Month: June 2019

Bill Rewritten To Explicitly Ignore Women With Post-Abortion Grief

It is shocking that a Labour MP’s private members bill which allowed for bereavement leave for a miscarriage has been withdrawn and resubmitted, in seemingly a deliberate attempt to exclude post-abortive women who may also be suffering grief and loss.…

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Bruce Logan: When Rights go Wrong

Bruce Logan says that human rights legislation has lost its way because so much of daily life has been deconstructed under the rubric of oppressor and oppressed. Human rights have become the means by which we solve that problem of deconstruction of…

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MPs Voting ‘Blind’ On Euthanasia Bill

MPs have had to vote ‘blind’ on a bill labelled by the Select Committee as “not workable in its present state”. The assisted suicide bill has more than 100 amendments (SOPs) to be considered to try and make the bill…

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Euthanasia’s 2nd Reading – How they voted

National NO Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi, Maggie Barry, Andrew Bayly, David Bennett, Dan Bidois, Simon Bridges, Simeon Brown, Gerry Brownlee, David Carter, Jacqui Dean, Sarah Dowie, Paulo Garcia, Paul Goldsmith, Nathan Guy, Jo Hayes, Harete Hipango, Denise Lee, Melissa Lee, Agnes…

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NZ Muslim Community: We ask the PM and MPs to oppose euthanasia

25 June 2019 Family First Comment:“As a community we implore our elected democratic Ministers of Parliament to join us to also oppose euthanasia – and to instead focus our efforts on how to better support and care for every New…

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The euthanasia debate: Death is not a black-and-white issue

Stuff co.nz 24 June 2019 Family First Comment: An excellent piece by Amanda Landers (who spoke at our Forum last year) “The answer to bad deaths is not euthanasia. The answer is a better understanding of basic medical ethics, of palliative…

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Bob McCoskrie: Don’t let Kiwis go to pot

Gisborne Herald 23 June 2019 Family First Comment: “The law has an important deterrent effect. Most people don’t want to break the law. It sends an important societal message, similar to our drink-driving laws which can also result in a criminal…

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1000 Kiwi doctors sign letter against euthanasia

NZ Herald 23 June 2019 Family First Comment: The doctors said they were “committed to the concept of death with dignity and comfort”, including effective pain relief and excellence in palliative care. And they uphold the right of patients to decline…

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