Mothers would get bereavement leave for miscarriages under new bill

NewsHub 9 August 2018 Women who have a miscarriage at any stage in their pregnancy would be entitled to bereavement leave under a new Member’s Bill drawn from the ballot. Labour MP Ginny Andersen’s bill would make it explicit that the “unplanned death of a foetus” is grounds for up to three days of bereavement leave. “One pregnancy out of … Read More

Coen Lammers: What it’s really like living with Down syndrome

NZ Herald 9 August 2018 Family First Comment: “Iceland has reached a near-100 per cent termination rate, while last year only four births with Down syndrome were recorded in Denmark. Before the New Zealand medical community quietly eliminates one section of our society, it is vital for our country to have a national debate on the value we put on … Read More

Hospital questions child on pregnancy status

Stuff co.nz 3 August 2018 Family First Comment: Apparently this is standard practice – but why aren’t the parents involved in the process!??! And how come unborn children are now being considered as humans!? That’s not what the Ministry of Health are telling the Law Commission on abortions 😡 #stateconfusion #parentsmatter “Immediately after the x-ray, (the mum) asked the head … Read More

Shortland Street slammed by Down syndrome community

NewsHub 1 August 2018 Family First Comment: More disturbing rubbish on TVNZ… “The word ‘abortion’ was used straight away and that’s very confronting and offending to people with Down syndrome, and their parents,” says Kim Porthouse, a spokesperson for the New Zealand Down Syndrome Association (NZDSA). In the show, Warner says the genetic disorder will mean the child suffers severe … Read More

Opinion: Pro-life body will not be moved over abortion debate

NewsHub 27 July 2018 Family First Comment: An excellent response…. “When we began our speeches, and the counter-protestors blared their music louder and louder and shouted at us, we carried on. We spoke of the lives lost, and of the hope we have for a better tomorrow, in which women are supported and given hope and unborn babies don’t have … Read More

Both sides of abortion debate meet at Parliament

NZ Herald 25 July 2018 Family First Comment: The report says “Both sides of the abortion debate met on Parliament’s front lawn today in an orderly demonstration of free speech.” Orderly? No – sadly. The pro-abortion group played loud music and shouted during the Voice for Life speeches, and one of their members went through the booties and threw them … Read More

Home abortions are dangerous for women: here’s ten reasons why

Society for the Protection of Unborn Children 11 July 2018 Family First Comment: Compulsory reading for anyone who is concerned for the health and wellbeing of women… www.chooselife.nz Here are ten reasons why allowing the abortion pill to be taken at home is dangerous and must be opposed. 1. Complications for medical abortion are common There has been much talk … Read More

“Better abortion laws” – but for whom?

Karl du Fresne 17 July 2018 Family First Comment: Highlighting media bias, with the inconvenient truth… “What struck me most while listening to McCarthy and Lohr is that in a 28-minute discussion about abortion, they somehow managed to avoid a single reference to the word “baby” or even “foetus”. The abortion debate has evidently been so totally captured by feminist … Read More