In November 2008 Right to Life made a submission to the Minister of Health the Hon Tony Ryall, requesting that consideration be given to instructing District Health Boards in New Zealand that provide abortions to require that women considering an abortion be offered the opportunity to view an ultrasound scan of their baby.
It is the normal procedure in New Zealand that women considering an abortion undergo an ultrasound scan prior to signing a consent form for an abortion. Our Society has recently written to the 13 District Health Boards in New Zealand that provide abortions, seeking information on the protocol followed with ultrasound scans taken for women considering an abortion. The following District Health Boards [DHB’s], Otago, Hawkes Bay and Taranaki advised that women having an ultrasound scan were offered the opportunity to view the scan. But…
The election of Senator Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States is a victory for a culture of death. He is the most pro- abortion President in the history of the United States. His voting record in the United States Senate was shamefully totally pro=abortion and anti-life. He even voted in the Illinois Senate against a Bill that would have given protection to the life of a child born alive following an abortion.
Right to Life seeks to raise public awareness of the plight of our unborn children and their mothers. To assist in raising awareness Right to Life has launched a campaign of pro-life advertising on Television New Zealand. The advertising comprising 21 screenings, features three adverts which will be screened in prime time on TV 1 and TV 2 during the period 21 -31 October. The TV advertising cost $20,000, Right to Life is grateful to its members and supporters who generously funded the campaign.
Right to Life have produced a series of television adverts informing of the plight of pre-born children in this country. Over 18, 000 of our pre-born children were killed by abortion in 2007, with a similar number expected to be killed this year.
Right to Life have produced seven adverts in total and three of these will be run on TV 1 and 2 in prime screening times in the evenings over the next week.
A deputation, headed by Hugh Cunningham, asked the Taranaki Health Board to consider halting abortions at Taranaki Hospital. The statement was made in response to a challenge to the board in August by the Right to Life anti-abortion group.
This Association is now calling for the decriminalisation of abortion in New Zealand. They claim that the killing of an unborn child at any time up to birth is not a crime.
The passing of the infamous Abortion Law Reform Bill by the Victorian Legislative Assembly marks a day of shame in the history of human rights in the State of Victoria. The first duty of the State is to protect the right to life of all of its citizens. It has a special duty to protect the lives of the weak and defenceless in society. The State has an overwhelming interest and duty to protect the lives of its future citizens.
Re Judicial Review of Abortion Supervisory Committee.
The government has a duty to uphold the rule of law. In the event that the Court of Appeal upholds the judgment of the High Court should your Party be in government at that time it would be appreciated if you would give an assurance that your Party would use its influence to ensure that the Abortion Supervisory Committee complies with the requirements of the judgment of the High Court.
Right to Life is disappointed that the Ministry of Justice has refused a request made by the Society to the Abortion Supervisory Committee under the Official Information Act. The request was to provide the names and qualifications of persons appointed by the Committee to a new Abortion Standards Advisory Committee. The refusal represents a serious threat to our civil liberties. The public have a right in a free society to know who are appointed to government bodies and what their qualifications are.