Month: September 2017

Down’s syndrome advocacy group condemn Jacinda Arden’s pledge to introduce abortion up to birth for disabilities

Media Release – Saving Downs 6 September 2017 Family First Comment: Mike Sullivan, head of Down’s syndrome advocacy group Saving Downs and father of Rebecca who has Down’s syndrome said: “Thinking of my daughter, I can’t believe that in 2017…

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There’s a push to silence conservative viewpoints

Stuff co.nz 5 September 2017 Family First Comment: Well said Karl “One rule for groups promoting “progressive” causes, but another for organisations that take a socially conservative position? That’s how it looks to me. What we are witnessing, I believe,…

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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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Vote Compass: What you think about… marijuana

TVNZ One News 5 September 2017 Family First Comment: Contrary to the ‘claims’ of the Drug Foundation and NORML Kiwis are split down the middle when it comes to legalising marijuana for personal use, the latest Vote Compass statistics have…

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Ardern’s pledge to decriminalise abortion sparks controversy

NZ Herald 5 September 2017 Family First Comment: Dear Jacinda Will you allow abortions up to 40 weeks? Abortions for gender (e.g. not wanting a boy or girl)? Abortions for Downs Syndrome or other disabilities? Labour leader Jacinda Ardern’s commitment…

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Why is the daughter of lesbian parents against gay marriage?

Ask the Bigot: Who is Katy Faust and why is the daughter of lesbian parents against gay marriage? Lateline (Australia) 13 August 2015 Family First Comment: A fascinating interview from 2015 – but even more relevant in Australia at the…

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Half of Kiwis Say Nope To Dope

Media Release 5 Sep 2017 Family First NZ says that the Vote Compass survey run by TVNZ rebuts the spurious and vested interest claims made by NORML and the Drug Foundation that NZ’ers want marijuana laws liberalised. An independent 1…

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SSM vote maybe trump moment says gay couple who oppose it (Aust)

The Australian 5 September 2017 Family First Comment: Interesting commentary from Australia “This could be the Brexit or Trump moment for Australia, where the polls are saying one thing but you go to the ballot box and people are clearly…

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WARNING TO ALL – Jacinda Ardern: Abortion ‘shouldn’t be a crime’

Jacinda Ardern: Abortion ‘shouldn’t be a crime’ Stuff co.nz 4 September 2017 Family First Comment: Thanks for the clarification, Jacinda. Apparently the murder of an unborn child should no longer be seen as ‘murder’. Disturbing. Makes all your platitudes and…

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Abortion Affects Two Lives, Current Law Reflects That

Media Release 5 September 2017 Family First NZ is rejecting Labour leader Jacinda Ardern’s call for the decriminalisation of abortion and says that the existing safeguards are there to protect both women and children. “Jacinda Ardern says she supports the…

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