Media Release DECEMBER 16, 2016
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 asks what consideration was given to the right to life of the 1,416 children, whose killing the busiest consultant authorised in the year ending 30 June 2016? That consultant declined just two requests for an abortion.
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 disappointing that our own Helen Clark who is the Director of the United Nations Development Fund presides over the UN Population Fund which is at the forefront in promoting contraception, sterilisation, and abortion Worldwide. 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.
Right to Life.