7 Ways Marijuana May Affect the Brain

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LifeScience 1 July 2016 Family First Comment: A very good summary… “Marijuana has a reputation as a relatively harmless drug, but researchers are learning more and more about the effects it may have on the brain. An increased risk of psychosis, changes in the brain’s reward system and the scrambled neuron signals that may underlie […]

Man arrested after allegedly filming girls in Target dressing room

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LifeSiteNews 1 July 2016 A 22-year-old man was arrested and charged with violation of privacy last week after he allegedly recorded underage girls in a Target changing room. The incident allegedly took place at a New Hampshire Target store on June 22, just days after the two-month anniversary of the retail giant’s announcement of a […]

Young people today are more likely to delay having sex

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Teens and sex: what’s going on in our schools? NZ Herald 4 July 2016 Family First Comment: Great stuff. Contrary to the approach of Family Planning and Rainbow Youth, throwing condoms at kids isn’t working. Encouraging young people to abstain IS. “The study found that among secondary students surveyed in 2001 and in 2012, there […]

Marlborough transgender student’s bathroom battle brings about change at girls school

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Stuff co.nz 1 July 2016 Family First Comment: So let’s get this straight. Problem: A male gets admitted to a female-only school. Solution: The school already had seven self-contained “gender diverse” toilets – whatever that means. Problem: But that’s not enough or satisfactory. Solution: The male can NOW use the girls toilet – and it […]

Rape Victim: Transgender Agenda Creates “Rape Culture”

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The New American 1 July 2016 Kaeley Triller Haver is a 33 year old mother of two young children. She is also a survivor of sexual trauma. Her abuse — at the hands of a man close to her family — began when she was still in diapers and lasted the first 10 years of […]

Parental Involvement and Consent for a Minor’s Abortion

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American College of Pediatricians  May 2016 Family First Comment: Superb summary – and compulsory reading for politicians as they consider a change to the NZ law “Adolescents need the advice and involvement of their parents. As more is learned about the immaturity of the adolescent brain, especially in the development of the decision-making frontal lobes, it […]

Remember me for gay marriage, says David Cameron

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Christian Institute 24 June 2016 Family First Comment:   In 2006, David Cameron said marriage was important whether it was between “man and a woman, a woman and a woman or a man and another man”. Three days before the 2010 General Election, David Cameron told Sky News he had no immediate plans to legalise same-sex […]

The Data on Children in Same-Sex Households Get More Depressing

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Public Discourse 29 June 2016 A new study released earlier this month in the journal Depression Research and Treatment contributes to mounting evidence against the “no differences” thesis about the children of same-sex households, mere months after media sources prematurely—and mistakenly—proclaimed the science settled. One of the most compelling aspects of this new study is […]

The hypocrisy of Labour’s Bill Shorten on ‘gay marriage’

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Federal election 2016: Bill Shorten flips on gay plebiscite The Australian 29 June 2016 Family First Comment: 2013 – “But in terms of a plebiscite — I would rather the people of Australia could make their view clear on this than leaving this issue to 150 people.” 2016 – the proposal for a same-sex marriage […]

Suicide – It’s not one thing

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School Report: What’s hard about growing up in New Zealand? Stuff co.nz 28 June 2016 Family First Comment: “Bullying” was mentioned 46 times. But there were countless other terms that came up more frequently. “School” came up 287 times, “health” 273, “family” 269, “mother” 201 and “care” 177. “Work”, “alcohol”, “depression” and “counselling” all outstripped “bullying” in […]