Media Release 29 April 2016
The United Nations [UN] has dedicated 29th April as the day of remembrance for all victims of chemical warfare. The Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), formally established the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in 1997. 189 nations representing 98% of the worlds population have now joined and the United Nations General Assembly adopted a relationship agreement with this organisation in 2001. The New Zealand government is a signatory to the 1997 Convention and is committed to its implementation. The commendable goal of OPCW is to rid the world of all chemical weapons. We should mourn for our own innocent and defenceless victims of chemical warfare in New Zealand.
Right to Life must however point out that It is totally inconsistent for the government to denounce chemical warfare as a crime against humanity while at the same time giving approval for the use of chemical weapons in New Zealand in a bloody civil war against our own children. The Abortion Supervisory Committee reported to Parliament in 2015 revealed that 1627 pre-born children were killed in their mother’s womb in 2014, with the lethal chemical Mifegyne RU 486. This chemical was approved for the killing of children by the Labour, government Minister of Health Annette King, in August 2001. The Minister in her media release on 30 August 2001 stated that,
“Mifegyne RU486 meets the international standards of safety and effectiveness required for medicines”. [Read more…]