to better…