Top Oregon doctor: PAS law a ‘mistake’

EUTHANASIA elderly hand 24 August 2015 Senior Oregon doctor says that ‘assisted suicide has been detrimental to patients, degraded the quality of medical care, and compromised the integrity of the medical profession’. A senior physician working in the US state of Oregon, where an ‘assisted dying’ law has been in operation since 1998, has warned that introducing […]

‘Sister Wives’ family cites gay marriage ruling in polygamy case

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Fox News 28 August 2015 A polygamous family says the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage shows that laws restricting consensual adult relationships are outdated, even if certain unions are unpopular. Kody Brown and his four wives argue in court documents that their reality TV show “Sister Wives” shows polygamous marriages can be […]

Students toss veggies mandated by govt in school lunches – US

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Trashed: Study finds students toss veggies mandated by federal school lunch program Fox News 28 August 2015 Public schools are continuing to serve the federally mandated fruits and vegetables, but a new study claims the fresh produce is going into trash cans more than tummies. Since 2012, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has implemented a […]

Girl Exploited by Amnesty Int’l Names Baby “Miracle”

Amnesty International 19 August 2015  The young mother named her baby “Milagros.” That is Spanish for Miracle. Amnesty International wanted the baby aborted. The brave girl in Paraguay was allegedly raped by her stepfather, and pregnant at 11 years old. Amnesty International used her case to demand Paraguay change its pro-life laws to allow an abortion. UN […]

Parliament considering petition on abortion law changes

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‘She is still a child’ – Mum ‘vowing’ to change law around teenage abortion  OneNewsNow 28 August 2015 A mother whose daughter’s school organised an abortion for the teenager without parental consent is petitioning parliament for a law change to prevent it happening again. Under New Zealand law a child can have an abortion organised […]

‘If CYF was a family, it would have had state intervention by now’

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‘Dump and run’ culture at CYF NZ Herald 27 August 2015 Conservative lobby group Family First responded to the report with a renewed call for an independent watchdog to monitor the policies, procedures and the resourcing of CYF. “If CYF was a family, it would have had state intervention by now,” Family First national director […]

Mum pushes for abortion law change

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‘She had to go through it alone’ – mum wants abortion law change NZ Herald 27 August 2015 A woman has told politicians the harrowing background to her daughter’s suicide attempt, in a bid to have abortion law changed. Hillary Kieft, of Stratford, appeared before the Justice and Electoral select committee and, with pauses to […]

Care Alliance Welcomes Health Select Committee’s Terms of Reference

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Family First NZ is a member of the Care Alliance Media Release Care Alliance 27 August 2015 The Care Alliance has welcomed the Health Select Committee’s terms of reference for considering a petition from the Voluntary Euthanasia Society. Spokesperson Matthew Jansen says that the terms of reference will allow all New Zealanders to be involved […]

Voluntary euthanasia inquiry details released


NZ Herald 27 August 2015 Details have been confirmed for an inquiry into voluntary euthanasia, to be carried out by Parliament’s Health Committee. Supporters hope the inquiry will be an important step towards a law change. In releasing the terms of reference, National MP Simon O’Connor, the health committee chair, said the subject would concern […]

AUDIO: Hillary Kieft on Newstalk ZB re parental notification

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Hillary Kieft talks to Newstalk ZB’s Mike Hosking about her petition to change the parental notification laws (28 Aug 2015)