The decision was made on 24 November 2008. The decision followed a written complaint against the video by Right to Life New Zealand made on 26 June 2008 and byThe Society for the Protection of Community Standards.
“LifeMatters Volume One” is a new global DVD initiative from Choicez Media that seeks to empower young women with the skills, information and self-belief to negotiate an unplanned pregnancy with more options than abortion alone.
It is about young women being given the full picture about their options and empowered with the courage to build a magnificent life beyond the narrow belief that unplanned pregnancy is the end of their plans and hopes in life thus far.
A new study conducted by the Otago University reveals that women having an abortion have a 30% risk of developing mental ill health, higher than other women who chose life for their baby. The study was reported in the British Journal of Psychiatry. Abortions increased the risk of severe depression, anxiety and substance abuse by one third. The study concluded that childbirth and miscarriages do not adversely affect women’s mental health.The authors, Professor David Fergusson and two other doctors concluded that anywhere from 1.5 to 5.5 percent of all mental health disorders seen in New Zealand result from women having abortions.
In November 2008 Right to Life made a submission to the Minister of Health the Hon Tony Ryall, requesting that consideration be given to instructing District Health Boards in New Zealand that provide abortions to require that women considering an abortion be offered the opportunity to view an ultrasound scan of their baby.
It is the normal procedure in New Zealand that women considering an abortion undergo an ultrasound scan prior to signing a consent form for an abortion. Our Society has recently written to the 13 District Health Boards in New Zealand that provide abortions, seeking information on the protocol followed with ultrasound scans taken for women considering an abortion. The following District Health Boards [DHB’s], Otago, Hawkes Bay and Taranaki advised that women having an ultrasound scan were offered the opportunity to view the scan. But…
The tragic and callous murder of little Nia Glassie has touched the heart of our nation which is deeply moved with grief and mourning.. How could this tragic abuse of a beautiful and defenceless three year old happen? We protest that it must never ever happen again but it will.
New Zealand shamefully has one of the highest rates of child abuse in the world. These statistics are but the tip of the iceberg, for violence against children begins in the womb. Abortion entails violence against a defenceless and innocent child a member of the human family. How can we protest at the violence perpetrated on Nia Glassie yet accept violence against unborn children?
The election of Senator Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States is a victory for a culture of death. He is the most pro- abortion President in the history of the United States. His voting record in the United States Senate was shamefully totally pro=abortion and anti-life. He even voted in the Illinois Senate against a Bill that would have given protection to the life of a child born alive following an abortion.
Right to Life’s Quarterly magazine “Footprints” has just been released.
The current edition features articles on the Crown’s appeal of the High Court Judgement; RTL’s TVNZ advertisement campaign; the lack of counselling received by Canterbury woman prior to having abortions; and the government’s imposition of secrecy on the identity of members of the Abortion Advisory Committee.
This year’s general election marks a crisis in our nation’s history. Under a Labour led government our nation has endured for the previous nine years, unprecedented social engineering that has damaged the moral fibre of our society. The community is warned that the election of a Labour, Greens coalition government could unveil a further round of damaging social engineering. This could further threaten the lives of unborn children, the elderly and the place of marriage in our society.
We have sent a LIFE ISSUE questionnaire consisting of six questions asking 288 candidates from the 9 major parties to the coming general election.
The interim responses have been collated and are presented here. The response rate from the major parties was disappointing but not unexpected. We believe the results speak for themselves.
The leaders of some of the parties, National, Kiwi, Family, Greens and Progressive parties have provided their party Policy Statements and/or general comments on Pro-Life Issues. Their responses can be viewed by following the links below. Please note that Right to Life does hold the letter head and signatures for each of the documents presented below which were received as letters to us as hard copy.