Month: February 2018

Target Sex Offense Study Press Release

Woman Means Something 2 February 2018 Family First Comment: Remember Target stores in the US which allow gender-free changing rooms? The results aren’t good… “The study shows that voyeurism-related offenses increased significantly after the publication of Target’s policy—doubling or tripling…

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Teenagers still wedded to idea of marriage

The Times 27 January 2018 Family First Comment: And why not? Even young people aspire to the ‘gold standard’ (not perfect, but still miles ahead of the alternatives)….. “Cohabiting parents are also far more likely to split up than those…

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How many botched cases would it take to end euthanasia of the vulnerable?

Washington Post 24 January 2018 Family First Comment: And that’s the key question… “As bioethicists David Miller and Scott Kim of the National Institutes of Health note in a recent paper , “Dutch physicians . . . report difficulty in applying the…

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The contradictions and dishonesty in Marama Davidson’s abortion activism

Family First Comment: Reprinted from 2014 – but significant in the light of Ms Davidson’s run for the Green’s co-leader position “…the most serious, and tragic of the contradictions in Marama Davidson’s op-ed piece: “I acknowledge that abortion is not…

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Nurses’ unique perspectives on end-of-life choices must be heard

Nursing Review 1 February 2018 Family First Comment: An excellent commentary from a nurse and cancer survivor: “surely our government can prevent undignified dying by increasing the palliative care resources.” Exactly. Make a submission opposing Euthanasia – www.protect.org.nz The outcome…

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How they voted on Green’s grow-your-own-dope-medicine bill

National NO! ALL National MPs – even Chris Bishop and Nikki Kaye!     NZ First NO! ALL NZ First MPs   Labour NO! Peeni Henare, Willie Jackson, Anahila Kanongata’a-Suisuiki, Stuart Nash, Greg O’Connor, Jenny Salesa, Meka Whatiri, Poto Williams…

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Woman left with lasting fear after partner’s marijuana binge

Otago Daily Times 1 February 2018 Family First Comment: Marijuana a harmless mellow substances that harms no-one else? Yeah right. “Thammahetti Mudalige lost his job after failing a drug test and then embarked on a four-day cannabis binge. Judge Michael…

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Richard McLeod: Make our voices known against the euthanasia bill

Asia Pacific Report 31 January 2018 Family First Comment: Another excellent commentary – this time from a legal perspective. Make a submission against euthanasia – www.protect.org.nz Two years ago, the Parliamentary Health Select Committee investigating public attitudes to euthanasia and…

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Two paths to cannabis reform

NewsRoom 31 January 2018 Family First Comment: This article highlights why we oppose the Greens bill… “’Would you grow your own aspirin?’ Indeed, cannabis contains over 400 distinct compounds, including 100 different phyto-cannabinoid compounds. “We need to be sure what…

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Dr John Fox: Assisted dying is not the right cure for suffering

NZ Herald 31 January 2018 Family First Comment: A superb response – from someone ‘on the frontline’ Make a submission against euthanasia www.protect.org.nz I read Brendan Rope’s story of his father’s battle with motor neurone disease with sadness. Stories of…

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