Family Planning Abortion Licence Backdown Welcomed

Family First Media Release 17 February 2011 Family First NZ is welcoming the withdrawal of an application by the Family Planning Association to perform abortions at its Hamilton clinic using the RU486 abortion pill. “The application, if approved, would have meant that that Family Planning would be able to persuade women (and young girls) to have an abortion, and then … Read More

PM Ignoring Strong Calls for Parental Notification

Family First Media Release December 3, 2010 Family First NZ is disappointed by comments made by Prime Minister John Key on the Stuff.co.nz web chat this week that there would be no changes to the parental notification laws. In response to a question as to whether the National government would address the position of girls having an abortion without their … Read More

Abortion Drug Concerns Should be Warning to NZ

Family First Media Release October 8, 2010 Family First NZ says that the extent of complications for Australian women who use the drug RU486 to abort their children should send a warning to health authorities in NZ as they consider applications by Family Planning and others to use the controversial drug. According to Data released by the Therapeutic Goods Administration in … Read More

Liberalised Abortion Laws Will Undermine Child Abuse Message

Family First Media Release July 3, 2010 Family First NZ says that any attempts to make abortion more available will undermine the “It’s Not OK’”message and will legitimise child abuse of the unborn child. “It is impossible to say with any integrity that a child that has been born should be protected from child abuse but if it is still … Read More

Ten Teens Have Abortion Each Day

Family First Media Release June 17, 2010 NOT THE FIRST TIME FOR ALMOST 600 TEENS Family First NZ says it is a tragedy that 3,952 teenagers had an abortion last year – an average of over 10 every day – according to figures released by Statistics NZ today. “Figures obtained by Family First from Statistics NZ also show that 529 … Read More

Strong Support for Parental Notification Law

Family First Media Release April 18, 2010 A Family First-commissioned poll has found extensive support (4 out of 5 people) for parental notification when their daughter is pregnant and considering, or is being advised to have, an abortion. In response to the question “Should the law require parents to always be informed before-hand if their daughter who is under 16 … Read More

‘Lifestyle’ Abortions Lose Support

Family First Media Release March 22, 2010 Family First NZ is welcoming research from Massey University Social Inequality Study which shows that approval of abortion depends on the particular circumstances. “Support for abortion was only strong where the mother or the baby was at serious risk, or the pregnancy was as a result of incest or rape. But when the … Read More

March Against Family Planning Pushing Abortion Drug

Family First Media Release February 11, 2010 Family First NZ is supporting a march in Wellington to the steps of Parliament on Friday protesting against 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, … Read More

Protest Against FPA Pushing Abortion Drug

Family First Media Release 23 October 2009 Family First NZ is supporting a protest in Hamilton this afternoon against 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 … Read More

Secret Health Letter to Teen Angers Parents

Family First NZ is concerned that doctors and practice nurses are contacting young teenagers with information on the Gardasil vaccine without the knowledge or consent of parents. A Christchurch parent has contacted Family First objecting to a letter sent directly to their just-turned 13 year old daughter encouraging her to make an appointment to receive the Gardasil vaccine. The letter … Read More