The loss of 500,000 Unborn New Zealand Children between 1978 and 2016. The Result: A Loss to the Economy of $19,750,000,000
It is fitting that as we commence a new year that we should pause and reflect again with grief and remorse on the 500,000 innocent and defenceless children who have been killed in their mother’s wombs, since the passing of the Contraception Sterilisation and Abortion Act in 1977. The killing of these children is a violation of human rights and a crime against humanity. Their names are unknown and no grave stone marks their resting place. They were deemed to be unwanted and by some a threat to our community. Their discarded and broken human remains have been treated as “medical waste” to be incinerated. Their final resting place the local landfill. Shame on us! – for we are all guilty as our silence convicts us.
Each child is a unique and unrepeatable miracle of God’s loving creation, each endowed at conception with human rights, the foundation right being an inalienable right to life. As a nation, we should weep for our children who came seeking only to love and to be loved. They came endowed with talents to enrich our nation. It is fitting that we should grieve for our beloved dead, brothers and sisters who were murdered in their mother’s wombs. It is important that we remember those who were not allowed to be born. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Their demise should fill us with grief. We should recognise them as members of our human family and God’s precious infants, children who were lovingly knitted together by their Creator in their mother’s womb.
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