Month: August 2018

People are growing marijuana illegally in national forests – and it’s ravaging them

CBS News 24 August 2018 Family First Comment: The pot industry is anything but environmentally-friendly, and here’s another example. It seems very ironic that the Greens are pushing the legalisation of the marijuana industry! www.SayNopeToDope.nz Some of America’s most pristine…

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Statistics show sharp rise in number of suicides

NewsHub 24 August 2018 There has been a sharp increase in the number of people committing suicide, new statistics show. The coroner revealed on Friday 668 people died by suspected suicide from July 2017-June 2018. It’s the fourth year in…

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Helpful or harmful: euthanasia debate comes to Manawatū

Stuff co.nz 23 August 2018 Family First Comment: The Select Committee are hearing the message loud and clear – reject assisted suicide. Reject Seymour’s bill. www.Protect.org.nz A Manawatū union organiser says proposed euthanasia legislation could force older, sick or mentally…

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Medicinal cannabis drugs should be in doctors’ toolbox

Stuff co.nz 24 August 2018 Family First Comment: A balanced commentary on cannabis medicine – as opposed to dope or pot. “Nonetheless, if medical cannabis works, it should be prescribed. This drug, like all others, should be in the toolbox…

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Jim Rose: Andrew Little’s view put to test by world trends

NZ Herald 24 August 2018 Family First Comment: A fascinating article on crime and imprisonment… “The economic and sociology literatures unite on the idea that an immediate penalty such as quick arrest and fast commitment to prison, even for a…

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Women Conceived With Donor Eggs, Sperm Speak Out

The Christian Post 4 August 2018 Family First Comment: Katy Faust, founder and president of the children’s rights organization Them Before Us, said in an interview with CP on Friday that the practice of donor conception is, “quite simply, the…

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Disabilities Commissioner concerned about End of Life Choice bill

Radio NZ News 17 August 2018 Family First Comment: Yet more legitimate concerns about a flawed and dangerous bill. “A person under the bill could easily meet the threshold, but could be profoundly affected by things like depression or other…

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No human dignity in killing or being killed

Stuff co.nz 17 August 2018 Family First Comment: Well said, Carolyn (who also writes for Mercatornet) “‘Finishing people off’ may suit our current individualistic, utilitarian, impatient culture, but it will degrade us all in the end.” www.Protect.org.nz To ask ‘Should…

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