Month: July 2017

Rosemary McLeod: Money will decide legal marijuana debate

Stuff co.nz 13 July 2017 Family First Comment: Some great one-liners in this article… “Once marijuana was a boring illegal drug it was daring to smoke, but today it’s a miracle painkiller, with heaps of previously unknown medicinal properties, so…

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Care Alliance Launches ‘Ten Questions For David Seymour’ Campaign

Media Release – Care Alliance 12 July 2017 Family First Comment: The first question, released today, is ‘Why 18 years of age?’. This question highlights the inconsistency of Mr Seymour’s argument that euthanasia is ‘compassionate’. If killing is so kind,…

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Homeless man who sleeps on streets watched over by his mother

NZ Herald 11 July 2017 Family First Comment: A disturbing and sad story, but here’s the key bit “His family says Dan had a privileged upbringing; he was raised with a private education and grew up to travel overseas and gain…

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I’m a Pediatrician. How Transgender Ideology Has Infiltrated My Field and Produced Large-Scale Child Abuse

Daily Signal 3 July 2017 Family First Comment: This commentary was backed up by the Australian professor who spoke at our conference on Friday. Very disturbing when ideology trumps health and biology. Transgender politics have taken Americans by surprise, and…

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Bill English talks abortion, porn and gay marriage

NewsHub 7 July 2017 The Prime Minister’s doubled down on many of his moral positions when it comes to issues ranging from the accessibility of pornography to why he doesn’t agree with any form of euthanasia. Bill English was the…

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Family Groups Meet To Tackle Crucial Family Issues

Media Release 6 July 2017 Almost 300 delegates representing more than 75+ family-focused organisations and groups are gathering in Auckland tomorrow (Friday) for the tenth annual NZ Forum on the Family, hosted by Family First NZ. Speakers include: Melinda Tankard…

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The ‘Spin’Off slammed by members of Press Council as falling ‘so far short’

Ouch! Remember our earlier column “When a school social studies presentation is misrepresented by Spin…“? To summarise… We went to an Auckland girls high school to do a presentation on our Protect Marriage campaign during the 2013 gay marriage debate, to help the…

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NZ First Paid Father Leave Policy Welcomed

Media Release 8 July 2017 Family First NZ is welcoming the announcement by NZ First of their policy for paid paternal leave of two weeks rising to four weeks – and says that there is strong public support for paid…

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Marijuana use increases risk of metabolic syndrome

Georgia State University 29 June 2017 Family First Comment: Which is one of a number of reasons why we keep the drug illegal but offer help to deal with the addiction  The longer a person uses marijuana, the more the…

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