Month: August 2016

Candidate Donates $1000 to Family First after Sword Incident

David Rankin

Scoop 25 August 2016 Following the incident on Monday this week, when Auckland Council candidate David Rankin and supporter Dr Don Brash were approached by a sword-wielding man with mental health problems who was later apprehended by Police, Mr Rankin…


Woman sues after botched termination leads to motherhood

abortion ultrasound scan

Stuff 25 August 2016 Family First Comment: How very sad. “The woman is also seeking an unspecified amount for pain and suffering she has experienced, including depression and psychological trauma.” I think it may be the son who grows…


Most people ‘change their mind’ about wanting to end their life: palliative care doctor

euthanasia protest

Stuff 24 August 2016 Family First Comment: Some superb comments from someone who knows! People aren’t “crying out in pain from their deathbeds”, says a palliative care doctor against voluntary euthanasia. Amanda Landers, chair of The Australian and New…


Not a big deal, David Seymour? For disabled people the idea of assisted suicide couldn’t be bigger

EUTHANASIA a recipe for abuse

The SpinOff 24 August 2016 Family First Comment: “Dear (ACT MP) David Seymour… Disabled and other people who oppose assisted suicide are not religious fanatics. Not Dead Yet Aotearoa was founded on disability rights not religious convictions. Assisted suicide supporters…


The assisted suicide inquiry begins


Lecretia Seales’ husband makes emotional appeal to MPs about voluntary euthanasia NZ Herald 24 August 2016 Family First Comment: “The evidence shows that people who engage in palliative care early not only live better, they live longer. Do we want…


The Government heading for a crackdown on drug-driving

Marijuana - drug tests

NZ Herald 24 August 2016 Family First Comment: Debunking the myth that marijuana never killed anyone! The Government looks set to introduce a new testing regime to catch drug-impaired drivers and prevent more carnage on our roads. Associate Transport Minister…


Married couples who view adult material double the risk of divorce


Daily Mail 22 August 2016 Family First Comment: “Assistant professor Dr Samuel Perry said: ‘Beginning pornography use between survey waves nearly doubled one’s likelihood of being divorced by the next survey period, from 6 per cent to 11 per cent,…


Easter Sunday law ‘not conscience issue’

John Key grumpy

John Key: No need for conscience vote on Easter Sunday trading Stuff 22 August 2016 Family First Comment: Sad. National MPs being whipped to vote for Easter trading law changes. Prime Minister John Key denies National MPs should be…