Month: July 2020

Legalising Cannabis Will Make Road Riskier – Even With Testing

Media Release SayNopeToDope NZ 31 July 2020 The SayNopeToDope Campaign is warning that legalisation of cannabis will make our roads more unsafe, and roadside drug testing will do little to mitigate these harms. “The rights of people to be safe…

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Hundreds of Sick Canadians Euthanized for Loneliness

Euthanasia Prevention Coalition 28 July 2020 Family First Comment: We are told that euthanasia is “compassion.” But how compassionate is it when last year in Canada, hundreds of sick people were euthanized because of loneliness? The country’s 2019 MAID [medical assistance in…

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Cannabis Advocates Wilfully Misleading Public on Medicinal Marijuana

Media Release SayNopeToDope NZ 30 July 2020 The Say Nope To Dope campaign says that the supporters of cannabis legalisation are wilfully misleading the public when they pretend to be concerned about patients and the use and availability of medicinal…

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Mother’s disappointment over stalled progress on drug-driving bill

Stuff co.nz 29 July 2020 Family First Comment: Nelson MP Nick Smith said the Government was ‘dragging its feet’ over legislation for roadside drug testing. Smith’s Land Transport Roadside Drug Testing Amendment Bill was again blocked when he put it before Parliament.…

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Talanoa – End of Life Choice Bill discussion (2019)

This week’s talanoa we are joined by Dr Ate Moala, who is against it and social work student, Togi To’o who strongly supports the bill. The End of Life Choice Bill gives people with a terminal illness or a grievous…

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New Zealand Homicide Report Now Available Online

Scoop.co.nz 28 July 2020 Family First Comment: “Children under the age of five made up 12 percent of homicide victims, and around one in five were under 18. These victims include the most vulnerable members of society, who too often are…

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National MPs, pro-life groups, say abortion law too ill-defined

Radio NZ News 29 July 2020 Family First Comment: Justice Minister Andrew Little said there was “no such thing as full-term abortion, people who say that are idiots.”… Family First founder, Bob McCoskrie said Little was wrong and needed to check the law…

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Workplace Drug Use Will Affect The Safety Of Everyone

Media Release SayNopeToDope NZ 28 July 2020 The Say Nope To Dope campaign says that despite the sales pitch from the Drug Foundation that employers are overreacting and Andrew Little claiming that cannabis use is already ‘widely available’, employers have…

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