Media Release Saturday 27th Jan 2018
Right to Life predicted in 1977 with the passing of the abortion laws allowing for the killing of the unborn, that within 40 years there would be a movement to change the law to allow for the killing of the elderly, the disabled and the seriously ill. The community should take careful note of the way the abortion law in New Zealand has failed abysmally to provide protection for women and their precious unborn.
David Seymour claims that his End of Life Choice bill provides substantial safeguards to protect the vulnerable. The safeguards would include two doctors having to sign off that the person genuinely wished to end their life. Care would be taken to eliminate coercion and that there would be a Committee to ensure that the law was upheld. These proposed safeguards are a charade as there is and never will be a way to protect the vulnerable from being deprived of their lives by those who believe that they are not worthy of life.
The Contraception Sterilisation and Abortion Act was passed with the expectation that abortions would be rare, legal and safe. Doctors would be scrupulously held accountable for the abortions they authorised after giving full regard to the rights of the unborn child. The Act provides for the appointment of the Abortion Supervisory Committee [ASC] to oversee and supervise the performance of abortion in New Zealand. What then are the results of these safeguards? [Read more…]