David Seymour Concedes Opponents’ Euthanasia Concerns Are Correct

Media Release 14 December 2018  Family First NZ is welcoming ACT MP David Seymour’s significant backdowns on his assisted suicide bill, and says that this indicates just how weak and flawed the bill is. “The backdowns are certainly in contrast to his earlier attacks on our justified concerns, including his statements that There’s just so much scaremongering that doesn’t stand …

Overwhelming Opposition Confirmed On Assisted Suicide Bill

Media Release 11 November 2018  Family First NZ says that the overwhelming opposition to David Seymour’s assisted suicide bill by submitters to the Select Committee is no surprise and was already indicated during the earlier Inquiry by the Health Select Committee. According to an analysis of a substantial number of the submissions by the Care Alliance, a whopping 92% of …

Nitschke Must Be Banned For Sake Of Suicide Prevention Message

Media Release 8 November 2018  Family First NZ says that Philip Nitschke should not be allowed in the country and the police should be shutting down any meetings he is holding in New Zealand. “At a time when we are desperate to do everything we can to lower our unacceptable and tragic rates of suicide, Nitschke is promoting a message …

Enabling Suicide Should Always Be A Crime

Media Release 11 May 2018 Family First NZ is welcoming the decision in the Wellington High Court of the conviction and fining of Susan Austen who enabled a woman to commit suicide. Family First is now calling on the police to lay similar charges against Dr Philip Nitschke. Family First is also calling on the Voluntary Euthanasia Society to return …

Police Right To Investigate Promotion & Enabling of Suicide

Media Release 15 March 2018 Family First NZ says police are absolutely correct to be investigating, shutting down and prosecuting the promotion of suicide in New Zealand, and especially the operations of Philip Nitschke. “The intent of the police was correct when checking on supporters of Exit International. Nitschke promotes suicide, has left a trail of destruction, and is evidence …

Submissions on Euthanasia Failing To Get Through

Media Release 11 February 2018 Family First Comment: Please contact us if you have been having issues trying to email your submission. [email protected] Family First NZ says that the email system of Parliament appears to be crashing under the weight of submissions being received on euthanasia – and is calling on the closing date to be delayed.  “We have been …

Major Campaign Launched Against Euthanasia Bill

Media Release 13 December 2017 In response to ACT MP David Seymour’s euthanasia bill passing it’s 1st Reading tonight, Family First NZ is immediately launching a strong nationwide campaign to stop the flawed and dangerous bill. Family First will be releasing a 16-page resource this week to help families and organisations flood the Select Committee with submissions opposing the law. …

Seymour Bill A ‘Political Stunt’ – Minister of Health

Media Release 12 December 2017 Family First NZ is welcoming media comments made by the new Minister of Health during the election campaign regarding David Seymour’s euthanasia bill, including the commitment that he will vote against it. Labour MP Dr David Clark said he supported the health select committee investigation into euthanasia which received over 21,000 submission of which 80% …

Inquiry Already Confirms We Can Live Without Euthanasia

Media Release 12 December 2017 Family First NZ is calling on politicians to reject ACT MP David Seymour’s private members bill to legalise euthanasia. The recent parliamentary inquiry sounded a clear warning that changing the law on assisted suicide could be seen as normalising suicide, and an overwhelming 77% of the 21,000+ submitters – in an extensive and lengthy inquiry …

Extremist Victoria Says Yes, NSW Says No To Euthanasia

Media Release 23 November 2017 Family First NZ says that Victoria has gone against the worldwide trend and introduced a flawed and dangerous assisted suicide law – a week after the New South Wales upper house voted down a similar bill. “Victoria is well known for its extremist laws, including its extreme abortion law which allows abortion on demand right …