Media Release 13th August 2016
Right to Life congratulates Judge Carolyn Henwood and Sir Mark Solomon who have developed the covenant launched this week by Aotearoa New Zealand MMXVII. The Covenant is warmly supported by political parties.
We make no apology for speaking up for our unborn children and ask why does this covenant discriminate against our innocent and defenceless unborn children by shamefully ignoring the violence inflicted on them by abortion? Right to Life asks how can the Labour Party, the Greens and United Future support the decriminalisation of abortion? What they seek is that the violent killing of a child in the womb will no longer a crime and this killing can be done right up to birth for any reason or no reason. The Covenant to be just, should protect all of New Zealand’s children, both born and unborn.
Right to Life commends the Labour Party, the Greens Party and United Future for supporting the protection of born children from violence, abuse and neglect. However we plead with those parties to include all of our precious children born and unborn.
The Covenant recognises that children should be at the centre of all-policy making, and that all children should be protected from violence, abuse and neglect, and are entitled to a decent standard of living. The greatest violence that can be inflicted on a child is to be violently dismembered in your mother’s womb. Why then do our political parties claim to support protecting our children from violence when they ignore the plight of our precious unborn?
Amongst other things, signees of the covenant agree to treasure and respect our children, and protect them from violence.“We have to do anything and everything we can to protect our babies, and to give them the full, rich life that they all deserve,” said Mrs Turei. Right to Life asks Mrs Turei, how then can your party have a policy to seek the decriminalisation of abortion to remove all vestige of legal protection for their lives and for it to be no longer a crime to kill an unborn child?
“The Children’s Covenant reflects core United Future values, which we have long and consistently promoted, so it is to be welcomed.“. “If we cannot look after our children properly, our country has no hope and no future,” Mr Dunne says. Right to Life asks how then can United Future then have a policy to decriminalise abortion and to make the killing of an unborn child no longer a crime?
Labour’s spokesperson for Children Jacinda Ardern.“It’s important that this covenant is a pledge to all children in this country.“The covenant is inclusive and it defines the start in life that all Kiwi kids should have, not just the children the Government labels as vulnerable…It promises that children should be protected from all forms of violence, abuse and neglect and it also says that we should strive to provide a proper standard of living for kids.”
Right to Life asks how then can Labour not see the glaring hypocrisy between Ardern’s statements above, and their official support for the decriminalisation of abortion?
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