The United Nations calls upon the nations of the world to commemorate Human Rights Day 10 December which commemorates the signing by the United Nations General Assembly of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 10 December 1948.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) clearly states that everyone has the right to life, and that what is meant by everyone is ‘every member of the human family’ – that is all human beings, including the unborn child.
The United Nations Declaration of Human Rights Article 3 states, everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person. The preamble states, “Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.”
Additionally, the Convention on the Rights of the Child states in its Preamble that the Child ‘needs special safeguards and care, including appropriate legal protection, before as well as after birth’.”
Right to Life acknowledges that our human rights are conferred on us at conception by our Creator. These rights are universal and inalienable. The foundation right is our right to life. It is disappointing that the United Nations is at the forefront of promoting the killing of the unborn as a human right under the guise of promoting safe abortions. It is never safe for the child.
New Zealanders pride themselves on our defence of human rights, yet as a nation we deny the right to life of the most vulnerable members of our human family, our precious unborn who are unique and unrepeatable miracles of God’s creation. A nation that kills its own children has no future. We cannot claim to be a just society while we accept the killing of our own children and the denial of the human rights of the mother to receive love and support from the community to enable her to choose life for her precious baby.
The killing of the unborn in New Zealand is regulated by the Crimes Act 1961 and the Contraception Sterilisation and Abortion Act 1977. The long title of the later Act states that, “abortions may be authorised after full consideration of the rights of the unborn child.” Since the abortion legislation was passed in 1977 nearly 500,000 children have been murdered in their mother’s wombs in New Zealand. This is an appalling human rights tragedy and a crime against humanity that is sanctioned and funded by our government.
Right to Life asks what consideration was given to the right to life of the 1,341 children, whose killing the busiest consultant authorised in the year ending 30 June 2015? That consultant declined just one request for an abortion.
The Abortion Supervisory Committee report that ninety-eight percent of abortions are approved on the grounds of mental health, the grounds used by abortion certifying consultants to provide abortion on demand. The law requires two consultants to ensure that abortions ‘comply with the law’ and are authorised supposedly only after full regard is given to the rights of the unborn child. Consultants approve ninety-nine per cent of requests for the killing of the unborn. Right to Life asks why are consultants not required to give full regard to the rights of the child? Why are they not required to state on the form authorising an abortion that they have given full regard to the rights of the unborn child? When is the government going to protect the human rights of our unborn? How can the government challenge other countries on their human rights record when the blood of innocent children is on their hands?
Right to Life.
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