Category: Press Releases

New England Journal of Medicine: Evidence is lacking that Dagga helps for chronic pain or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Media Release Embargo: Immediate release Enquiries: Doctors For Life Int. Date: 16 August 2017 Telephone: 032 481 5550 Two news agencies, CNN and Times Live have reported on a significant new article in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)

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Drinking something sweet or eating condensed milk may be insufficient for treating unintentional cannabis intoxication

Dagga confectionery and sweets for sale

Media Release Embargo: Immediate release Enquiries: Doctors For Life Int. Date: 15 August 2017 Telephone: 032 481 5550 An article in CNN today, appears to mirror the recent incident in Orange Farm where a school girl had to be admitted

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Schoolgirl Admitted to ICU: South Africans Brace Yourselves Should Dagga Be Legalised

Media Release Embargo: Immediate release Enquiries: Doctors For Life Int. Date: 13 August 2017 Telephone: 074 112 9093 The recent incident where a female learner from Siyaphambili High School in Orange Farm, Johannesburg, ended up in the ICU after accidentally

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Fields of Green for All (FOGFA) expert witness repeatedly tries to trash top notch expert

Media Release Embargo: Immediate release Enquiries: Doctors For Life Int. Date: 12 August 2017 Telephone: 032 481 5550 Professor Nutt is well known for the debacle which surrounded him when he was asked to resign from his position by the

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Dagga Courtcase postponed as DFL and the State oppose livestreaming by FOGFA

Media Release Embargo: Immediate release Enquiries: Doctors For Life Int. Date: 1 August 2017 Telephone: 032 481 5550 On the first day of the Dagga Court Case, the trial was postponed to Tuesday the 1st of August 2017 for the

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The legalisation of dagga is not a matter of popular opinion but needs a scientific approach

Media Release Embargo: Immediate release Enquiries: Doctors For Life Int. Date: 31 July 2017 Telephone: 032 481 5550 The cannabis court case, or so-called “trial of the plant” that starts today in the Pretoria High Court, is about the total

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South Africa should know the implications of letting the LGBT teach our children on homosexuality

Media Release Embargo: Immediate release Enquiries: Doctors For Life Int. Date: 11 July 2017 Telephone: 032 481 5550 Gender DynamiX, SWEAT, the Sexual and Reproductive Justice Coalition, Partners in Sexual Health and Triangle are the few mentioned LGBT NGO’s that

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Decriminalising Prostitution in South Africa is a nefarious miscarriage of Justice

Media Release Embargo: Immediate release Enquiries: Doctors For Life Int. Date: 26 June 2017 Telephone: 032 481 5550 The decriminalisation of prostitution is a nefarious miscarriage of justice that “disappears” egregious human rights abuses through the use of political smoke

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Doctors for Life commends the SALRC for the new prostitution laws proposed for S.A.

Media Release Embargo: Immediate release Enquiries: Doctors For Life Int. Date: 30 May 2017 Telephone: 032 481 5550 Doctors For Life International (DFL) as an overview of Project 107 (adult prostitution) commends the South African Law Reform Commission (SALRC) on

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High Court Blunders into Dagga Minefield

Media Release Embargo: Immediate release Date : 03 April 2017 Enquiries: Doctors For Life Int. Telephone: 032 4815550/5807 Doctors For Life International (DFL) is deeply concerned by the judgment of the Western Cape High Court that allows, subject to legislation to be passed in the

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Conflating marijuana plants with isolated cannabinoids to confuse the public

Embargo: Immediate release Date: 23 February 2017 Enquiries: Doctors For Life Int. Telephone: 032 4815550 Media Release Doctors For Life International (DFL) is concerned about the way news reporting on the Medical Innovations Bill keeps presenting the issue of ‘medical

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Bloemfontein Supreme Court of Appeal upholds appeal, rejects active euthanasia

Media Release Embargo: Immediate release Date: 07-12-2016 Enquiries: Vaughan Luck Cell: 078 748 9884 Doctors For Life International is delighted with the outcome of this court case which was the culmination of decades of conferences, educating Health Professionals and the public,

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Aids Conference 2016

Media Release Embargo: Immediate release Enquiries: Vaughan Luck Date: 2016-07-28 Cell: 078 748 9884 Email: vaughanluck18@gmail.com South Africa successfully hosted the latest AIDS International Conference in Durban last week, this time, having a track record of rolling out the largest HIV

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Breaking News: Aids Conference 2016

Doctors For Life Media Release Embargo: Immediate release Enquiries: Vaughan Luck Date: 2016-07-19 Cell: 078 748 9884 Email: vaughanluck18@gmail.com Doctors For Life International would like to applaud the Deputy Minister of Justice on his address to the conference on Tuesday 18

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Is South Africa promoting Sex Trafficking?

Doctors For Life Media Release Embargo: Immediate release Enquiries: Vaughan Luck Date: 29-06-2016 Cell: 078 748 9884 It has come to the attention of Doctors For Life International that the National Department of Health is promoting condoms specifically to be used

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Helping the Prostitute, or Managing the Problem?

Doctors For Life Media Release Date: 2016-06-07 Office – 032 481 5550 DFL strongly opposes the viewpoint expressed by SWEAT, that abolishing prostitution will discriminate against prostitutes. SWEAT fails to understand that denouncing systems of injustice is different from reviling the people within

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Is it Really a “Blessing”?

Embargo: Immediate release Date: 2016-05-25 Enquiries: Vaughan Luck Cell: 078 748 9884 Office: 032 481 5550 Doctors For Life is very concerned about this trend of the “Bless-er” and “Bless-ee“. Two made up words used to glamourize and candy coat a

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Bribery, Corruption and Now Prostitution. Is South Africa a Soft Target?

Media Release Embargo: Immediate release Date: 2016-05-19 Enquiries: Vaughan Luck Cell: 078 748 9884 Office: 032 481 5550 Email: vaughanluck18@gmail.com South Africa seems to be going in the opposite direction to the rest of the world on the issue of decriminalizing

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Pimps or Politician’s?

Media Release Embargo: Immediate release Date: 2016-04-08 Enquiries: Vaughan Luck Cell: 078 748 9884 Email: vaughanluck18@gmail.com Sex work seems to be on everyone’s minds in South Africa. From billboards on the side of the highway, to politicians wanting to supply sex

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Ramaphosa’s regressive prostitution statement

Doctors For Life International (DFL) is extremely distraught about statements made by the Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on the 12 of March in connection with the provision of condoms to women caught up in prostitution in order to bring respect

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Philip Rosenthal-Email-Euthanasia

Dear Cape Times Editor I note that Sean Davison and his associates at Dignity SA have failed to answer the repeated public question posed to him at the UCT Bioethics symposium and in a letter published in the Cape Times

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Amnesty International or Impunity International?

Amnesty International’s International Board is developing a policy document that it is believed will support full decriminalization of prostitution. Decriminalization of prostitution is one of the world’s most disastrous approaches to the sex trade because: 1) it is a gift

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Press Release – March For Life 2015

MARCH FOR LIFE 4 OCTOBER 2015 This past Sunday was the annual National Alliance For Life (NAL), National March For life 2015. This event is held once a year on the first Sunday in October. It brings together people from all walks of life

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The Proposed Bill on Euthanasia and Comments by Doctors For Life (in Italics):

The bill is quite different to the July press release by the Law Commission. We have found the Law Commission to be less than honest when they stated in the press release that “As regards to active voluntary euthanasia, the

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Assisted Suicide Court Case – Application for Leave to Appeal Granted.

  In a very short court session this morning, Judge Fabricius granted the leave to appeal against the whole of the judgement handed down on the 4th of May 2015, that was filed by The Minister of Justice and Correctional

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Assisted Suicide Court Case – Application for Leave to Appeal

The Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, the Minister of Health, and the National Director of Public Prosecutions have filed a “Notice of Leave to Appeal” to the Supreme Court of South Africa against the whole of the judgement handed

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Holland – Another “ground breaking court decision” The Genie is out of the Bottle

In another ground-breaking court decision the Dutch Appeals Court has ruled that a doctor does not have to be involved to allow assisted suicide. Albert Heringa assisted his mother in 2008 by helping her overdose herself. Judge Anhem has ruled

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Assisted Suicide – DFL not happy with Courts decision

Press Release – Court’s decision on Assisted Suicide. Firstly DFL would like to send our condolences to the family and loved ones of Robert Stransham Ford,who passed away this morning, may he rest in peace. Secondly DFL would also like to

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Doctors For Life to oppose Dignity SA in assisted suicide court case

Doctors For Life International (DFL) is aware of  Dignity SA and others to submit an application to the High Court to consent to assisted suicide. DFL has instructed attorneys Robin Twaddle and Arno Bosch who have in return instructed advocates

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Supreme Court dismisses ODM pornography appeal

Media Release: Doctors for Life International is pleased to announce that the Supreme Court of Appeal has dismissed with costs the application of On Digital Media t/a Starsat (previously TopTV), to appeal against the Cape High Court decision setting aside

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Cannabis: Colorado state releases report

“The committee’s work represents one of the first and most comprehensive reviews to assess the strength of credible scientific literature available today regarding marijuana use,” said Dr. Larry Wolk, the executive director and chief medical officer at the Colorado Department of

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Another Victory for DFL as Judge Denies Leave to Appeal in Porn Case

Judge Bozalek yesterday refused Online Digital Media permission to appeal his judgment handed down in the Western Cape High Court on 3 November 2014, in which he ruled that the license issued to ODM (the company which owns StarSat TV

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Porn Channel Courtcase Goes Against StarSat TV (press release)

Doctors For Life is delighted with the outcome of the Court Application in the Western Cape High Court, challenging the licensing of On Digital Media T/A StarSat aka TopTV (ODM)  to broadcast the first three porn channels ever in South Africa. This court

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Why should others do the dirty work? (press release)

Doctors For Life does not understand why the legalization of suicide is being promoted in South Africa, as is not possible to prosecute a person who commits suicide anyway. Moreover, Doctors For Life strongly objects to doctors having to do

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Doctors For Life goes to court on Monday 11 August (press release)

On Monday 11 August, Doctors for Life’s (DFL’s) court Application for the Review of the granting by ICASA to On Digital Media, a license to air television pay channels for the sole purpose of broadcasting pornographic material, will be heard.

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Celebrating Women’s day in spite of Violence (press release)

On behalf of Doctors for life and our 1500 doctor members we would like to thank all the women of South Africa for their contribution in making South Africa a better place. Whether you are women in a profession, a

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Legalizing Cannabis Increases Black Market Sales (press release)

Regardless of pro-pot activists’ claims in the USA that legalization of dagga (cannabis) will reduce the underground sale of the drug, it is actually increasing. In the state of Colorado, the black market cannabis, which many expected to disappear after the

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Court case over ICASA yes to StarSat Porn TV (press release)

Doctors for Life have applied to the High Court North Gauteng (Pretoria) for the Review of the granting by ICASA (the Independent Communications Authority of SA brought into existence by statute) to ODM (On Digital Media (Pty) Ltd – the

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Doctors For Life International finding it increasingly more difficult to see the ethical guidelines the SA government is following (press release)

Against the advice of numerous NGO’s and stakeholders, the SA cabinet recently approved the new controversial National Drug Master Plan (NDMP) that promotes the flawed philosophy of “harm reduction”. Various stakeholders sent numerous submissions that requested “harm reduction” to be

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Neuroscience will disqualify Top TV application for porn channels (press release)

Doctors for life international has responded to requests from ICASA for submission’s regarding Top TV’s application for a license to broadcast pornography in South Africa. DFL strongly opposes pornography and the aim of the submission is to prevent pornography being

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Oregon children as young as 7 getting “medical dagga” cards (press release)

Doctors For Life International is appalled by the pseudo science that seemingly makes it possible for even children to use dagga for medical conditions. More than 50 children in the state of Oregon alone, are “medical dagga (marijuana)” cardholders, according

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USA targets dagga dispensaries in major crackdown (press release)

Doctors For Life (DFL) has been warning for years that the decriminalisation of dagga, for whatever reason, will simply create a legal avenue for drug trafficking and organised crime. Ignoring such warnings have proved to be disastrous for countries like

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Dagga: Forget the Buzz it’s the facts that count! (press release)

News 24 recently featured an article on the decriminalization of dagga (cannabis) by an activist who goes by the name of Buzz. Doctors for Life International is intrigued by the position taken this activist as the whole article seems to

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Dignity SA turning doctors into executioners? (press release)

In a recent press briefing, Prof Sean Davison of Dignity SA suggested that the law forbidding euthanasia in South Africa should be changed. One reason he gave was that some doctors told him they had “helped people to die ….

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Letter to the Editor of the Natal Witness on the Legalisation of Cannabis (press release)

The Editor, It is with interest that Doctors for Life noticed your article on the legalization on cannabis (dagga). It would appear that this article quotes a web post by Dale T. McKinley. Even though I respect Mr McKinley for

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Is South Africa getting its own Dr. Death? (press release)

Professor Davison, who helped launch Dignity SA, has returned to South Africa. Our media have hailed him as a good parent and a loving husband, who assisted his mother to die and who wants to legalize euthanasia/assisted suicide in SA.

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Assisted Suicide: Till love do us part? (press release)

In the past few months, it has been reported that Professor Sean Davison from a leading university in Cape Town, helped his mother to commit suicide. The fact that leading South Africans support him may make that act seem acceptable

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Harm Reduction: More than just side effects! (press release)

The recent stance from the managing editor of the South African Medical Journal in favor of the extremely controversial practice of decriminalizing drugs of abuse (Harm Reduction) is both surprising and disconcerting. It shows a mixture of “arm chair medicine”,

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Planned Parenthood Defeated: Abortion is not a Universal Human Right in UN Summit Document (press release)

The International Planned Parenthood Federation, the world’s largest abortion promoter has been defeated in its efforts to hijack the millennium development goals, in order to promote legalized abortion throughout the world, and unrestricted access to abortions for adolescents. In spite

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Concern about South Africa’s first all-black porn film (press release)

South Africa has produced its first all-black pornographic film, of which the producer stated the intention to help promote safe sex and combat HIV/AIDS. Mapona – which means naked in Sesotho – was made by members of a local amateur

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