Month: November 2016

Terminally Ill Prisoner Should Be Allowed Home Early


Media Release 3 November 2016 Family First New Zealand says that terminally ill prison Vicki Letele should be released from prison early and allowed to spend her final weeks or months at home with her family. “Although she has committed…


Talk of euthanasia encouraging suicides, conservative lobby group says


NZ Herald 2 November 2016 Family First Comment: McCoskrie said any discussion of suicide should focus on prevention. “In complete contrast, this inquiry is initiated and is driven by a desire to promote assisted suicide. You don’t discourage suicide by…


Family Group Welcomes Filipo Sentence


Media Release 2 November 2016 Family First NZ is welcoming the sentence handed to rugby player Losi Filipo, after Family First asked the Solicitor-General to appeal the original weak and dangerous sentence. “The rights of the victims to see justice,…


MPs Told “You Don’t Discourage Suicide by Assisting Suicide”


Family First Media Release 2 Nov 2016 Family First New Zealand – one of the lead family organisations against assisted suicide and euthanasia – has presented their oral submission today to the Select Committee conducting the Investigation into ending one’s…


What is the number?


Maxim Institute 30 September 2016 Family First Comment: A very good question from the Maxim Institute regarding assisted suicide. ‘’How many wrongful deaths is Parliament prepared to risk if these practices are legalised? What is the number? What is the…


Is marijuana a ‘gateway’ drug? Most scientists still aren’t sure


Las Vegas Review Journal 30 October 2016 Family First Comment: If the ‘jury is still out’, we should definitely not be liberalising it! Discussions of legalizing the use of marijuana often revolve around the contention that pot functions as a…