Month: November 2020

Ben Affleck Recalls ‘Bad Experience’ with Marijuana at 15: ‘I Had a Dissociative Panic Attack’

People 25 November 2020 Family First Comment: You don’t have to take it from us. Take it from Ben Affleck’s real life experience… “I had a bad experience with marijuana at 15 — I had a dissociative panic attack. So I…

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Justice minister defends assisted dying bill from critics as Senate committee starts hearings

National Post 24 November 2020 Family First Comment: Apparently, there is no slippery slope – or so we are told. Better rethink that one! “[Canada’s Justice Minister David] Lametti also said he hopes the medical assistance in dying (MAID) regime will…

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Device addiction leading to increase in youth violence against parents

Stuff co.nz 22 November 2020 Family First Comment: The unfortunate (but predicted) consequence of undermining parental authority through dumb laws. Plus the excessive (and uncontrolled) use of screentime in schools which feeds the addiction. Addiction to electronic devices appears to be…

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College-age kids and teens are drinking less alcohol – marijuana is a different story

The Conversation 21 November 2020 Family First Comment: “While alcohol use is falling among 18-to-22-year-olds, marijuana use is inching upward. The number of young adults using both alcohol and marijuana is also rising, heightening concerns about a future surge in substance…

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Tennessee can enforce Down syndrome abortion ban

NZ Herald 21 November 2020 Family First Comment: A victory for the unborn child 😊 “A federal appeals court ruled Friday (Saturday NZT) that Tennessee can begin outlawing abortions because of a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome, as well as prohibit…

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Illegality of cannabis keeps use low – Ministry of Health

Latest data from the Ministry of Health shows that past 12 month use of cannabis has remained at just 14.9%. In contrast, 4 in 5 adults drank alcohol in past year. The law is a deterrent – and the coercion…

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DEA: Teen depression and suicide linked to marijuana use

Fox 29 18 November 2020 Family First Comment: “In 2019, there were nearly 700,000 youths, ages 12 to 17, that was addicted to marijuana, which shows an increase of nearly 187,000 new youth in 2019 alone with cannabis use disorder,” said…

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How do high school seniors in the US get marijuana? Friends.

Family First Comment: The most common way adolescents get marijuana is from friends (bought or shared). Not the black market. But once they’re hooked, ‘then’ they’re more likely to use a stranger / drug dealer. #saynopetodope Anna C. Wagner and colleagues…

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Lindsay Mitchell discusses Family First’s report on Fertility

NewstalkZB 18 November 2020 New Zealand has just recorded its lowest-ever fertility rate. The latest quarterly data from Stats NZ showed the ratio of births to the number of women of child-bearing age was now 1.63 – well below the…

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