Human Rights Commission to prioritise Down syndrome discrimination

PRESS RELEASE 16 AUGUST 2014 In light of the huge international interest around the surrogacy case involving baby Gammy and the father’s admission that he would have asked the surrogate mother to terminate her pregnancy if he’d known their son had Down syndrome, it is a significant development that in a world first, Saving Downs in New Zealand has secured … Read More

Abortion Rate Drops As Fetal Knowledge Increases

Media Release 18 June 2014 Family First NZ is welcoming the drop in abortions to the lowest number since 1995, and says that the rate will continue to drop as knowledge of the prenatal development of the unborn child increases, and as an increasingly pro-life younger generation become parents themselves. “The ‘bunch of cells’ argument which has driven the right-to-abortion … Read More

Safeguards on Abortion Protect Women & Children

Media Release 6 June 2014 Family First NZ is rejecting the Green party’s call for the decriminalisation of abortion and says that the existing safeguards are there to protect women and children. “If the Greens are really concerned about women, and if they’re really concerned about children as they pretend to be, they should be calling for a law which … Read More

Choose Life Ribbon Campaign Launched

Media Release 12 March 2014 A pink and blue ribbon campaign has been launched to bring attention to the issue of abortion. The pink and blue ribbon campaign is a simple but powerful way for New Zealanders to display their support for the health and wellbeing of mothers (and fathers as well!), and the protection and rights of the unborn … Read More

Planned Parenthood’s Agenda Not Welcome In NZ

Media Release 31 October 2013 Family First NZ says that the Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s agenda is not welcome in NZ and parents should be wary of its message and resources targeted at young people. The president Cecile Richards is speaking at the Family Planning Conference in Wellington today. “A review earlier this year of sex education resources in … Read More

Morning-After Pill Plan Flawed, Undermines Parents

Media Release 24 October 2013 Family First NZ is labelling moves by Pharmac to roll out a nationwide scheme to allow pharmacies to offer the Emergency Contraception Pill free of charge to children as young as 12 as flawed and a waste of taxpayer money, and says the evidence suggests it will do more harm than good, and will undermine … Read More

No Evidence Supporting Abortion on Mental Health Grounds

Media Release 11 April 2013 Family First NZ is welcoming research from the Christchurch Health and Development Study which questions the current practice of recommending and authorising abortions on mental health grounds, with the authors adding that their conclusions have ‘uncomfortable implications for clinical practice and the interpretation of the law’ in New Zealand. “Does abortion reduce the mental health … Read More

Free Morning-After Pill Morally Bankrupt, Medically Flawed

Media Release 14 Dec 2012 Family First NZ is labelling a decision by the Taranaki Health Board to hand out the ‘morning-after’ pill to children as young as 12 as morally bankrupt and medically flawed because the evidence suggests it will do more harm than good, and will undermine the important role of parents. “Sexually active teens need parental involvement … Read More

Teens Conservative on Sex / Abortion Issues – Poll

Media Release 8 January 2012 A nationwide poll of 600 young people aged 15-21 poll has found that they hold conservative values on sex issues – which are significantly similar to the views of parents.  SEX EDUCATION When asked “Do you think sex education in schools should teach values, abstinence and consequences such as pregnancy, or just teach safe sex?” … Read More

Reduced Abortion Rate Welcomed But Still Concerns

Media Release 29 October 2011 Family First NZ is welcoming a drop in abortions according to figures released by Statistics NZ today. However, there is still huge concern that more than 65 teens have an abortion each week on average, more than a third of the women have had previous abortions, and 16% of abortions are being performed in the … Read More