Right to Life questions the Green Party’s policy announced by Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei MP, “We want every single Kiwi kid to have a great start to life. That is a Green Party priority and we make no apologies for that.”
Metiria Turei knows that human life does not start at birth but rather at conception. The start that every Kiwi kid needs and has, is an inalienable right to be allowed to be born. The Green Party’s adherence to a policy which would decriminalise abortion stands in utter contradiction to this right. Right to Life makes no apologies for that statement.
Right to Life does applaud the Green’s commendable objective of addressing child poverty and the positive measures announced by Metiria Turei, however the Green’s are guilty of discriminating against children in the womb. The greatest poverty that can be inflicted on a child is to be deprived of its right to life before it is born. The Green’s website makes the following statement in relation to it’s “Children’s Policy”
‘Let’s give our children the best possible start in life.’
Lets be quite clear, The best policy to give New Zealand children the best start in life is to allow them to be born and not to kill them.
When it comes to respect for human life, The Greens are the most anti-life Party in Parliament with a policy to increase the war on women and their precious unborn. A vote for the Greens is a vote for a culture of death.
The Green’s child policy should be viewed in the light of its previously announced Childs policy to decriminalise the killing of the unborn to deal with “unwanted” children. How can the Greens claim “every child matters” when they are campaigning to remove legal protection for the right to life of children before birth? Decriminalisation means that it would no longer be a crime to kill an unborn child for any reason effectively up to birth.
If we wish to know what the Green Party means by decriminalisation of abortion we only have to look at the Green Party’s bill to decriminalise abortion that was recently defeated in the New South Wales Upper House in Sydney, when this contentious bill was defeated 25 to 14.The bill would have allowed abortion up to birth for any reason, with no requirement for informed consent, counselling or screening for domestic violence and coercion.
Ms Turei has sat in Parliament with her colleagues since August 2002, since that time more than 250,000 children have been murdered in their mother’s wombs. To the Green’s everlasting shame, during this time they have done nothing to protect women from the violence of abortion or to defend the right to life of our children in the womb. On the contrary there has been a deafening silence. Why then should we believe that the Green Party really cares about women and the unborn?
If the Greens are really serious about reducing child poverty and helping families, they need to recognise that depriving a child of its inalienable right to life, is the ultimate poverty. Protection of children commences in the womb. Right to Life calls upon the Greens to reject their anti-life campaign to decriminalise abortion and instead to become the champions of women and the protectors of our precious unborn.
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