Right to Life is totally committed to helping to keep our communities safe by vigorously opposing the plans of Family Planning to convert its 30 clinics into killing centres for innocent and defenceless unborn children. The chief executive officer of Family Planning, Jackie Edmund stated in a recent media release that while it had withdrawn its application for a licence to perform abortions at its Hamilton clinic due to funding difficulties with the Waikato District Health Board, it now would now seek licences for other centres.
It plans to provide for the killing of unborn children in the first nine weeks of life by medical abortions using the lethal murder pill, RU 486. The drug acts by killing the tiny child by starvation.
Family Planning seeks to gain public funding through contracts with the local district health boards. Why should the taxpayer be required to fund the killing of unborn children? Our health boards should be protecting life and promoting health, not funding the killing of our children. Right to Life calls on every community to be alert to the plans of Family Planning and to earnestly lobby their district health boards to ensure that they do not enter into funding contracts with the Association.