Health of the mother. Health of the unborn child. Legal safety of the mother. Legal status of the unborn child. The Labour-led Government is reviewing the abortion laws. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says that abortion should not be covered in the Crimes Act and that she wants, “women who want access to be able to have it as a right.” … Read More

Women Need To Know Risks of Abortion – Study

Media Release 23 March 2018 A research paper for health professionals which reviews international evidence to date about the relationship between abortion and the physical and mental health of women says that abortion is associated with a wide range of adverse physical and psychological outcomes, and it is essential that women are made fully aware of all the risks. “Abortion … Read More

No Public Mandate To Change Abortion Law

Media Release 16 February 2018 Family First NZ says that the Labour government has no mandate to weaken abortion laws and the public has no appetite for the abortion laws to be liberalized. “The Abortion Supervisory Committee complains that nobody is listening. That is the way it should be. Polling of New Zealanders released last month found significant support for … Read More

Shock Poll: NZ’ers Want Stricter Limits on Abortion

Media Release 21 January 2018 An independent poll of New Zealanders by Curia Market Research has found significant support for greater time limits on abortion, including from those who generally support abortion. There was surprisingly small support for the current Crimes Act time limit of 20 weeks, and overwhelming rejection of any extension to the limit. There was also strong … Read More

AUSA Protects Young Nats, But Not ProLife Group

Media Release 12 October 2017 Family First NZ says that in the latest bizarre twist in the debacle covering the Auckland University Students Association’s (AUSA) attempt to disaffiliate the student club Prolife Auckland, a similar attempt to disaffiliate the Young Nats has been blocked by the AUSA. In the latest round of Referenda questions for students to consider, the AUSA … Read More

Students Union Correct To Quash Attempts To Muzzle Free Speech

Media Release 5 October 2017 Family First NZ is welcoming a decision by the Auckland University Students Association (AUSA) to reject attempts to disaffiliate the student club Prolife Auckland from the AUSA. “The original vote was a disturbing attempt by ideologues to shut down free speech, debate and views, and the AUSA was correct to nullify the attempt as invalid … Read More

Jacinda’s Position on Abortion Law Still Unclear For Voters

Media Release 11 Sep 2017 Family First NZ is still calling on specifics of what Labour leader Jacinda Ardern is proposing for New Zealand’s abortion laws, and is concerned that she misunderstands the law as it stands. At the Newstalk ZB’s Leaders Breakfast this morning, National Director Bob McCoskrie’s question was put to her: “Law abortion reform group ALRANZ have … Read More

VALUE YOUR VOTE 2017: Parental Notification for Teen Abortions

The ‘parental notification’ law for teenage abortions currently means that while a parent has to sign a letter for their daughter to go on a school trip to the zoo or to play in the netball team, they are totally excluded from any knowledge or granting of permission for that same child to be put on the pill or have … Read More

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