Media Release Friday Sep 8th 2017
Jacinda Ardern is publicly committed to the decriminalization of abortion. She continues to claim that it makes criminals out of women. This is a very serious accusation. She also claims that abortion is not a crime and should be taken out of the Crimes Act. This is a very important social policy that will have catastrophic consequences for the protection in the womb of future generations yet conceived.
Abortion has been in the Crimes Act since 1856. It was the intention of Parliament since the founding of this nation to provide effective legal protection for the right to life of the unborn child. The Royal Commission on Contraception Sterilisation and Abortion appointed by a Labour government in 1975 recognized the unborn child as the weakest and most defenceless member of the human family, it recommended in its report to Parliament in 1977, that the unborn child continue to be given effective legal protection provided by the Crimes Act..
Jacinda Ardern, owes it to the community and especially the women of New Zealand to answer these questions.
- Do you believe that killing a defenceless child in the womb is not a crime and is a health service?
- Why do you consider yourself qualified to override the findings of a Royal Commission that considered submissions from experts in New Zealand and from overseas that all agreed that human life began at conception and that from implantation the life of the child deserved and needed protection provided by the Crimes Act?
- Why are you continuing to impose guilt on women seeking an abortion by saying that the law makes criminals of them?
- Abortion is in the Crimes Act 1961 under Part viii, Crimes Against the person, because the legislation recognises the unborn child as a human being with human rights. Why then do you wish to take abortion out of the Crimes Act and treat its killing as a health service?
- Jacinda Ardern: Do you recognize the unborn child as a human being endowed with human rights?
Right to Life