Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

Vigil outside Family Planning conference


Concerned citizens keep vigil outside Family Planning conference in Wellington

A group of concerned people have been keeping a peaceful vigil since Thursday outside the Family Planning conference being held at the Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa.

The vigil which is organised by Family Life International NZ began on Thursday, the day the Family Planning conference began. It will conclude on Saturday. The vigil is being held for three hours each day from 10:00am until 1:00pm.

The Family Planning conference is on “positive sexual health”, a title which belies the organisation’s true agenda.

Family Life International NZ decided to hold the vigil after discovering that Cecile Richards, President of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) would be keynoting at the event.

Planned Parenthood has come under fire in the US for numerous scandals and in the past year has closed over 24 of its clinics. Under Richards watch over 300,000 abortions are performed in Planned Parenthood clinics every year.

Family Planning appears to be moving towards a similar model to Planned Parenthood, having been successful in gaining a license to perform abortions at their Tauranga clinic.

“Abortion is linked to both physical and psychological problems” said Clare McClean, co-ordinator of the Wellington branch of Family Life International NZ. “We are here because we care about New Zealand’s women and children.”

Those present at the vigil are extremely concerned about Family Planning’s intentions and are disturbed that the tax payer contributed $12.1 million to their income in the year ended June 2013.

Sexuality education is also on the conference agenda. One address is entitled “Let’s start at the beginning! Sexuality Education for Year 1-4 students”.

“New Zealand has to ask itself what sort of health education we want for our young.” McClean posited.

“Do we want to guard their natural modesty or break it down so they can move into a promiscuous lifestyle? Do we want them to know that true love involves responsibility or mislead them into thinking it’s just about emotions? Do we want them to respect themselves and others or do we want them to view others as objects to be used?”

Although only some people are able to physically attend the vigil, there are a large number of people throughout New Zealand who share the Family Life International's concern and support the group’s effort.

A fact sheet about the Family Planning conference can be downloaded here.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Covid-19, 17/9: 1,007 Overall Cases, 4,500,000+ Vaccine Doses Administered


11 new cases of Covid-19 have been identified in Auckland today. 535 so far have recovered from their cases in Auckland alongside 15 of 17 in Wellington... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On the moral and scientific case against Covid booster shots


A year ago, a Covid vaccine was still on humanity’s wish list. Now, we’re basing our economic planning - and the safety of opening our borders – on the ability of the new Covid vaccines to reduce infection, hospitalisation and death. Given this reliance and in the face of an evolving virus, there is a lot of anxiety about how well the vaccines protect us, and for how long. Will we need booster shots, and how soon..? More>>



 
 


Trans-Tasman: Quarantine-free travel with Australia to remain suspended for a further 8 weeks
The suspension of quarantine-free travel (QFT) with Australia has been extended, given the current Delta outbreaks, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today. “When QFT was established with Australia, both our countries had very few recent cases of COVID-19 community transmission... More>>


Auckland: School holidays remain unchanged

School holidays in Auckland will continue to be held at the same time as the rest of the country, starting from Saturday, 2 October, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said today. “I’ve carefully considered advice on the implications of shifting the dates and concluded that on balance, maintaining the status quo is the best course of action... More>>

ALSO:



Government: Timeline confirmed for Emissions Reductions Plan

Cabinet has agreed to begin consulting on the Emissions Reduction Plan in early October and require that the final plan be released by the end of May next year in line with the 2022 Budget, the Minister of Climate Change, James Shaw confirmed today... More>>

ALSO:


Power: Bill Changes Bring Fairness To Charges

A key recommendation of an independent panel to make electricity charges fairer across all households will be put in place, the Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods has announced... More>>



Government: Parks expiry of licenses, WoFs and regos
As a result of the Delta outbreak, driver licences, Warrants of Fitness (WoFs), Certificates of Fitness (CoFs), vehicle licences (‘regos’) and licence endorsements that expired on or after 21 July 2021 will be valid until 30 November 2021, Transport Minister Michael Wood has announced today... More>>



Child Poverty Action Group: Highest jump in weekly benefit numbers since first lockdown

The current lockdown has triggered the largest weekly increase in benefit recipient numbers since the first lockdown last year, and Child Poverty Action Group is concerned the Government isn't doing enough to assist affected families... More>>


 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels