Right to Life fully supports the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Violence against women and girls is an international problem of pandemic proportions and is always a violation of human rights, always a crime and it is always unacceptable. Right to Life applauds the Prime Minister for being an ambassador for White Ribbon Day. However we must ask him why his government approves and funds the violence of abortion against women and their unborn children?
The Police in New Zealand receive 100,000 family violence calls each year. There are 3,500 convictions against men for violence inflicted on women. Each year there are 14 women who are killed by their partner or ex partner. Violence against women takes many forms. It is disappointing that our community is in denial and refuses to recognise that abortion is violence against vulnerable women and their unborn child. An abortion entails an assault on the womb of a woman and a deadly assault on the life of her child. Frequently it is because the father wants the child destroyed because he refuses to accept responsibility for the child he has fathered or for the care of it’s mother. Nearly half of all children conceived are female. What greater violence is there against women than to be killed in the mother’s womb?
Abortion is violence against women and their unborn- why does the government approve it and fund it?
It is commendable that many Members of Parliament on 25th of November will wear a white ribbon on their lapel to publicly express solidarity with women and to oppose violence against them. It is thus disappointing that the government and Parliament actually continues to sanction violence against women by funding the violence of abortion.
Should we then be surprised that if we condone the violence of abortion against women that we are living in an increasingly violent society with increasing domestic violence?
If we truly want to live in a society that respects women we must first protect mothers to be and their babies.
Right to Life.