Solicitor-General ‘looking into’ Filipo discharge

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NZ Herald 27 September 2016 Family First Comment: The Solicitor General is considering our request to investigate and possibly appeal this pathetic sentence for extreme violence towards 2 women and 2 men. Good! The Solicitor-General is “looking into” a judge’s decision to issue a young rugby player a discharge without conviction for assaulting four people. […]

Pre-game protest planned after Wellington rugby player who bashed four people escapes conviction

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TVNZ One News 27 September 2016 A pre-game protest is planned against Wellington Rugby’s decision to keep on a player who was discharged without conviction following attacks on four people, including two women, in one night. Under-19 winger Losi Filipo had been charged with assault following an incident in central Wellington in October last year, […]

Selective Tolerance: printer refuses to print pro-traditional marriage book (Aus)

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ProPrint.com.au 26 September 2016 Family First Comment: Disturbing. So a printer can refuse their services to print a traditional marriage book, but a baker / photographer / printer can’t refuse their services to a gay ‘marriage’ #selectivetolerance McPherson’s Printing Group, a division of parent company Opus Group has turned down the printing of an anti […]

WARNING: Greens would legalise euthanasia for terminally-ill adults

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NewsTalk ZB 22 September 2016 Family First Comment: Yet another reason to keep the Greens away from any form of power.  The Green Party says it will legalise medically-assisted dying if in Government. It is the first political party to formally adopt a voluntary euthanasia policy in its manifesto. The new policy was announced today […]

Hospices against euthanasia, MPs told

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NewsHub 21 September 2016 Hospices have told told Parliament’s health select committee that they oppose changing the law to allow voluntary euthanasia. The committee is listening to public opinion on voluntary euthanasia and will report its conclusions to Parliament in response to a petition asking for a law change. On Wednesday Andrew Leys, chief executive […]

Woman given 2 months to live survived for NINE years (UK)

Sandy Hillburn poses for a photo in her apartment in Fort Lee, N.J., on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. In April 2006, when she was diagnosed with glioblastoma, the most common and deadly kind of brain tumor, she recalled, "I was told I had two to three months to live." But she was offered a slot in an experimental study involving adding the tetanus-diphtheria vaccine to an experimental treatment for glioblastoma. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Daily Mail 12 March 2015 When Sandra Hilburn was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in 2006, she was told she only had up to three months to live. Nine years – and five grandchildren – later, the 68-year-old retiree from New Jersey is still going strong, and all thanks to an experimental treatment involving a […]

‘I’m a non-binary 10-year-old’

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BBC News 18 September 2016 Family First Comment: No – you’re a biological female. A beautiful 10 year old girl. Celebrate your uniqueness! And don’t let adults confuse and exploit you with mythical terms like ‘non-binary’ and ‘gender identity’. Leo is 10 years old. For most of his life he’s lived as a girl, but […]

Belgium teen first minor to be granted euthanasia

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Radio NZ 18 September 2016 Family First Comment: And so it begins      #slipperyslope  A terminally ill 17-year-old has become the first minor to be helped to die in Belgium since age restrictions on euthanasia requests there were removed two years ago. The head of the country’ federal euthanasia commission said the teenager was “suffering unbearable […]

Govt ‘ignoring’ advice on alcohol-family violence link

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NewsTalk ZB 18 September 2016 Family First Comment: Yep. “We should be looking at social problems through the point of view of science and what works – you’ve got to do something about the heavy drinking cultures through alcohol law reform.” The government has been accused of ignoring scientific evidence of how alcohol reform could […]

Kiwi teens admit to ‘risky’ levels of binge drinking

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NZ Herald 18 September 2016 Family First Comment: This is why we lobbied for the drinking age to be raised. “…..early onset of alcohol consumption tends to increase the likelihood of regular and heavy use and has been associated with increased rates of violence and injury, unprotected sex, mental health problems, suicide, poorer educational outcomes […]

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