In celebrating ANZAC Day we mourn those who have given their lives in war in order that we may be free. There were more than 18,000 New Zealanders who lost their lives in World War 1 and 11,625 New Zealanders killed in World War II, a total of more than 29,000. We must never forget the sacrifice that they made in order that future generations may live in freedom and enjoy our inalienable right to life. Throughout our nation there are monuments commemorating their sacrifice.
It is an illusion though that we are now living in peace and free from war. Today we are engaged in another bloody war, not with a foreign aggressor but in a war against a new enemy, our own children. Why do we feel threatened by our own children in the womb the weakest and most defenceless member of the human family? Pregnancy is not a disease, why has the womb become a battleground more violent than Gallipoli?
Since the passing of the Contraception Sterilisation and Abortion Act in 1977, there have been more than 458,000 children killed in the womb in New Zealand. These children were deemed to be of little worth and their presence a threat to society. They are unnamed, worthy only of being a number in our abortion statistics. No tombstone marks their last resting place and their mortal remains deemed to be medical waste to be incinerated in the same callous manner as the disposal of the Jews after slaughter at Nazi extermination camps during the Second World War.
This war has the full approval of our government, who ensure unlimited funding and who have disguised it’s true horror, by calling it an essential medical service.
These children were not a threat to society; they came bringing gifts to enrich our society. All that they sought was to allow to be love and to be loved. This internecine war is also one waged against women, who its second victims. New Zealand will continue to grow in violence and never know true peace nor can we claim to be a just society while we continue making war against our own children.