Month: February 2021

Trans-‘inclusive’ language is erasing women’s biology

The Australian 25 February 2021 – Claire Lehmann Family First Comment: Superb article from The Australian (behind a paywall unfortunately), but here’s a few key bits (some terminology may offend!): “….midwives at two National Health Service hospitals in Britain — Brighton…

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More whining (and myths) from the pro-cannabis advocates!

Bob McCoskrie A new article has appeared the The Lancet Regional Health – Western Pacific this week. Entitled New Zealand’s failed cannabis legalization referendum – implications for cannabis policy reform, it’s by Benedikt Fischer (a long-standing campaigner for legalisation) and…

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How to reduce cannabis harm in NZ – using the SmokeFree model

Bob McCoskrie An excellent commentary in The Conversation – “NZ’s smoking rates dropped dramatically thanks to a hard-hitting campaign. Could we do the same to bring emissions down?” Good to see that some researchers at Otago University still aspire for…

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Amazon joins the ‘cancel culture’ by banning a superb book

Bob McCoskrie So the ‘cancel culture’ of the left rages on. This time it’s the superb book by Ryan T. Anderson on the transgender movement – “When Harry Became Sally – Responding to the Transgender Moment.” https://dailycaller.com/2021/02/21/amazon-removes-book-critiquing-transgender-movement/ The left cannot…

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The ultimate goal when they talk about ‘conversion therapy’

In yet another media item completely supportive of a ban on ‘conversion therapy’ (which is yet to be specifically defined), the author of the opinion piece in the Dominion Post at the weekend “Gay conversion therapy is harmful, hateful, and…

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Graham Adams: Greens stir the pot on banning conversion therapy

Democracy Project 23 February 2021 Family First Comment: This is unique. Someone in the media who has actually thought through the issue and examined the evidence… “Banning gay conversion therapy obviously presents its own problems — including infringing upon freedom of…

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Teens May Be More Likely to Use Marijuana After Legalization for Adult Recreational Use

PR NewsWire 15 February 2021 Family First Comment: NEW STUDY JUST RELEASED: “Adolescents who live in California may be more likely to use marijuana since adult recreational marijuana use was legalized in 2016, according to a new report in the Journal of Studies…

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Ministry of Health Advised No Ban on ‘Conversion Therapy’

Official advice to the Minister and Associate Minister of Health regarding ‘conversion therapy’ has revealed that a ban is not recommended. Official Information Act requests show that in 2018, Associate Minister of Health and Green MP Julie Anne Genter was…

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