New Resource Clarifies Current & Proposed Abortion Law

Media Release 18 June 2019 Family First has released a new resource to help New Zealanders understand the current abortion law and also the proposals for liberalisation suggested by the Law Commission and promoted by the Labour government. “We’ve seen widespread confusion and, in some cases, complete misrepresentations of the current law in the public domain. That confusion does not … Read More

Late Term Abortions Will Increase With Abortion Reform

Media Release 23 May 2019  Family First NZ says that Family Planning are misleading the public in relation to proposed abortion law reform, and that any decriminalisation of abortion will lead to more late term abortions. Currently the Crimes Act allows for an abortion after 20 weeks gestation only if it is necessary to save the life of the woman … Read More

Support for Doctors Opting Out Of Abortion Referrals – Poll

Media Release 05 May 2019 A poll has found that a strong majority (78%) believe that medical professionals with ethical objections should be lawfully allowed to opt out of performing or arranging abortions. In the independent poll by Curia Market Research of 1,000 New Zealanders, respondents were asked “Do you think medical professionals with ethical objections should be lawfully allowed … Read More

Support for Heartbeat Determining Rights Of Unborn – Poll

Media Release 3 May 2019 A poll has found strong support for the unborn child having human rights and being legally protected once a heartbeat is detected (which can be between 6–12 weeks), and only a small minority thinking that life doesn’t begin until the child is born. In the independent poll by Curia Market Research of 1,000 New Zealanders, almost half … Read More

No Room at NZ’s Christmas Inn for Down syndrome?

Media Release 23 December 2018  Family First NZ says it is deeply disturbed that a family is being turned away from New Zealand and torn apart because of one of the family members having Down syndrome. They are calling for the government to overturn this heartless decision immediately. “People with Down syndrome are human like all of us, and are … Read More

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