Month: August 2019

Disability Rights Commissioner calls for ‘clumsy’ euthanasia bill to be scrapped, started over

TVNZ One News 21 August 2019 Family First Comment: “The safeguards in the bill, although there have been some attempts to improve them, still don’t go far enough in my view, particularly around the assessment of who is competent and secondly…

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Cannabis poll: Support plummets for legal pot

NZ Herald 17 August 2019 Family First Comment: Superb!! “just 39% of responders to a new survey say they will vote yes. And a growing number of Green Party voters – whose party has pushed for the referendum – are saying they…

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Hospices call for more protection in euthanasia law

NZ Herald 16 August 2019 Family First Comment: “Organisations were also worried that without further protections, those who didn’t want to participate would be at risk of coming under pressure to provide euthanasia services or lose public contracts,” #coercion Hospices say…

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New Zealand cannabis hospitalisations more than double in decade – Ministry of Health

NewsHub 14 August 2019 New Zealand’s cannabis-related hospitalisations have more than doubled in the past decade. New statistics, collected by the Ministry of Health, show that in 2008 only 192 people were released from hospital with a primary cannabis diagnosis.…

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Support for Recreational Dope Going ‘Up in Smoke’

Yet another poll showing plummeting support for legalising cannabis in New Zealand. The Horizon Research poll shows support for legalising has plummeted from 60% last November to just 39%. This is a similar trend to the recent 1 NEWS Colmar…

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Woman confronts ‘Dr Death’ at Perth euthanasia forum

9 News 13 August 2019 Family First Comment: Her father was in his 60s when he took his life two years ago, after seeking advice from Mr Nitschke’s Exit International group that advocates legalising voluntary euthanasia and assisted suicide. She said…

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Rachael Wong – Abortion won’t stop violence

The Australian August 2019 Family First Comment: “How does abortion help a woman experiencing domestic violence? Spoiler alert: it doesn’t… It is deeply disturbing that abortion is being framed as a solution for women who are experiencing domestic violence. When a…

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Mike’s Minute: Three reasons why legalising cannabis is a dopey idea

NewsTalk ZB 14 August 2019 Family First Comment: Once again, Hosking is on the ball… 1. another poll with two-thirds of the construction industry here worried about the effects. 2. they can’t get enough truck driver employees that can pass a…

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Marijuana use may lower sperm count, block ovulation

Star Advertiser 12 August 2019 Family First Comment: For couples struggling with conception, smoking weed isn’t a joke; it sends their chances of having a baby up in smoke. In an article published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, researchers say…

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All Blacks’ Barrett brothers introduce their sister Zara, raising awareness for Down syndrome

Stuff co.nz 12 August 2019 Family First Comment: “People with Down syndrome need to feel loved and included.” #chooselife www.lovethemboth.nz All Blacks stars, the Barrett brothers, have shared the story of their 16-year-old sister Zara – a teenager who is “funny, cheeky, very honest” – and has Down syndrome. “She’s…

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