News & Media Releases

Abortions Increase – Tragedy for Teens and Families

Family First Media Release June 17, 2007 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…
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Prochoice Amnesty means no choice for members

Eurekastreet.com.au 17-May-2007 Amnesty International’s board has just called for abortion to be decriminalised globally. The human rights organisation has thus abandoned its long-held ‘neutral’ policy that states: “Amnesty International takes no position on whether or not women have a right to choose to terminate unwanted pregnancies; there is no generally accepted right to abortion in…
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Amillia shows 24 weeks is too late to abort

UK Sunday Telegraph 25 Feb 07 Pressure was growing yesterday to shorten the 24-week limit on abortions. Medical experts and Church leaders say that the law is outdated and claim that medical advances would ensure the survival of as many as 2,000 foetuses aborted each year in Britain.Pictures published last week of baby Amillia Taylor,…
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Worst Violence is Abortion – Jim Hopkins

NZ Herald 23 Feb 07 ….. But the presence of Sue Bradford’s bill requires it to be challenged. Because it is utterly inconsistent to assert that the decision to do a violent thing before a baby is born is a matter of personal choice, but the decision to do a less violent thing after a…
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Study: Consent Laws Reduce Teen Sex

AFA Journal 17 Nov 06 (AgapePress) – According to a new study, abortion notification and consent laws actually reduce risky sexual behavior among teenagers. The finding is the result of data collected from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and examined by Jonathan Klick, Florida State University College of Law professor, and Thomas…
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Study shows abortion triples risk of depression

Evening Standard UK 27 Oct 06 Women who have abortions are three times as likely to suffer depression and other mental illness, it emerged yesterday. Senior doctors claim new evidence shows a clear link between abortion and mental health problems in women who previously had no history of such illness. They believe the risks are…
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UK Abortion Rate Rises Despite Wide Access to Morning-After Pill

Focus on the Family’s Citizenlink.com 30 Sept 2006 Plan B is not the answer. Abortion advocates have long claimed that full access to the so-called morning-after pill would reduce the number of abortions. But a report from Britain finds that abortions there are up despite ready access to the controversial pill.The morning-after pill became widely…
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Abortion pill is dangerous for women

Family First Media Release April 11, 2006 It is disgraceful that a GP, who should be defending life, has urged easier and earlier access to the abortion pill RU486. (Dominion Post 11 April 2006) Wellington doctor Carol Shand said delays to abortions were caused by abortion laws which required women to go through a complex…
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Abortion Researcher Confounded by Study

NZ Herald 5 Jan 2006 Researchers found that at age 25, 42 per cent of women in the study group who had had an abortion also experienced major depression at some stage during the past four years. This was nearly double the rate of those who had never been pregnant and 35 per cent higher…
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Wrong to smack but right to kill?

UK Telegraph Opinion –  07/11/2004  A ban on smacking, said David Hinchcliffe, the Labour MP who led the calls for such a ban in last week’s Commons’ debate, “would criminalise hitting children to exactly the same extent as hitting adults. That is equality and children, who are far more fragile and vulnerable than us, deserve nothing…
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