Month: October 2017

HaveYourSay.nz Helps Families Contact MPs

Media Release 29 October 2017 Family First NZ has updated and launched their website HaveYourSay.nz designed to put the power back into the hands of families, and to help them be a ‘Political Advisor’ for family issues in NZ. “The…

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Lessons learned after 4 years of marijuana legalisation

Smart Approaches to Marijuana – October 2016 FULL REPORT https://learnaboutsam.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/SAM-report-on-CO-and-WA-issued-31-Oct-2016.pdf In the wake of multimillion-dollar political campaigns funded with out-of-state money, Colorado and Washington voted to legalize marijuana in November 2012. Though it would take more than a year to…

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I won’t intentionally help my patients to end their lives

The Age 9 October 2017 Family First Comment: A great article – from a medical professional (not an ACT MP!) who knows the truth “A request to die is uncommon, and is often driven by poorly controlled pain or nausea,…

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Christchurch mum – Choosing not to have an abortion

Christchurch mum Harriet Jackson on choosing not to have an abortion NZ Herald 27 October 2017 Family First Comment: A superb read… Mum of four Harriet Jackson’s baby died 14 hours after birth due to a severe birth defect. The…

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‘Drugged out’ students likely if cannabis legalised – principal

Rotorua Daily Post 26 October 2017 Family First Comment: “…The prospect of teenagers knowing that cannabis may be lawful had sent “a collective shiver up the backbone of secondary school principals”. “Many of my colleagues are already fighting a rear-guard…

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Dear NZ First, Remember the anti-smacking law?

26 October 2017 In 2014, NZ First said “NZ First policy is to repeal the anti-smacking law passed by the last parliament despite overwhelming public opposition. Accordingly, we will not enter any coalition or confidence and supply agreement with a…

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