Month: November 2016

NZ won’t introduce euthanasia Bill, says John Key

NewsHub 8 November 2016 Family First Comment: It will be difficult for Seymour to push his assisted suicide obsession when he’s voted out at the next election 🙂 No amount of public support for euthanasia will prompt the National Government…

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Ken Orr: Euthanasia an attack on the dignity of the human being

Stuff co.nz 8 November 2016 Family First Comment: “Good medical care aims to eliminate the pain, not kill the patient.” Well said. Philip Nitschke is the founder and director of Exit International; its objective is to teach vulnerable people about…

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Family First: Suicide crisis could worsen

NewsHub 2 November 2016 Allowing assisted dying will create a contagion effect that will only make New Zealand’s suicide crisis worse, Family First’s national director Bob McCroskie believes. Mr McCroskie has hit out at media reports making “heroes” of terminally…

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Funding shortfall for NZ’s elder abuse sector putting people at risk

Stuff co.nz 6 November 2016 Family First Comment: “This meant some people are being left in potentially abusive and unsafe environments, she said.” Imagine how much worse it would get if we had assisted suicide laws…. A serious shortfall in…

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Anti-social media? Study links loneliness, social media

Radio NZ 6 November 2016 Family First Comment: No real surprise, is it. A study has found the people who spend the most time on social media are also the most lonely. The Australian Psychological Society survey found two-thirds of…

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Georgia Drops Demands for Pastor to Hand Over Bible and Sermons, Now Wants Minister Credentials, Salary

Christian Post 2 November 2016 Family First Comment: A disturbing example of how you could be treated if you believe in traditional marriage as one man one woman “The petition backed leading health expert Dr. Eric Walsh, who was previously…

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Filipo maintains plea, sentenced to supervision

Otago Daily Times 3 November 2016 Wellington rugby player Losi Filipo has avoided jail and been sentenced to nine months of supervision. Filipo this morning maintained his guilty plea for an assault on four people in Wellington. Justice Collins said…

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Euthanasia a ‘dangerous’ topic to be discussing, Family First tells MPs

Stuff co.nz 2 November 2016 Suicide is an “objectionable and dangerous idea”, says Family First; one that Parliament’s Health Select Committee should not be entertaining. Spokesman Bob McCoskrie was speaking to MPs leading a parliamentary inquiry into euthanasia, which has…

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