Month: July 2018

Frequent teen drinking leads to problems with alcohol and drug use in adulthood, study finds

NZ Herald 11 July 2018 Family First Comment: All the more reason to raise the drinking age.. “..delaying when teenagers start drinking could have a significant impact on reducing problems from occurring later in life.” Problem drinking and substance abuse…

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Warkworth baker refuses to make wedding cake for gay couple

NZ Herald 9 July 2018 Family First Comment: A gracious response… “”I do not wish to offend either of you and I thank you for letting me know that it is a same-sex wedding,” it said. “Even though as individuals…

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Baker Has Every Right To Freedom Of Conscience & Belief

Media Release 9 July 2018 Family First NZ says that service providers – including the Warkworth baker – who believe in traditional marriage should have every right to refuse to provide their services for same-sex weddings. “While service providers cannot…

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Hospices say no to euthanasia

NewsRoom 9 July 2018 Family First Comment: “As euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide are against the ethos of palliative care, we believe this will have a detrimental impact on the workforce.” www.protect.org.nz The group which represents the 35 hospices in New…

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Man has sex change to become a woman, goes back to being a man

RadioLive 4 July 2018 Los Angeles man Walt Heyer was 42-years-old when he decided to undergo gender reassignment surgery to become a woman. But just eight years later, he reverted back to being a man saying it had been a…

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Cannabis shows no benefit for chronic pain, major study finds

Stuff co.nz 5 July 2018 Family First Comment: “Cannabis has proven medical benefits in treating drug-resistant epilepsy in children, chemotherapy-induced nausea and multiple sclerosis. Treatment of chronic pain was considered another promising area – BUT the study, published in Lancet…

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