At UN, Europeans and Australia, Gang up on El Salvador on Question of Abortion

The following post  by Austin Ruse, the President of C-FAM is a cross-post on the website and details the push by European countries within the  United Nations to coerce El Salvador to accept abortion against the wishes of the government and the people of that country. The post was published on 21 November 2014. Reads..

(United Nations) – El Salvador is currently undergoing something the UN calls the Universal Periodic Review, a fairly new human rights process that looks at countries’ implementation of various human rights treaties.

And even though no UN treaty mentions abortion, ten European countries along with Australia and Canada have criticized El Salvador for its ban on the practice.

Australia, Canada, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Iceland, Luxembourg, Slovenia, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom each made statements of complaint against El Salvador that were included in the report just released by the Human Rights Council.

According to Rebecca Oas of C-Fam, such pressure has regularly been mounted by European countries, mostly against countries from Latin America.

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UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women 25November 2014

image Right to Life supports the United Nations Declaration for the elimination of violence against women made by the general assembly of the United Nations in 1993. The United Nations is applauded for its Universal Declaration of human rights and its many Conventions upholding human rights. The UN has done much to eliminate violence against women. There is however much that is wrong in this powerful organisation.

The UN bureaucracy promotes its own ideology and ignores the wishes not only of the UN General Assembly but the Security Council as well.

Right to Life is disappointed that violence against women is being inflicted on women under the auspices of the United Nations. The United Nations Population Fund [UNFPA] is promoting violence against women by actively supporting China’s one child family policy with forced abortions, sterilisations, punitive fines, imprisonment and destruction of homes. It is disappointing that the New Zealand government continues to applaud the work of UNFPA and provides funding of over $4 million per annum. UNFPA encourages other nations to follow the example of China in implementing a one child family policy.

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New pro-life short film offers unique view into the reality of abortion

the-appointmentThe following is a post from the website.

Under the threat of interrogation, a frightened woman is forced to make a choice, with a young man’s life hanging in the balance.

“You have to do what’s best for you,” an interrogator says in a room that looks like a police station.

With this opening, viewers are in for a surprise in this new pro-life short film, “The Appointment – a mother’s choice,” both directed and partly produced by filmmaker Brandon Rice.


Why are Green’s not speaking out about human rights abuses in China?

Media Release 21 November 2014

Right to Life challenges Russell Norman the co-leader of the Green Party to explain why, he was prepared to ask Prime Minister John Key to talk to Chinese President Xi Jinping about human rights abuses in countries bordering China but ignored the opportunity to ask about the massive violation of human rights perpetrated by the Chinese government against its own people. We refer to China’s notorious one child family policy.

The Chinese government is guilty of the most horrendous human rights abuses against women that the world has ever known. It denies the human right of families to choose how many children they are going to have. A family is required to obtain a permit authorising the birth of a child. Pregnancies that are not authorised are required by law to be aborted. Women who are not married, who become pregnant are required to have an abortion. Children who are born without a permit are not recognised by the state and are denied health services, and an education. [Read more…]



The following is a guest post by Dr. Philip G. Ney MD and presents practical arguments against euthanasia


Desiring to share eternity with people who chose Him as their best friend, God made humans in His image, to last forever. God’s enemy seeks to destroy His creation from the top down. Although Jesus the Messiah conquered the Devil and death, He has allowed Satan to provide people a choice. It is amazing that so many people chose to serve Satan who promises nothing but a painful end. These benighted people work Satan’s purpose well, especially by making the choice of death to look like a good end. Prolife people must realize that death is always a lethal enemy, never to be accepted but always courageously fought for oneself and one’s fellow humans.

Euthanasia is not a new idea. The Romans practiced assisted death for crucifixion victims that were slowly losing an agonizing battle to stay alive. They thought it was merciful to breaking their victim’s legs, thereby hastening death from suffocation. By dismissing His Spirit, Jesus avoided euthanasia. His example can be followed by God loving people who have finished their course and completed their 10 tasks. (1) Seeing that there is no possibility of avoiding death by any cause they commit their spirit into the hands of a loving Father who in His own time will welcome the person into his eternal presence. This usually avoids the final agonies and death struggle and always comforts about to be executed and dying person.

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Unwanted Children Destroyed –Dare we say Murdered?

Media Release 20th November 2014

Right to Life makes no apology for speaking up in defence of the right to life of the voiceless human embryos who are nameless and who are deemed to be unwanted and surplus to requirements.

More than 2,000 human embryos, stored and frozen, are sentenced to be destroyed –dare we say murdered – from Saturday 22nd November. There are 10,000 embryos in storage in New Zealand. This is an appalling violation of human rights that is sanctioned and funded by the state. They are being destroyed in accordance with the requirements of the Human Assisted Reproductive Technology Act, 2004. The Act requires that human embryos, stored and frozen in the six IVF Clinics in New Zealand must normally be destroyed after ten years. Violence against children starts here. 

IVF comes from the same culture of death as abortion which decides who shall live and2who shall be killed.

What is the status of these human embryos?Human life begins at conception, Human embryos are human beings at the beginning of their life.

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Right to Life OIA Request for information concerning Unlawful Connection

19th November 2013

Abortion Supervisory Committee,

Dear Ms Williams

Official Information Act -Request

The Annual Report of your Committee for 2012 discloses that there were 51 abortions for girls under 15. The age of consent is 16 years of age in New Zealand. It is an offence against the Crimes Act for a person to have sexual connection with a girl under the age of 16. It was also reported that there was one case of incest.

I would be grateful if you would advise me under the Official Information Act, what are the duties of certifying consultants when they believe that a crime has been committed against a girl or woman who is seeking an abortion? How many cases of alleged unlawful connection including incest have been reported by certifying consultants to your Committee in the years 2000 to 2013?

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Right to Life Congratulates the new Leader of the Labour Party

Right to Life congratulates Andrew Little MP, on being elected as the new leader of the Labour Party. This is a very important election as Andrew Little is now a Prime Minister in waiting  His election follows a line of distinguished Labour leaders who have served the Party and our nation with great distinction. Labour was first elected in 1935 under the leadership of Michael Joseph Savage. The first Labour government governed for 14 years until 1949.The Labour government sought justice for workers and for families. It introduced the welfare state with the 40 hour working week, compulsory unionism, the benefit for unmarried pregnant women and many other enlightened legislative moves that promoted a just society.

Right to Life is hopeful that Andrew Little, who has had a distinguished career in the Trade Union movement as the National Secretary of the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union, will now lead the Party back to the noble objectives of the Labour Party when it was founded in Blackball in 1916, which respected the right to life of every human being from conception to natural death.

Right to Life applauds the Labour Party’s policy to “provide leadership to eliminate violence against women and children from the Prime Minister down.”  Right to Life is however, concerned that the Labour Party now has a policy to seek the decriminalisation of abortion which will increase violence against women. This is a policy that will accelerate the war against women and their unborn children.

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Death with Dignity?

image The following podcast is by Greg Koukl on the Stand to Reason website  and concerns Euthanasia. The cast begins at the 1.00 hr mark and listeners will need to slide the counter to that point to hear the talk, which is 23 minutes long.

The podcast is highly recommended by Right to Life and explains in detail why taking your own life ‘with dignity’ is not dignified.

He makes an interesting point talking about what happens in a culture (Eg parts of Europe), when euthanasia is justified in the law. For here the value of human life in itself is trumped by a belief that it is the quality of that life that is paramount.

It is Cheaper to Kill Patients than to Care for them

Dr Els Borst Former Minister of Health, Netherlands

Right to Life Media Release 14 November 2014

Labour MP Iain Lees-Galloway who is now reconsidering his proposal to resubmit the “End of Life Choice” bill to the ballot, is quoted in the Manawatu Standard on 13 November as saying; that he acknowledged the importance of palliative care and believed the bill “absolutely” did not  undermine it (palliative care), ”Instead it gave everyone a choice.

This is an important statement; Right to Life challenges it, for it is simply untrue.

“If euthanasia and assisted suicide were legalized, this would adversely affect the priority and need placed on the development of palliative care standards and norms of practice already developed. Expert palliative care requires a commitment of health care dollars.
Euthanasia and assisted suicide is a financial, moral and ethical abdication of the duty of care for the most vulnerable in our community. With financial efficiency and expedience a health care priority, these killing methods may be irresistibly attractive in a system strapped for money and resources. Doctors and nurses should not be killers.

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