Media Release Tuesday 19th September 2017
We celebrate today the victory in 1893 of Kate Sheppard and the feminist movement for New Zealand being the first democracy to grant to women the right to vote. It should be remembered that the feminist movement was also at the forefront in the defence of the natural family of exclusively one woman and one man. They recognised that the natural family was the foundation stone of a stable and healthy society. They were opposed to violence against women and children. They did not support a so called “woman’s right to choose,” to kill her child in the womb.
We are indebted to Kate Sheppard for her defence of life and family. We must never forget the importance of authentic feminism in the defence of life and family which is under increasing attack from the anti-feminist movement which seeks to destroy the family and its weakest and most defenceless member, the unborn child. Today the most dangerous place for a New Zealander is in its mother’s womb.
Right to Life urges Jacinda Ardern, the leader of the Labour party;