Month: January 2018

How much is too much screen time?

NZ Herald 27 January 2018 Family First Comment: “Wondering if the increase in smartphone usage correlated to the decrease in teenager happiness, the researchers looked deeper into the data. When analysing the number of hours the participants spent on their…

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Green’s Grow-Your-Own-Dope-Medicine Bill Is Flawed

Media Release 29 January 2018 Family First NZ says that politicians should reject the Green’s private members bill on medicinal marijuana, labelling it as flawed and dangerous, and says that any legislation on medicinal marijuana should be based on legitimate…

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Eighty years married: think before you fight, they say

NZ Herald 26 January 2018 Family First Comment: Congratulations. A great effort – but not the longest. 2nd! See https://www.familyfirst.org.nz/2017/02/nzs-longest-married-couple-possibly-the-worlds/ Eighty years of marriage is a rare thing, but Lillian Brinsdon says there’s no real secret to her long life…

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Adoption promoted as the loving option

Otago Daily Times 24 January 2018 Family First Comment: Very good question. Why do we not promote adoption? Much better option than abortion. #chooselife Why are there not more child adoptions, asks Ken Orr, the Right to Life spokesman. There…

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Govt Needs Target For Reducing Child Abuse

Media Release 24 January 2018 Family First NZ is calling on the Government to maintain the Better Public Services target on physical child abuse, even though the previous government had struggled to meet the target. “The government’s priorities in this…

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Euthanasia assessor resigns over euthanasia for dementia in the Netherlands

Euthanasia Prevention Coalition 21 January 2018 Family First Comment: More flaws in so-called ‘safeguards’ “[Dementia] is more erratic and patients often live longer. A lot of things can happen during that period. For instance, a patient might say that she…

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Catholic deacon accused of murder by air injection in Belgium

BBC News 22 January 2018 Family First Comment: Safeguards? Too late now. Make a submission against euthanasia in NZ www.protect.org.nz A Catholic deacon accused of killing at least 10 people – including his own mother – has gone on trial…

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Bill aims to introduce driver drug testing for MDMA, cannabis and methamphetamine

Stuff.co.nz 22 January 2018 National’s Wairarapa MP Alastair Scott’s member bill would allow police to carry out saliva testing when a driver was suspected of being drug-impaired. He planned to put the Land Transport (Random Oral Fluid Testing) Amendment Bill…

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TVNZ 2 show Naked Attraction receives more than 500 complaints

NZ Herald 22 January 2018 Family First Comment: Now before the BSA for their consideration. But don’t hold your breath….!! More than 500 formal complaints have been made about a new show being aired on TVNZ 2 which is “saturated”…

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Science is killing the pro-abortion movement!

Science Is Giving the Pro-Life Movement a Boost The Atlantic 18 January 2018 Family First Comment: “Scientific progress is remaking the debate around abortion. When the U.S. Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade, the case that led the way to…

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