‘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

Massey University Study on Abortion Flawed

Family First Media Release April 2, 2009 Family First NZ says that a Massey University Department of Communication, Journalism & Marketing mail survey of 1000 New Zealanders on the topic of abortion is flawed and designed to achieve a pre-conceived ideology. Participants were asked whether they thought it was right or wrong for a woman to have an abortion if … Read More

Family Planning Assn To Pressure Abortion Then Perform Them

Family First Media Release March 11, 2009 Family First NZ is alarmed at the prospect of 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 on them,” says … Read More

Research Shows Need for Renewed Debate on Abortion

Family First Media Release November 1, 2008 Family First NZ says that the building body of evidence about the potential harm of abortion to the mother means that the debate on the abortion should be reopened. The University of Otago study found that women who had an abortion faced a 30% increase in the risk of developing common mental health … Read More

Greens Want To Tell Parents How Many Children To Have

Family First Media Release October 17, 2008 Family First NZ is labeling the Green party policy on population as dangerous, dictatorial and similar to China’s one child policy. “Not only do the Greens want to tell families how to raise their kids, what to put in their lunchboxes, what lightbulbs to use and how long to shower, but they now … Read More

Abortions Increase – Tragedy for Teens and Families

Family First Media Release June 17, 2008 The abortion figures for 2007 released by Statistics NZ today continue to paint a terrible picture for teenagers and families, and confirm the continued failure of the Abortion Supervisory Committee, as highlighted by the High Court case last week. Almost 4,300 teenagers had an abortion in 2007. Each week, over 80 teenagers have … Read More

Abortion Supervisory Committee Deserves Criticism

Family First Media Release June 10, 2008 Family First NZ is welcoming the comments by a High Court judge that the Abortion Supervisory Committee has been applying the abortion laws too liberally and has failed to adequately supervise the work of certifying consultants. “The Committee has ignored the original intention of parliament and because of their lack of supervision and … Read More