In commemorating ANZAC Day we mourn those who have given their lives in war in order that we may be free. There were more than 18,000 New Zealanders who lost their lives in World War 1 and 11,625 New Zealanders killed in World War II, a total of more than 29,000. We must never forget the sacrifice that they made in order that future generations may live in freedom and enjoy their inalienable right to life. Throughout our nation there are monuments commemorating their sacrifice.
Let us not though forget that there are more children murdered in the womb each year in New Zealand than the total casualties inflicted on New Zealand in the Second World War. In fact seventeen times more unborn children have been murdered in their mother’s wombs since 1977 than have been lost in all wars NZ has ever fought in.
It is an illusion though that we are now living in peace and free from war. Today we are engaged in another bloody war, not with a foreign aggressor but in a war against a new enemy, our own children. Why do we feel threatened by our own children in the womb the weakest and most defenceless member of the human family? Pregnancy is not a disease, Why has the womb become a battleground more violent than Gallipoli? Why does Family Planning want to open up a new front in this war on women and the unborn by changing our laws so that it is no longer a crime to kill an unborn child and there killing to be called a reproductive health service.
Since the passing of the Contraception Sterilisation and Abortion Act in 1977, there have been more than 500,000 children killed in the womb in New Zealand. These children were deemed to be of little worth and their presence a threat to society. They are unnamed, worthy only of being a number in our abortion statistics. No tombstone marks their last resting place and their mortal remains are deemed to be medical waste to be incinerated in the same callous manner as the disposal of the Jews after slaughter at Nazi extermination camps during the Second World War.
Right to Life asks when is the government going to stop the war against our own children?
This civil war has the full approval and support of our government, who ensure unlimited funding and who have turned our Public Hospitals into killing centres. The government disguises their true horror, by calling it an “essential core health service”. and a ‘termination of pregnancy service’ or TOP for short to disguise the true horror of this genocide.
These children were not a threat to society; they came bringing gifts to enrich our society. All that they sought was to be allowed to love and to be loved. This internecine war is also one waged against women, who are its second victims. New Zealand will continue to grow in violence and never know true peace nor can we claim to be a just society while we continue making war against our own children.