Media Release September 10th 2016
In a victory for a culture of life and a defeat for a culture of death, Right to Life is very pleased that Dr Simon Snook (pictured), one of the busiest abortionists in New Zealand has closed down his national telephone abortion consultation ‘service’. It is hoped that this will save the lives of many unborn children and their mothers from the violence of abortion and a lifetime of sorrow and regret.
We believe that women saw this “service “ as disrespectful and demeaning of women who do not want to unburden themselves and share with a complete stranger on a telephone the agony and pain they were experiencing with a crisis pregnancy. Women deserve to be treated with greater respect. Right to Life saw this ‘service’ as trivialising the killing of innocent children in the womb.
IN June 2015 Right to Life opposed the establishment of the new 0800 telephone service that abortionist Dr Snook had established to enable women considering an abortion to have the killing of their child authorised over the phone. This ‘service’ supported by the ASC meant that a woman seeking an abortion did not need for a doctor to interview her in a face to face consultation. Right to Life believed that the “service” was unethical, shameful and a gross trivialising of a very serious legal process.
Right to Life asked how can a doctor claim to diagnose serious mental ill health in a woman he has never met, does not know, whose medical history he is ignorant of, whom he cannot examine and whom he may never see again? How can a doctor with a modicum of conscience sign a certificate authorising the killing of an innocent and defenceless child on the basis of a brief telephone conversation?
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