95% Of Submitters Being Muzzled On Abortion

Media Release 9 October 2019 Family First NZ says that the Select Committee considering radical changes to our abortion laws has admitted that it’s muzzling almost 95% of submitters who want to speak in person to the committee on the issue. “This means that more than 2,700 submitters from both sides of the debate are being denied the ability to … Read More

Abortion Debate Being Shut Down By Select Committee

Media Release 29 September 2019 Family First NZ says that a significant number of submitters to the Abortion Legislation Bill who want to make an oral submission are being denied that opportunity. “We’ve been inundated with complaints from people who have made submissions and asked for the opportunity to make an oral submission but are being told that they will … Read More

March for Life 2019

Save the Date: Come and March For Life in Wellington 7 December Organisers of New Zealand’s National March for Life are urging all people of good will throughout the country to save the date for the 2019 gathering in Wellington. Set aside Saturday 7 December to March for Life in New Zealand’s capital, Wellington. The event, the third of its … Read More

Abortion Liberalisation Debate Must Not Be Rushed

Media Release 25 September 2019 Family First NZ is welcoming news that there has been a strong response to the Abortion Legislation Bill with more than 23,000 written submissions in the extremely short timeframe of six weeks. “No other issue quite cuts to the heart of our humanity and life than the issue of abortion – and that is why … Read More

‘Unplanned’ Movie Lands in NZ – Amidst Abortion Debate

Media Release 16 September 2019 The ‘Unplanned’ movie is here and Family First has secured one of the first screenings in New Zealand Monday 16th. ‘Unplanned’ brings an eye-opening look inside the abortion industry from a woman who was once its most passionate advocate. All Abby Johnson ever wanted to do was help women. As one of the youngest Planned … Read More

Ex-Abortionist’s Testimony Impacts Abortion Debate

Media Release 9 September 2019 An 17-minute interview with a New Zealand ex-abortionist has had over 123,000 views in a fortnight, and an explanation of second trimester surgical abortions has had over 210,000 Facebook views in just one week. Dr Norman MacLean qualified in medicine at the Otago Medical School 50 years ago. He practiced within obstetrics & gynecology for … Read More

Pros and Cons Of “All-Time Low” Fertility Rate – Report

Media Release 30 August 2019 New Zealand’s total fertility rate has reached an all-time low, with an average of 1.71 children per woman in New Zealand, well below population replacement level. “Families: Ever Fewer or No Children, How Worried Should We Be?“ – a new report from Family First NZ –  looks at the reasons behind falling fertility, and discusses … Read More

HOW THEY VOTED: Who Voted to Protect the Unborn Child (1st reading)

August 2019 It was a dark and shameful day today as 94 members of Parliament voted for a radical bill that attempts to remove any legal recognition or protection of the unborn child, and introduces one of the most radical abortion laws in the world. Below is the voting record. We are very very grateful for the 23 MPs who voted … Read More

Pregnant Teens Can Self-Refer For Abortions With No Safeguards

Media Release 7 August 2019 Family First NZ says that the proposed abortion law reforms will result in the ability of teenagers to self-refer for an abortion with no notification to their parents or guardian and no effective safeguards. “The Government is telling parents it’s none of their business if their teenage wants to keep their pregnancy secret, and they’re … Read More

Late Term Abortions Will Increase With Abortion Reform

Media Release 7 August 2019 Family First NZ says that proposed abortion law reform will lead to more late term abortions, and radical abortion groups have no problem with abortions at any time for any reason. “Currently the Crimes Act allows for an abortion after 20 weeks gestation only in exceptional circumstances. Official Information Act data provided by Statistics NZ … Read More