ABORTION – 40 days prayer/fasting: 10 Oct – 18 Nov
THE BIG AIM: is to pray in 100 cities/towns in NZ
I have a map of NZ and a list of 100 cities/towns.
I believe God is looking for those who will stand in the gap in our 40 days prayer/fasting
More than two thirds of the women who had an abortion at Lyndhurst and Christchurch Women’s Hospitals in 2006/2007 did not receive counselling at the hospitals before having an abortion. [Read more…]
Steve Dunne of the Jeremiah Trust is committed to the cause of the unborn child in this country. His organisation has produced 18,000 copies of a poster entitled “The challenge of the 18,000”. He makes the following statement.
“For a land whose tourism board advertises itself as 100 pure, nothing could be further than the truth. New Zealand has blood on its self righteous hands from 18,000 unborn babies each year who are killed. Even if children survive the horror of abortion the culture of death continues to brood over the 30,000 CYF’s uplifts of children who are abused beaten and bruised by parents, care-givers and relatives.
Steve calls for an end to the oppression of abortion and child abuse and to this end he has produced this poster that calls for all Christians in this country to call out and to pray to God for and end to this horror.
The poster can be downloaded as a PDF document by clicking here.
Media Release 23rd August 2008
The Abortion Supervisory Committee is blatantly ignoring a High Court judgment that put the Committee on notice for failing to fulfil its statutory duties.
Justice Miller in the High Court in Wellington on 9 June stated that “there is reason to doubt the lawfulness of many abortions authorised by certifying consultants, we have abortion on request.”
Justice Miller confirmed that “the Committee does in fact have the power to hold certifying consultants accountable for the lawfulness of abortions they authorise and to question them why they are using mental health grounds to authorise 98% of abortions. [Read more…]
Focus on the Family New Zealand will be holding their first All for Life Conference in Nelson this October. Details are given below.
This conference will be held at the Tahuna Beach Function Centre, Nelson, from October 24–26th (Labour Weekend)
Focus on the Family believe that human life is created by God in His image. It is of inestimable worth and significance in all its dimensions, including the pre-born, the aged, those deemed unattractive, the physically or mentally challenged, and every other condition in which humanness is expressed from the single cell stage of development to natural death. Christians are therefore called to defend, protect, and value all human life. So we’d love you to join us for the inaugural All 4 Life Conference
15 August 2008
Right to Life New Zealand asks when is the Abortion Supervisory Committee going to fulfil it’s statutory duty to protect the health and welfare of women and to ensure that all abortions are lawful.
The Abortion Supervisory Committee is deliberately ignoring a High Court judgment that put the Committee on notice for failing to fulfil its statutory duties. Justice Miller in the High Court in his judgment on 9 June stated that; “there is reason to doubt the lawfulness of many abortions authorised by certifying consultants. Indeed, the Committee itself has stated that the law is being used more liberally than Parliament intended.” He also stated that “In my opinion, the statistics and the Committee’s comments over the years since the Court of Appeal made that observation do give rise to powerful misgivings about the lawfulness of many abortions. They tend to confirm Dr Christine Forster’s view that New Zealand essentially has abortion on request.” Dr Forster was the chairperson of the Abortion Supervisory Committee.
Crown counsel acting for the Abortion Supervisory Committee has advised that the Committee had lodged an appeal with the Court of Appeal.
This appeal is from the judgment of Justice Forrest Miller delivered on 9 June 2008 at the completion of a Judicial Review of the Abortion Supervisory Committee in the High Court in Wellington.
The judgment found that “there is reason to doubt the lawfulness of many abortions authorised by certifying consultants. Indeed the Committee itself has stated that the law is being used more liberally than Parliament intended” Justice Miller stated that ; “In my opinion , the statistics and the Committee’s comments over the years since the Court of Appeal made that observation do give rise to powerful misgivings about the lawfulness of many abortions. They tend to confirm Dr Forster’s view that New Zealand essentially has abortion on request.” The Court held that the Committee does in fact have the power to review and scrutinise the decisions of certifying consultants and to require them to keep records and question them on the use of the mental health ground to authorise 98% of the abortions in New Zealand.
The first duty of the state is to protect the right to life of every citizen from conception to natural death. The Royal Commission on Contraception Sterilisation and Abortion in its report to Parliament in 1977 stated; “The unborn child as one of the weakest, the most vulnerable, and most defenceless forms of humanity, should receive protection.” The Commission heard evidence from around the world and accepted that life begins at conception. The Commission said the right to life is a sacred principle of civilisation.” For this reason the Commission stated; “The child from implantation has a status which entitles it to preservation and protection.” In 1977 the government implemented the recommendations of the Royal Commission by passing the Contraception, Sterilisation and Abortion Act [CS &A Act] to regulate the performance of abortion. The Crimes Act was amended to excuse abortions in rare and clearly defined circumstances. It should be recognised that abortion is a serious crime. The Crimes Act, Section 182 Killing of Unborn Child, which was first enacted in 1893, states that it is an offence punishable by up to 14 years imprisonment to cause the death of an unborn child in a manner that would have been murder had the child been born.
Recent Radio New Zealand Podcasts on the Abortion Issue
- Insight Sunday 29 June: Abortion
- In the light of a High Court decision, Insight asks whether the country’s abortion law needs rewriting. (from Insight on Radio New Zealand Radio New Zealand National)
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- Date: (Sun, 29 Jun 2008 08:15:04 +1200
- Stay Away From Abortion Issue’ Marian Hobbs
- Kiwi Party’s Larry Baldock has done the opposite by challenging the lawfulness of many abortions.
- Date: (Thu, 12 Jun 2008 07:51:00 +1200
- Politicians Cautious on Abortion Committee Judgment
- Dr Gillian Gibson of the Royal Australian New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists comments.
- Date: (Wed, 11 Jun 2008 07:52:00 +1200
- Abortion Decision (Part 2)
- Right to Life, hails a Judge’s challenge to the Abortion Supervisory Committee interpreting of the law as a victory.
- Date: (Tue, 10 Jun 2008 08:09:00 +1200
- Judge’s Abortion Decision
- A High Court judge says the lawfulness of many abortions being carried out is doubtful.
- Date: (Tue, 10 Jun 2008 07:10:00 +1200