Month: April 2020

Euthanasia referendum: ‘THE SAFEGUARDS ARE INADEQUATE’

Euthanasia referendum: All you need to know about what your vote means NZ Herald 25 April 2020 Family First Comment: “The safeguards are inadequate, the principle is unsound. And I think underneath all of this is a frightening fear of…

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Cannabis Legalisation – ‘THIS IS NOT THE MAGICAL CURE’

Cannabis referendum: All you need to know about what your vote means NZ Herald 25 April 2020 Family First Comment: “Seeing whānau members who can’t go without cannabis every day for 40-50 years. Seeing 15 year-olds who just want to…

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Dutch court approves euthanasia in cases of advanced dementia

The Guardian 22 April 2020 Family First Comment: “The ruling means doctors cannot be prosecuted even if the patient no longer says they want to die” #slipperyslope protect.org.nz Doctors in the Netherlands are able to carry out euthanasia on patients with severe…

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A mom shares her concerns about 4/20 and cannabis culture

I’m a mom. I’m sick of this in-your-face cannabis culture Los Angeles Times 17 April 2020 Family First Comment: “once your kid has a problem with drugs, the ubiquity of pots shops and how cool they look and their pervasive promotion…

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Legalising cannabis would result in more people suffering psychosis

Daily Mail 12 April 2020 Family First Comment: Even the experts are changing their minds after seeing the evidence.. “Previously the expert – a professor at the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London – had supported tightly controlled legalisation…

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Abortion Legislation Act 2020 – Here’s how extreme it is…

SUMMARY ABORTION LEGISLATION ACT 2020 POLICY FAIL * to remove legislation about abortion from the criminal code and insert it to the health code is to equate a procedure to remove an unborn baby with a procedure to remove an appendix,…

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Porn ‘highly normalised’ among youth, research report shows

NZ Herald 18 April 2020 Family First Comment: “Many said they first saw porn accidentally, several said they were shown it by someone else, and a small number said an adult showed it to them for the first time. Most of…

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New ratings for kid-friendly TV content rolled out

Stuff co.nz 17 April 2020 Family First Comment: New rules: * Content rated M can only play after 7:30pm, or between 9am and 3pm on weekdays. * Programmes rated 16 can play after 8:30pm, and those rated 18 can only…

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Cannabis Studies Raise Further Health Concerns

Two important studies released over the past week have further highlighted the health concerns of cannabis and its potential legalisation. The first, a review and meta-analysis with over 23,000 participants conducted by researchers from Queen’s University in Ontario and the…

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Smoking marijuana could make the lungs more susceptible to COVID-19, experts say as cannabis sales spike

Insider 8 April 2020 Family First Comment: Yet another health hazard of smoking dope “Lung health experts warn that smoking marijuana regularly could increase a person’s risk of contracting COVID-19, and also having more severe symptoms and complications from the…

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