Minister Didn’t Want Full Report On Abortion – Law Commission

Media Release 21 November 2018  The Law Commission has made a stunning admission today to the Justice Select Committee that the Minister of Justice Andrew Little didn’t want a full report on abortion laws, was only interested in a ministerial briefing paper for shifting the law in a liberal direction, and that the public were not fully consulted as to … Read More

We love them both

It is vital that politicians fully understand that any moves to lessen the rights of the unborn child will be met with fierce opposition! We must speak up loud and strong for the defenceless. For this reason (and thanks to your support!), we were honoured to be able to financially support the Open Letter to Jacinda Ardern written by the eight … Read More

Women Publish Open Letter to PM On Abortion

Media Release 4 November 2018 A group of women who have all experienced abortion have today published an open letter to the Prime Minster, Jacinda Ardern. It is thought to be the first time in New Zealand history a group of post-abortive women have spoken publicly about the issue – and follows the release of the Law Commission’s report on … Read More

Only 4% Want More Liberal Time Limits For Abortion

Media Release 31 October 2018  An independent poll of New Zealanders by Curia Market Research earlier this year found significant support for stricter time limits on abortion, including support from those who generally support abortion. In the independent poll of 1,013 NZ’ers, just 9% support the current legal limit for an abortion of 20 weeks. Only 4% believe it should … Read More

Jacinda Ardern Will Have To Reject Law Commission Abortion Options

Media Release 28 October 2018 Family First NZ says that the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will have to reject all three options put forward by the Law Commission on abortion laws if she is to keep her pre-election promise. At the Newstalk ZB’s Leaders Breakfast just before the election, Jacinda Ardern said:  “Yes I think abortion should come out of … Read More

Justice Minister Fails To Condemn Sex-Selection Abortions

Media Release 27 October 2018 Family First NZ is shocked to hear that the Minister of Justice Andrew Little has not moved to strongly denounce sex selection abortions – a practice which involves sex discrimination primarily against girls. In comments on Newshub Nation this morning, he said in response to concerns about the options put forward by the Law Commission … Read More

Law Commission Wants Removal Of Time Limits For Abortion

Media Release 26 October 2018  Family First NZ says that the Law Commission has ignored the weight of submissions which supported retaining abortion in the Crimes Act and giving legal rights to the unborn child, and is also recommending the removal of time limits for abortion. “The Law Commission received almost 3,500 submissions regarding the abortion law review, and of … Read More

Minimal Support For Removing Abortion From Crimes Act

Media Release 14 October 2018  Family First NZ says that information received from the Law Commission under the Official Information Act reveals that the Law Commission received almost 3,500 submissions regarding the abortion law review, and of those submissions, just 18% – less than one in five – supported removing abortion from the Crimes Act. A large majority (69%) opposed, … Read More

Miscarriage Bereavement Leave Should Include Post-Abortion

Media Release 9 August 2018 Family First NZ is welcoming and supporting a private members bill which allows for bereavement leave for a miscarriage, but says that the leave should be extended to also cover post-abortion bereavement leave. “We absolutely support this private members bill. A miscarriage has a huge effect on a couple and bereavement leave is entirely appropriate. … Read More

Statement to Booties Project Memorial – Parliament Grounds

Media Release 25 July 2018 Here is the message being presented on Parliament Grounds today, on behalf of MARINA YOUNG, founder of BUTTONS PROJECT, and spokesperson for FAMILY FIRST NZ. I feel that often we get blasé about statistics. However, seeing 13,000+ pairs of booties with each pair symbolising a baby lost to abortion is quite sobering. I then think … Read More