Amnesty International Supports Men’s rights to buy and sell sex

Media Release 16th March 2015

Right to Life is disappointed that Amnesty International, according to an internal leaked document from that organisation (originally in January 2014), supports the right of women and men to engage in prostitution and pornography. This document states that criminalizing a prostitute’s client is an attack against both privacy and an individual’s free choice. This document also states that the access to prostituted women is a fundamental human right. This is an internal policy document to define the global strategy of the organization on the issue of prostitution and pornography. Should this policy be adopted by Amnesty International it would mean that under the guise of protecting human rights it would actually be actively lobbying worldwide against the human rights of women, by seeking the decriminalisation of prostitution.  The leaking of the document caused outrage amongst many of Amnesty’s supporters and was met with hostility from many women’s groups. [Read more…]

Right to Life welcomes the establishment of Not Dead Yet Aotearoa- A Voice for the Disability Sector

notdeadyet1 Right to Life believes that the voices of disabled people, their families and Disabled Person’s Organisations need to be at the forefront of a national debate on killing the disabled, which is what is proposed in the Labour Party’s euthanasia bill, End of Life Choice bill, currently out of the ballot, being promoted under the guise of compassion and the right to choose.This bill, if passed, would empower the strong to kill the weak.

This contentious bill is promoted under the guise of compassion to alleviate the intolerable suffering of  patients in a terminal condition, its real purpose is to encourage the disabled to believe that they are a burden to themselves, their family, friends and the state. This discrimination does not just happen at moments of crisis or imminent death, they are the underlying reason why society is so inaccessible to disabled people and excludes and isolates them.These negative attitudes are faced by the disabled all the time. It is easy for them to believe that their life has no value and that they would be better off dead.

Every disabled person is a child of God and is a unique and unrepeatable miracle of God’s loving creation.

Discrimination against the disabled is entrenched in our law and it starts in the womb. We have pre- natal screening for Down syndrome and other disabilities. If screening reveals a child with Down syndrome, Spina Bifida or another disability, the mother is encouraged to consider having the child killed before birth.The Crimes Act provides for the killing up to 20 weeks gestation of children in the womb if they have a serious disability.Down Syndrome is a mild to moderate disability but that does not stop these children being murdered

The promotion of legislation to allow a doctor to kill a disabled person who is unhappy with their quality of life is a natural progression from killing the disabled in the womb. The widespread practice of abortion leads to euthanasia. If it is acceptable to kill one category of people then it is logically acceptable to kill others, specifically the ill, the handicapped and the old, for human life is no longer sacred. A chilling example of this kind of development can be seen in the Nazi T4 euthanasia program in Germany.

The Disability Convention requires governments to reaffirm that every human being has the inherent right to life. Governments shall take all necessary measures to ensure disabled people effectively enjoy this right on an equal basis with others.

Right to Life requests that the Labour Party rejects the contentious End of Life Choice bill which is a serious threat to the lives of the disabled in our community .We also request that It should then reconfirm its commitment to implement the provisions of the Convention and work towards our community accepting the value of the lives of our disabled who enrich our society with their contribution to our nation.

Ken Orr

Spokesperson,

Euthanasia at the Water Cooler

This YouTube Video below is by Norman Kunc and features a conversation which explores the complexities of legalising euthanasia. It was first published on 7th March 2013. Click on picture to activate link to video.

Right to Life believes that the disabled are at particular risk from any such proposal.  The video provides an in depth illustration of why this is so.

Norman Kunc and Emma Van der Klift run the Broadreach Centre in Vancouver BC. , an organisation which trains, mediates and counsels on disability issues. Together Kunc and Van der Klift,  have spent more than 30 years working to ensure that people with disabilities are able to take their rightful place in schools, workplaces, and communities.  They believe that the most significant barriers confronting people with disabilities are the dominant narratives about disability that exist in society and in the “helping professions.” Specifically, they believe that there is a pervasive “narrative of correction” throughout the fields of special education, rehabilitation and behavioral support that inadvertently implants an identity of inadequacy in the people being supported.

Why is the NZ government silent about the violation of human rights of China’s one child family policy?

 

John Key meets Chinese Premiere Xi Jinping

Right to Life is disappointed that the New Zealand government has no policy on China’s appalling and oppressive one child family policy. Our government’s silence is shameful and inexcusable and makes us complicit in the crimes against humanity perpetrated by the Chinese government against its own people. The information that “the New Zealand government does not have a position on China’s One Child policy” was provided to Right to Life by the Chief of Staff, of the Prime Minister’s Office, Wayne Eagleson on 13 February 2015, in response to an Official Information Act request.

Right to Life commends the government for speaking up about human rights abuses in other countries. The Prime Minister stated in Parliament on 11 February in response to a question concerning Saudi Arabia that, ”our embassy staff in the region continue to indicate that we are opposed and outraged by human rights abuses.”

Why then, the deafening silence from government on China’s one child family policy involving forced abortion and infanticide? Surely these too are crimes against humanity and yet John Key remains silent.

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Misleading Article on Euthanasia Survey -TV3

Right to Life challenges TV 3 regarding its article concerning Euthanasia,  posted on its website on Friday 20th January. The article is in our opinion not only biased in favour of euthanasia but it contains factually incorrect statements.  The media have both the duty and responsibility to provide factually correct and unbiased  information to the community which it serves.  That TV3 appears to be actively promoting a change to our laws which would permit doctors to kill their patients is of great concern. It is  TV3’s duty to contribute to an informed debate on this threat to life and to be accurate in their news articles.

The TV 3 online article leads off with the following statement…

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Euthanasia Group Supports Lethal Dose for Disabled and those with Alzheimers and Dementia

Right to Life warns the community that the real agenda of the euthanasia movement that seeks to have the law changed to allow a doctor to kill his patient or assist in his suicide, is not to deal with unbearable pain but to advocate for a far broader application by  which anyone who expresses the desire to die has the legal mechanisms in place to enable their doctor to kill them.

We believe that ultimately the VES consider there are lives not worthy of living.

The Voluntary Euthanasia Society [VES] has campaigned under the mantle of compassion for the right of doctors to administer a lethal dose to those patients in a terminal condition, suffering intolerable pain. Now though, the VES has revealed in a recent survey of 200 Waikato doctors, its support for changing the law so that those with Dementia and Alzheimers conditions may be killed by their doctor –euphemistically now re branded as, Physician Assisted Dying or PAD.

 

The third question in the survey, asked doctors if they would support PAD in the following scenario, provided the patient had given approval while still competent: “If I develop severe dementia resulting from Alzheimer’s disease, or degenerative brain disease due to arterial disease or other agency, where my mental competence has deteriorated to the extent that I am no longer able to recognise close relatives or friends, and am totally dependent on others for basic physical needs e.g. eating food and drinking fluids, spoon feeding, toileting for incontinence, dressing, I would request that I be given medical assistance to die.”

We do not forfeit our inalienable right to life because we have dementia or Alzheimers. We are still human beings made in the image and likeness of our Creator.

To legislate to allow doctors to kill their patients would change the whole ethos of the care of the elderly in retirement homes. To kill the patient in care would become a treatment option.

Today there are thousands of our precious elderly who are receiving loving, compassionate care from  dedicated nurses and caregivers in our nation’s retirement homes. It is unthinkable that  many of these elderly who have spent their lives caring for a family, should in their last days be considered a burden on society and qualify for a lethal injection from a doctor.

It is frightening to think, that the Voluntary Euthanasia Society consider a lethal injection for the dependent elderly,  as the “final solution” for an increasing aging society. We are in grave danger of following in the bloody footsteps of Nazi Germany.

The Nazi’s euphemistically called the extermination of the Jews at concentration camps during world war II, the final solution.This was the culmination of the infamous Nazi T4 euthanasia programme that resulted in the murder of 350,000 Germans and finally resulted in the murder of 6 million Jews. Today the VES, an advocate for a culture of death hide their intentions  to kill the vulnerable patient with a lethal injection that sends the soul into eternity within two minutes, behind the alluring lie,” medical assistance in dying.”

Right to Life asks when is the media going to expose the real dangers of the euthanasia movement . When will the public be alerted to the real threat that Euthanasia poses to the lives of the most vulnerable in our community; the disabled, the aged and the seriously ill?

Ken Orr

Spokesperson,

Right to Life

Fraudulent Euthanasia Petition Launched by Pro- Killing Group

The Voluntary Euthanasia Society [VES], which supports a law change to allow doctors to kill their patients or assist in their suicide, has launched a petition to Parliament. Right to Life is opposed to this fraudulent petition and encourages citizens not to sign the petition.

The wording of the petition is fraudulent and is intended to deceive and entice citizens into supporting it.

The petition reads: “The undersigned respectfully request that the New Zealand House of Representatives investigate fully the public attitudes towards the introduction of legislation which would permit medically assisted dying in the event of a terminal illness or an irreversible condition which makes life unbearable.”

The VES is seeking to disguise the murder and killing of patients under the guise of “medically assisted dying”. We already have medically assisted dying,  with compassionate and quality palliative care,  provided  by dedicated staff at Hospitals and Hospices throughout New Zealand. Pain control is achieved without resorting to killing  the patient.

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Open Letter to Dr Robert Jonquiere, Dutch Euthanasia Advocate, Supporting NZ Law Change to Allow Doctors to Kill their Patients

Rob-JonquiereDr Rob Jonquiere, the ‘principal architect’ in procuring Doctor Assisted Killing in the Netherlands, has commented on our website in relation to a recent media release made by Right to Life, which challenges his advocacy of euthanasia in New Zealand.

Here is Dr Jonquiere’s comment;

It is a pity Right to Life and its spokesperson Ken Orr did not have the decency to address their concern directly at me, telling me that “I am not welcome in New Zealand”.
That Right to Life has an opposing view from mine when it concerns end-of-life decisions is their good right. I do not know why they do not accept that I have a same right to my view.
Why then – instead of an open discussion – limit your opposition to publications in friendly papers and media; publications by the way that are full of details of myself, my deeds and of the Dutch practice and law,that are not only completely unsubstantiated but even in many cases biased by your own ideas.
Instead of suggesting me not to come, you would show your Christian face meeting with me, openly and respectfully, trying to clarify our differences; trying to get the facts right and finding out where our ideas are alike – and I think we have more in common than you expect – or how we can together address the concerns I have as well as you. Only I believe my concerns can be seen to in a decent law, such as the current Bill in New Zealand and as proven in the Netherlands.
I will be coming to New Zealand anyway – welcome by you or not – and invite you to accept my invitation for a meeting.
Amsterdam, NL
Rob Jonquière,
WF Communications Director

Here is the Right to Life reply to Dr Jonquiere,

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The Hon Peter Dunne Opposes Death Penalty for Drug Dealers but Supports Death Penalty for Unborn

Right to Life Applauds the Hon Peter Dunne for opposing the death penalty for two Australian drug dealers in Indonesia. He states, “ There is an understandable sense of revulsion developing about that probability, leading to a renewed focus in this part of the world at least about the barbarity of the death penalty. We should be prepared to speak out against the death penalty, as and when it is applied, on the principle that no state has the right to deprive its citizens of life.” 

Right to Life totally agrees with Peter Dunne, that no state has the right to deprive its citizens of life and that the death penalty is barbaric. This principle is enshrined, in the New Zealand Bill of Rights, Article 8, Right not to be Deprived of Life. New Zealand abolished the death penalty in 1961. One of the reasons for its repeal was the fear of executing an innocent person. Yet what person could be more innocent than a defenseless unborn child.

Why is Peter Dunne inconsistent in his opposition to the death penalty? He opposes the death penalty for convicted drug dealers on one hand, yet he supports the death penalty for innocent and defenseless unborn children, who are not guilty of any crime, on the other.

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John Key Opposes Human Rights Abuses in Iraq

Media Release Tuesday 10th February 2015

Right to Life commends the Prime Minister John Key for his stand on the horrific human rights abuses perpetrated by the terrorist group Isis. At Waitangi last week,  he said:

“when people are being beheaded by kids, burned by kids and thrown off buildings. Well sorry. Give me a break. New Zealand is not going to look the other way.”

That innocent men, women and children in Iraq should be deprived of their lives by barbaric, beheadings is appalling. These are satanic inspired crimes against humanity that cry out to God for vengeance.

But wait, are we to not guilty of human rights abuses in our own country. Every day in our public hospitals, our own children in the womb are cruelly dismembered and beheaded not by terrorists from ISIS but by abortionists, who are appointed and paid by the state. These too are crimes against humanity. [Read more…]