Month: December 2017

Distress, anger after cancer misdiagnosis

Otago Daily Times 21 December 2017 Family First Comment: Still want that euthanasia?! The proposed law is based on diagnoses – but it’s not always right. But the outcome could be deadly. Euthanasia is not safe. www.protect.org.nz After saying goodbye…

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BBFC proposed to enforce age verification of online pornography

Gov.UK 14 December 2017 Family First Comment: Age verification will mean anyone who makes pornography available online on a commercial basis must ensure under 18s in the UK cannot access it. The Government has formally proposed that the British Board…

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Govt Must Listen To Medical Profession on Marijuana

Media Release 20 December 2017 Family First NZ says that any legislation on medicinal marijuana should be based on legitimate and responsible scientific research on the potential benefits and risk of medical cannabis. Family First has also released a Briefing…

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Answering Your Questions on Medicinal Marijuana – A Briefing Paper For Families

The Labour-led government is focusing on the ‘medicinal marijuana’ issue, with the intention of medicinal cannabis being more available to people with terminal illness or chronic pain, and allowing for the personal cultivation and use of the cannabis plant. Our…

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Government’s cannabis plans include legal defence for terminal patients who use

Stuff co.nz 20 December 2017 Family First Comment: “The Government will not be legalising medicinal cannabis…” It won’t be the end of this campaigning… “But some activists and terminal patients would likely see the move fall short of expectations created…

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Family First calls for medicinal cannabinoids over marijuana

Radio NZ News 20 December 2017 Family First Comment: Debating ‘medicinal marijuana’ on Radio NZ this morning… MPs are voting on whether to open the door to legal, medicinal cannabis. But the Family First lobby group says that while medicine…

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EDITORIAL: Be Aware and Beware of What You Demand – A Case Against State-Backed Euthanasia

Evening Report 4 October 2016 Family First Comment: This is a fascinating read by an investigative reporter…. “In my editorial titled: Be Aware and Beware of What You Demand – A Case Against State-Backed Euthanasia, I reflect back to the…

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The neoliberal seductiveness of euthanasia

The Daily Blog 17 December 2017 Family First Comment: We are being conned into believing euthanasia is a solution to a fear of living in pain during death that isn’t the reality for the vast majority of us. This legislation…

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