Right to Life deplores the decision of the Auckland Students Association to disaffiliate a student’s group called Prolife Auckland. This is a serious violation of human rights. Our right to free speech is sacrosanct. It is what makes us truly human.
The graphic to the left shows the picture that was so offensive to the students. Right to Life asks what on earth is happening in our culture when a picture of an innocent and defenceless child in the womb is so offensive?
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states; Article 19,
“Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.”
Free speech is necessary for a democracy. It prevents government oppression and tyranny while permitting ideas to flow freely and uninhibited. It is important to keep free speech, from whatever source, unencumbered. The suppression of free speech could ultimately result in speech against the killing of the unborn being made unlawful and punished with a prison sentence.
The Human Rights Act 1990 section 14 protects freedom of speech, it reads; Freedom of expression
Everyone has the right to freedom of expression, including the freedom to seek, receive, and impart information and opinions of any kind in any form.
It is only those who feel threatened by the truth who resort to the suppression of free speech.
Right to Life asks why there is a deafening silence from the media? They who have the privilege of serving our community should be the champions of freedom of speech. [Read more…]