Labour Needs To Tell Disability Groups & Voters Their Specific Abortion Policy

Media Release 8 Sep 2017 Family First NZ is calling on the Labour party to disclose to voters and concerned disability groups like Saving Downs the exact details of what they’re proposing around the liberalisation of abortion. “Labour have been quick to reject justified concerns of groups like Saving Downs, but have completely failed to explain exactly what they intend. … Read More

VALUE YOUR VOTE 2017: Abortion

The good news is that abortions are at the lowest rate since 1990. But some political parties want to ‘decriminalise’ abortion and consequently diminish safeguards that exist for vulnerable women. Decriminalisation will pave the way for late term and partial birth abortions, and ‘gendercide’ (abortion based on the sex of the unborn child, usually targeting female babies). Terminations could be … Read More

Abortion Affects Two Lives, Current Law Reflects That

Media Release 5 September 2017 Family First NZ is rejecting Labour leader Jacinda Ardern’s call for the decriminalisation of abortion and says that the existing safeguards are there to protect both women and children. “Jacinda Ardern says she supports the liberalising of abortion laws. But any changes would potentially pave the way for late term abortions, aborting children on the … Read More

Muzzling Of Charities Now Extends To Auckland University

Media Release 29 August 2017 Family First NZ says that the Auckland University Students Association (AUSA) disaffiliating the student club Prolife Auckland from the AUSA is a disturbing continuation of attempts by both the State and now tertiary institutions to shut down free speech, debate and views. “As with the attempts to muzzle Family First’s views, this action by the … Read More

‘Value Your Vote’ Election Resource Launched

Media Release 13 Aug 2017 For the fourth successive election, Family First NZ has launched their Value Your Vote resource to inform voters leading up to the September election. “Value Your Vote records how existing MP’s have voted over the past five terms on controversial issues with a focus on votes related to marriage, parenting, and other key social issues. … Read More

Sue Reid – The Lessons Charlie Came To Teach Us…

SUE REID – Sue is a spokesperson for Family First NZ on parenting and family issues, and is also a Board Member. The short and limited life of Charlie Gard will remain in our hearts and minds for a time to come – though he could not speak, he silently told a powerful story to a world that is moving … Read More

Dropping Abortion Rate Great News, Law Is Working

Media Release 19 June 2017 Family First NZ is welcoming the drop in the number of abortions – the lowest rate in over 25 years – but is sounding a warning that these positive trends will be reversed if Labour, Greens and ACT party remove the safeguards in the current abortion law and introduce extreme abortion laws which has been … Read More

Drop in Teen Pregnancies Reason to Celebrate

Media Release 16 May 2017 Family First NZ is welcoming the latest statistics showing that the teenage fertility rate has halved since 2008. In 2016, the rate was 16 births per 1,000 women aged 15–19 years – half the 2008 rate of 33. And well down from the peak of 69 per 1,000 in 1972.    “This is good news for … Read More

Women Having Abortions Risk Mental Health – Poll

Media Release 15 March 2017 A poll has found that half of NZ’ers in the 18-40 age bracket believe that women risk harming their mental health as a result of having an abortion. The independent poll commissioned by Family First NZ and carried out by Curia Market Research asked respondents whether they agreed with the following statement: “Women who have … Read More

Labour Wants To Remove Abortion Safeguards

Media Release 13 March 2017 Family First NZ is concerned that the Labour party wants to remove safeguards in the current abortion law which are there to protect women and children and introduce extreme abortion laws which has been shown overseas to place women at risk. “Contrary to misrepresentation by pro-abortion groups and politicians, any New Zealand woman who has … Read More