Media Release 12th August 2017
Right to Life considers that the election of Jacinda Ardern as our Prime Minister would constitute a threat to the natural family of exclusively one woman and one man.
A government orientated toward public welfare and responsible parents, owe it to the next generation to prepare them for natural marriage exclusively between one woman and one man as a family. The electorate has a right and a duty to ensure that they elect only those who are going to defend and promote the natural family and be role models for our children and grandchildren. It is therefore disappointing that Jacinda Ardern is openly cohabitating with a man who is not her husband. Is this the example that we want for our children and grandchildren?
The natural family of exclusively one man and one woman is the foundation of a strong and healthy society. Where the natural family goes, so does society. It is imperative that those who wish to have our permission to govern us recognize that the state is at the service of the natural family. At this moment in history the natural family of exclusively one man and one woman is the object of numerous forces seeking to destroy it. The future of our nation and the well-being of society are intimately tied to the good of the family.
Jacinda Ardern the leader of the Labour party is inviting the electorate to elect her to govern our nation. Those who govern do so with the permission of the governed. Right to Life wrote to Ms Ardern in March this year and asked her:
“We are concerned that our current birth rate is 1.9 and below replacement level. Do you believe that the natural family of exclusively one woman and one man, the pro-creators of the next generation, is the foundation of a healthy and continuing society and deserves the protection and encouragement of the state?”
We have a crisis in New Zealand with 50 per cent of our children being born out of wedlock resulting in unacceptable child poverty. Our birth-rate is now 1.85 and the required rate to replace the population is 2.1. Why is Jacinda Ardern in denial of this crisis?
Right to Life is disappointed that Jacinda Ardern refused to answer this important question. Family First in 2016, commissioned research into child poverty in New Zealand. The research concluded that the major cause of child poverty was the absence of marriage resulting in 51 per cent of children in poverty living in a single-parent family. Jacinda Ardern scoffingly dismissed the research and stated that marriage is not the solution, she believes that the traditional family is just one of the many forms of possible families, which include, same sex and solo parent families. Right to Life recognises that while there are many solo parent families in New Zealand who are heroically doing their very best to bring up their children, it is within the traditional family that by far the best social outcomes are achieved. Ms Ardern believes that a “marriage” between two men or two women is equal to a natural family. It is not. It is the natural family that produces the next generation and is the guarantor of the continuance of a stable society. New Zealand desperately needs a Prime Minister who recognizes the natural family as the foundation of a healthy society and is prepared to defend and promote it.
Right to Life.