Media Release Thursday 2nd Nov 2017
Child poverty begins in the womb and the absence of marriage and the abandonment of women is the major cause of child poverty.
Right to Life commends our new Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, for making the elimination of child poverty a top priority for her government. The Prime Minister has appointed herself as the Minister for Child Poverty Reduction. We wish her well but question her qualifications for undertaking this important task given she is unmarried, has no children and is only 37 years of age. Right to Life asks why does she continue to deny that the major cause of child poverty in New Zealand is the breakdown of the traditional family as the societal norm, lack of marriage and the abandonment of women. The evidence for this is overwhelming, but there appears a refusal to accept this. Society has always known that the best prevention for child poverty was for children to be raised by their biological mother and father within a committed marriage of exclusively one man and one woman.
At the 2013 census it was found that there were 201,804 one parent families, raising 212,000 children. Many of these solo mothers have been abandoned by their husband or the father of their children. It is believed that many of these mothers long for the security of having a husband and a father for their children. It is disappointing that Ms Ardern does not support the traditional family and marriage and expresses no empathy with these solo mothers who are heroic and sacrificial. [Read more…]