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 …

Defeat Of Assisted Suicide Law in NSW Welcomed

Media Release 17 November 2017 Family First NZ is welcoming news that the New South Wales upper house has voted down a bill on assisted suicide. “Safe euthanasia is a myth. The Australian political leaders have realised this and voted accordingly, and New Zealand politicians should do likewise,” says Bob McCoskrie, National Director of Family First NZ. NSW Labour health …

Bob McCoskrie: Assisted suicide is still a form of suicide

Newshub Online 13 Sep 2017 http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/health/2017/09/bob-mccoskrie-assisted-suicide-is-still-a-form-of-suicide.html In a recent exchange with Family First. Nitschke tweeted; ‘Suicide is a fundamental human right – one that society has no moral right to interfere with’. I find that attitude highly disturbing. In 2014, euthanasia advocate Dr Philip Nitschke came under fire from two Australian suicide prevention organisations, Beyond Blue and the Black Dog …

You Don’t Discourage Suicide by Assisting Suicide

Media Release 11 Sep 2017 Family First NZ is warning that there is a ‘social contagion’ aspect to suicide – assisted or non-assisted – and that we need more discussion about suicide prevention, not euthanasia. The warning is being reiterated after the disagreement between National’s Simon O’Connor and Labour’s Jacinda Ardern regarding suicide. “You don’t discourage suicide by assisting suicide. …

VALUE YOUR VOTE 2017: Euthanasia / Assisted Suicide

One of the main reasons that politicians have rejected previous attempts to decriminalise assisted suicide / euthanasia is that they realised that ‘safeguards’, while sounding good, would not guarantee the protection required for vulnerable people including the disabled, elderly, depressed or anxious, and those who feel themselves to be a burden or are under financial pressure. The international evidence backs …

‘Value Your Vote’ Election Resource Launched

Media Release 13 Aug 2017 For the fourth successive election, Family First NZ has launched their Value Your Vote resource to inform voters leading up to the September election. “Value Your Vote records how existing MP’s have voted over the past five terms on controversial issues with a focus on votes related to marriage, parenting, and other key social issues. …