Right to Life believes that the killing of innocent and defenceless unborn children is genocide and a crime against humanity. It is a violation of the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. New Zealand is a signatory to the Convention that was passed by the General Assembly on 9 December 1948.
Relevant section of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide
Article II: In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:
(a) Killing members of the group;
(b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
(c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;
(d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;
(e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.
Each year in New Zealand more than 12,000 unborn children are killed, with 98 per cent killed on the grounds of mental Health. Dr Christine Forster a previous chairman of the Abortion Supervisory Committee at a hearing into the performance of her Committee, told the then Justice & Law Reform Select Committee in 1995, that this was the grounds used by certifying consultants to provide abortion on demand. Right to Life believes that the hidden reason for this number of abortions is that the children are deemed to be members of a group who are unwanted. Their killing is a violation of the Convention Article II: [d] imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group.
A day of reckoning is coming and we will all be asked, what did we do to stop this genocide and the murder of God’s precious infants.
Right to Life believes that this genocide is supported by New Zealand Family Planning who call it, “a reproductive health service” and who deny that the unborn are human beings endowed at conception with human rights, the foundation right being an inalienable right to life. While we have always had abortion this genocide commenced under the protection of our legal system in 1977. Since then, there have been more than 500,000 victims killed. New Zealand as a society is trying to deny the spiritual, social, emotional and economic costs of this killing but below the surface there is a huge and growing malaise and the more we deny this the more it will continue to fester.
Right to Life asks why the Christian churches have remained silent in the face of this continuing violent genocide. The shameful and deafening silence from our church leaders on this issue is being taken as their consent.
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