Month: June 2017

GORDON COPELAND – Middle Ground Can Be Reached On Abortion

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Dominion Post  22 May 2017 Family First Comment: “It troubles me deeply when I hear that a young women’s baby has been aborted without her being given detailed information about the procedure, its consequences and the alternatives. That needs to…


MPs should not take Horizon survey seriously

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Media Release  Euthanasia-Free NZ 19 June 2017 Family First Comment: Self-selected. Not random. Loaded questions. Vague question. Emotive wording. Moving on…… “The recent Horizon Research ‘poll’ commissioned by the Voluntary Euthanasia Society should not be taken seriously,” says Renée Joubert,…


Abortion rate drops to lowest in 25 years

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NZ Herald 19 June 2017 Family First Comment: Family First NZ spokeswoman Marina Young said she was one of those who had had an abortion and had come to regret it. She wanted the Government to provide “complete information” about…


PM not keen but won’t rule out smacking referendum

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NewsHub 19 June 2017 Family First Comment: Nice quote from Winston… “New Zealand First has called for another referendum on the controversial issue, leader Winston Peters saying it should be up to the public because they are “far more reliable…


NZ First Correct To Revisit Smacking Law


Media Release 19 June 2017 Family First NZ is welcoming continued comments by NZ First that they will revisit the highly controversial and hugely unpopular anti-smacking law, but will be clarifying with the party as to whether they will accept…


Dropping Abortion Rate Great News, Law Is Working

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Media Release 19 June 2017 Family First NZ is welcoming the drop in the number of abortions – the lowest rate in over 25 years – but is sounding a warning that these positive trends will be reversed if Labour,…


Price of getting hitched rises for couples and celebrants

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NZ Herald 18 June 2017 Family First Comment: Very good point! “My contention is, in a country that says we want to value marriage a licence should be granted on application for no fee.” A priest is up in arms…


Renowned UK Neurosurgeon on Assisted Dying and His ‘Suicide Kit’

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Medscape 27 April 2017 Family First Comment: This should disturb everyone! “He described the arguments from the anti-euthanasia group as being “grotesque.” “They argue that grannies will be made to commit suicide,” he said. “Even if a few grannies get…


New Zealand’s high youth suicide rate highlighted in new report

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TVNZ One News 15 June 2017 Family First Comment: This makes disturbing reading. Mental health HAS to be a priority! New Zealand’s high youth suicide rate has been highlighted in the latest international report on children’s wellbeing. NZ ranked 34th…


What the latest UNICEF report said about smacking…

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UNICEF has just released the Innocenti Report Card 14. There is a section entitled “Stopping adult violence against children” and contains a graph which shows the results of a survey by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights that reflects…