Massey University Study on Abortion Flawed

Family First Media Release April 2, 2009 Family First NZ says that a Massey University Department of Communication, Journalism & Marketing mail survey of 1000 New Zealanders on the topic of abortion is flawed and designed to achieve a pre-conceived ideology. Participants were asked whether they thought it was right or wrong for a woman to have an abortion if … Read More

Family Planning Assn To Pressure Abortion Then Perform Them

Family First Media Release March 11, 2009 Family First NZ is alarmed at the prospect of Family Planning applying to the Abortion Supervisory Committee for a license to use the abortion pill RU486 to perform abortions. “This will mean that Family Planning will be able to talk women into having abortions, and then carry the procedure out on them,” says … Read More

Research Shows Need for Renewed Debate on Abortion

Family First Media Release November 1, 2008 Family First NZ says that the building body of evidence about the potential harm of abortion to the mother means that the debate on the abortion should be reopened. The University of Otago study found that women who had an abortion faced a 30% increase in the risk of developing common mental health … Read More

Greens Want To Tell Parents How Many Children To Have

Family First Media Release October 17, 2008 Family First NZ is labeling the Green party policy on population as dangerous, dictatorial and similar to China’s one child policy. “Not only do the Greens want to tell families how to raise their kids, what to put in their lunchboxes, what lightbulbs to use and how long to shower, but they now … Read More

Abortions Increase – Tragedy for Teens and Families

Family First Media Release June 17, 2008 The abortion figures for 2007 released by Statistics NZ today continue to paint a terrible picture for teenagers and families, and confirm the continued failure of the Abortion Supervisory Committee, as highlighted by the High Court case last week. Almost 4,300 teenagers had an abortion in 2007. Each week, over 80 teenagers have … Read More

Abortion Supervisory Committee Deserves Criticism

Family First Media Release June 10, 2008 Family First NZ is welcoming the comments by a High Court judge that the Abortion Supervisory Committee has been applying the abortion laws too liberally and has failed to adequately supervise the work of certifying consultants. “The Committee has ignored the original intention of parliament and because of their lack of supervision and … Read More

PM Should Call for End to Death Penalty of Unborn Child

Family First Media Release October 10, 2007 Family First is calling on the Prime Minister to be consistent, and call for the end of the death penalty to both adults and the unborn child. In joining Amnesty International’s call today to end the death penalty worldwide, the Prime Minister said “The death penalty violates the right to life and is … Read More

Bob McCoskrie: Abortion Trends are Tragedy for Our Teenagers

Bob McCoskrie – National Director – Family First NZ (Published in the Otago Daily Times 25 June 2007) The abortion figures for 2006 released by Statistics NZ continue to paint a terrible picture for our teenagers. Since 1991, the number of 11-14 year olds having an abortion has increased by 144%. The number of abortions for 15-19 year olds has … Read More

Abortions Increase – Tragedy for Teens and Families

Family First Media Release June 17, 2007 The abortion figures for 2007 released by Statistics NZ today continue to paint a terrible picture for teenagers and families, and confirm the continued failure of the Abortion Supervisory Committee, as highlighted by the High Court case last week. Almost 4,300 teenagers had an abortion in 2007. Each week, over 80 teenagers have … Read More

Abortion pill is dangerous for women

Family First Media Release April 11, 2006 It is disgraceful that a GP, who should be defending life, has urged easier and earlier access to the abortion pill RU486. (Dominion Post 11 April 2006) Wellington doctor Carol Shand said delays to abortions were caused by abortion laws which required women to go through a complex series of steps including numerous … Read More