Media Release 11th August 2016
Right to Life believes that the Green Party are planning changes to legislation, in the form of a Private Members Bill, which would outlaw the presence of citizens who gather in peaceful vigils outside abortion facilities. Green Party MPs Jan Logie and Catherine Delahunty attended and addressed a protest meeting in Thames on the 4th August opposing the presence of people peacefully praying outside the Thames Hospital and offering assistance and support to women entering the Hospital for an abortion. In 2015 there were 180 children killed before birth at the Thames Hospital.
The Green Party represents a great threat to New Zealand unborn children. It has an agenda and policies which pursue the decriminalisation of abortion and to remove all legal protection for the right to life of our nation’s precious and vulnerable unborn children. If we want to see the true hidden anti-life agenda of the Greens, we need look no further than across the Tasman at the aggressive anti -life performance of the Green Party in Australia. Right to Life believes that should they gain a share in political power with the Labour Party as part of a future government here, we will see a determined anti-life push to decriminalise the killing of the unborn and restrictions on the right to public assembly and peaceful protest outside abortion mills.
The price for freedom is constant vigilance. We must demand legal protection for the right to life of our children in the womb and protection of our right to free speech and assembly; rights guaranteed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.