Time for Clarity On Smacking Law

John Boscawen ACT MP NZCPR Midweek Politics 26 March 2009 All parents should have the fundamental ability to bring their children up as well rounded, law abiding citizens in the best way they see fit – a right that was taken away by Labour’s passage of Sue Bradford’s Anti-Smacking law 21 months ago. Labour and the […]

Alfie, Chantelle and the sheer madness of sex education that teaches nothing about morality

16th February 2009 MELANIE PHILLIPS WRITING IN THE DAILY MAIL (UK) The story of 13-year-old Alfie, who reportedly has become a father by 15-year-old Chantelle, is a fable for our tragically degraded times. Most of the attention has focused upon Alfie, who looks about eight and doesn’t even understand the word ‘financial’. But while Alfie’s […]

Informed choice and mass immunization programmes

Women’s Health Action Trust – Women’s Health Update Feb 2009 (partly funded by the Ministry of Health!) Christy Parker looks at some of the ethical issues surrounding mass immunization programmes targeting children and young people and argues that the principles of informed choice and consent must not be compromised by population health objectives. When extraordinarily […]

Bob McCoskrie: Is Gardasil a Godsend?

Bob McCoskrie – National Director Family First NZ Published in Christchurch Press 20 January 2009 The previous government’s commitment to spend $160m over four years on the Gardasil vaccine for cervical cancer may have been more as a result of aggressive marketing by the drug company but without adequate research to warrant the huge taxpayer […]

Prostitution law: a South Sea model?

Andrea Mrozek – MercatorNet.com 28 Nov 08 Canadians should be wary of the much-touted legalised regime in New Zealand. Success is such a slippery term. Particularly, it would seem, when it comes to prostitution. Does success mean getting government job training? Or does it mean getting out of the business altogether? Judging by the New […]

Permissive laws, permissive behaviour

Mercatornet.com 21 Oct 08 The research shows that legalising same-sex marriage will increase prevalence of homosexuality, says a psychologist An accumulation of research from around the world finds that societies which endorse homosexual behavior increase the prevalence of homosexuality in those societies. The legalization of same-sex marriage—which is being considered by voters in several US […]

Obama’s Abortion Extremism

by Robert George – The Witherspoon Institute October 14, 2008 Barack Obama is the most extreme pro-abortion candidate ever to seek the office of President of the United States. He is the most extreme pro-abortion member of the United States Senate. Indeed, he is the most extreme pro-abortion legislator ever to serve in either house […]

The harmful mistakes of sex education in school

Times Online (UK) Minette Marrin 21 Sep 2008 Those who can, do, according to the old saying, and those who can’t, teach. That has always seemed to me unfair. However, I have come to think that those who can’t teach, teach sex education. Judged by its results – not a bad way of judging – […]

Happily Never After: New PTC Study Reveals TV Favors Non-Marital Sex

August 5, 2008 The Parents Television Council released a new study, Happily Never After: How Hollywood Favors Adultery and Promiscuity Over Marital Intimacy on Prime Time Broadcast Television , which revealed that broadcast networks depict sex in the context of marriage as either non-existent or burdensome while showing positive depictions of extra-marital or adulterous sexual […]

Family ‘diversity’ unpacked

Dale O’Leary is the author of The Gender Agenda and One Man, One Woman: A Catholic’s Guide to Defending Marriage. MercatorNet 9 July 2008 To pretend that all families are equal denies the truth of the child’s experience… The diversity troops want to force educators, students, and parents to pretend that there is no difference […]