Hayes keen to protect wāhine from backstreet abortion

Waatea News 5 September 2018    National MP Jo Hayes doesn’t want to see abortion taken out of the Crimes Act. Justice Minister Andrew Little has asked the Law Commission to give advice on possible changes to the laws around abortion that have been in place for 40 years. He has promised a conscience vote on any legislative change. Ms … Read More

Abortion – I wasn’t offered an alternative

Adoption was never offered as an alternative to my abortion Stuff co.nz 6 September 2018 Family First Comment: “Twenty years later I saw a poster in a doctor’s office of the different stages of gestation. It was then that I realised I had been lied to. My baby would have had fingers, toes and a strong heart beat, and blood … Read More

Abortion pills: simple and safe or dangerous and damaging?

CMF Blogs 28 August 2018 Family First Comment: The Ministry of Health in NZ are also pushing medical abortions. “The head of the Royal College of gynaecologists (UK) is on record claiming that having an abortion is no different to having a bunion removed. Ironically, with this change that activists have been campaigning for, women will soon realise abortion is … Read More

CBS Poll Reveals Millenial Women Reject Abortion, Feminism, and the Media

LifeNews 20 August 2018 Family First Comment: “The poll, conducted by YouGov, looked at women from the ages of 18 to 35 and found that only 28% want abortion “legal in all cases.” Other results included: 34% want abortion “legal in most cases,” 25% want abortion “illegal in most cases,” and 13% want abortion “illegal in all cases.” In the … Read More

How difficult is sex selection for pregnant women in New Zealand?

NewsHub 19 August 2018 Debate about sex selection in Australia has arisen from shocking new research suggesting mothers are aborting their babies if they are not boys. So how difficult is sex selection for pregnant women in New Zealand? In New Zealand, abortion is prohibited under the Crimes Act, except for in limited circumstances – including when the pregnancy could … Read More

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