Month: September 2016

Hospices against euthanasia, MPs told


NewsHub 21 September 2016 Hospices have told told Parliament’s health select committee that they oppose changing the law to allow voluntary euthanasia. The committee is listening to public opinion on voluntary euthanasia and will report its conclusions to Parliament in…


Woman given 2 months to live survived for NINE years (UK)

Sandy Hillburn

Daily Mail 12 March 2015 When Sandra Hilburn was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in 2006, she was told she only had up to three months to live. Nine years – and five grandchildren – later, the 68-year-old retiree from…


‘I’m a non-binary 10-year-old’


BBC News 18 September 2016 Family First Comment: No – you’re a biological female. A beautiful 10 year old girl. Celebrate your uniqueness! And don’t let adults confuse and exploit you with mythical terms like ‘non-binary’ and ‘gender identity’. Leo…


Belgium teen first minor to be granted euthanasia


Radio NZ 18 September 2016 Family First Comment: And so it begins #slipperyslope A terminally ill 17-year-old has become the first minor to be helped to die in Belgium since age restrictions on euthanasia requests there were removed two years…


Govt ‘ignoring’ advice on alcohol-family violence link


NewsTalk ZB 18 September 2016 Family First Comment: Yep. “We should be looking at social problems through the point of view of science and what works – you’ve got to do something about the heavy drinking cultures through alcohol law…


Kiwi teens admit to ‘risky’ levels of binge drinking


NZ Herald 18 September 2016 Family First Comment: This is why we lobbied for the drinking age to be raised. “…..early onset of alcohol consumption tends to increase the likelihood of regular and heavy use and has been associated with…


Dominant Cause of US Child Poverty Similar to NZ

A young woman is sitting in her kitchen and is loking at her receipts at home while using a smart phone

Media Release 17 Sep 2016 Family First NZ says that latest data just released from the US Census Bureau on income inequality and poverty shows five times as many female-headed families (no husband present) as married-couple families were in poverty…


Don’t change euthanasia laws – NZ Medical Association


NewsHub 14 September 2016 Family First Comment: Who do we listen to? Medical professionals or Politicians? Easy – Not politicians! The New Zealand Medical Association has told a parliamentary committee it opposes changing the law to allow voluntary euthanasia. The…


Euthanasia debate reignites in Parliament


NewsHub 14 September 2016 The Care Alliance has told a health select committee legalising euthanasia and assisted suicide is unnecessary and dangerous. The committee has heard a second round of submissions on legislation to permit medically-assisted dying, “in the event…