Month: September 2017

VALUE YOUR VOTE 2017: Abortion

The good news is that abortions are at the lowest rate since 1990. But some political parties want to ‘decriminalise’ abortion and consequently diminish safeguards that exist for vulnerable women. Decriminalisation will pave the way for late term and partial…

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Narelle Henson: Complex matters of life and death

Stuff co.nz 15 September 2017 Family First Comment: “If our fight against suicide is to be effective we simply must be able to explain why some physical suffering justifies death while the mental torture that is severe depression, or bipolar,…

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VALUE YOUR VOTE 2017: Independent Complaints Authority for Oranga Tamariki (CYF)

Where do families turn when they believe CYF (renamed as Oranga Tamariki – Ministry for Vulnerable Children) isn’t performing? It is difficult to understand why the government is so apprehensive about independent accountability for an organisation that can make decisions…

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VALUE YOUR VOTE 2017: Binding Citizens Initiated Referenda

If important issues can pass the very high threshold of firstly obtaining almost 300,000 valid signatures from New Zealand citizens, and then win a majority vote after the public debate, Parliament should be bound by the result. Unfortunately, politicians have…

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VALUE YOUR VOTE 2017: Sex Education In Schools

Parents have been horrified at groups coming in to schools and undermining the role and values of parents with sex education resources targeted at children as young as five which fail to take into account the emotional and physical development…

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How the Media Promote (Some) Suicides

First Things 1 September 2017 Family First Comment: An excellent insight….. “When some suicides are promoted in media, law, and popular culture as a social good—as assisted suicides are—that can have an unintended effect on suicidal people who do not…

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The Reality of Late-Term Abortion Procedures

Charlotte Lozier Institute 2015 The Reality of Late-Term Abortion Procedures Introduction Of interest to the medical, moral, sociological, and political issues surrounding late-term abortion is the question of why women seek abortion after 20 weeks gestation. Any data considered to…

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‘Yes’ to a joint after work but ‘no’ to medicinal marijuana – Gareth Morgan

NewsHub 12 September 2017 Family First Comment: Oh dear. Confusion reigns. He needs to spend some time reading information on our website www.saynopetodope.nz 😊 The Opportunities Party (TOP) leader Gareth Morgan says while he supports the full the legalisation of…

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VALUE YOUR VOTE 2017: Expert Panel Inquiry into Harms of Porn

A petition calling on an expert panel to investigate the public health effects and societal harms of pornography and which received 22,334 written signatures in just two months has been deferred to the next Parliament by the Government Administration Select…

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Bob McCoskrie: Assisted suicide is still a form of suicide

Newshub Online 13 Sep 2017 http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/health/2017/09/bob-mccoskrie-assisted-suicide-is-still-a-form-of-suicide.html In a recent exchange with Family First. Nitschke tweeted; ‘Suicide is a fundamental human right – one that society has no moral right to interfere with’. I find that attitude highly disturbing. In 2014,…

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