Month: October 2016

Judge reaffirms ban on Obama transgender school bathroom policy (US)


LifeSiteNews 19 October 2016 Family First Comment: Sanity prevails. Now to tackle NZ’s insanity. A federal judge has stopped President Obama’s policy forcing public schools to allow boys in the girls’ locker room. U.S. District Court Judge Reed O’Connor rejected…


Assisted-suicide law prompts insurance company to deny coverage to terminally ill California woman


Washington Times 20 October 2016 Family First Comment: DISTURBING! A terminally ill mother of 4 said her doctors have appealed the insurance company’s decision twice, to no avail. She said the assisted-suicide law creates an incentive for insurance companies to…


United Nations new Secretary General Supports Family of One Woman and One Man and Right to Life of Unborn


Right to Life Media Release 18 October 2016 Family First Comment: A welcome improvement – especially considering who the other candidates were 🙂 Right to Life congratulates the General Assembly of the United Nations for appointing Antonio Guterres, on the…


Children 14 or Under Need Fewer HPV Vaccine Doses


New York Times 19 October 2016 Children 11 to 14 years old need only two doses of the HPV vaccine, not the previously recommended three doses, to protect against cervical cancer and other cancers caused by the human papillomavirus, the…


Gambling up, despite disappearing pokie machines


NewsHub 21 October 2016 Family First Comment: “This is an issue that affects us all, because the impacts of problem gambling in terms of neglect, crime and demand for food banks, those are costs that we all pick up.” Problem…


Parents struggle to limit screen time – study


Stuff 21 October 2016 Mia, 11, wants to be a vet, but her love of an online game called “Animal Jam” will not get her there. She’ll need a good education. Her parents, Anna and Martin de Jager, have…


Screentime An Emerging Factor In Child / Adolescent Health


Media Release 21 October 2016 Family First NZ says that a survey highlighting the concerns of parents about screentime for their children is a very real problem which the government and the Ministries of Health and Educatiion are ignoring. A…


“Suicide is a fundamental human right”? Not on our watch, Nitschke!

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@philipnitschke so suicide is a 'right' and should be encouraged? Shameful. #chooselife — Family First NZ (@familyfirstnz) October 17, 2016 @philipnitschke let's hope you never get access to schools or our young people. — Family First NZ (@familyfirstnz) October 18,…


Suicide tally reaches new high – Chief coroner


NZ Herald 18 October 2016 Family First Comment: “Everyone should recognise the importance of taking suicidal thoughts seriously and knowing where to get help,” Chief Coroner Marshall said. But some politicians just want to talk about assisted suicide all the…