Are Human Embryo’s Just Another Commodity?


Professor Gareth Jones BSc [Hon] MBBs [Lond] DSC (W. Aust) Emeritus Professor from the University of Otago’s anatomy and bio-ethics department, writing in the New Zealand Medical Journal, claims that it is unethical and inconsistent for a society that accepts IVF to prohibit human embryo research on surplus human embryos. Right to Life strongly opposes the proposal of Professor Gareth Jones on the grounds that it is unethical and immoral.

The HART Storage Amendment Act requires that from 22 November 2014, any human embryos that have been stored for ten years are required to be destroyed and discarded, unless they have been granted an extension by ACART. There are believed to be 10,000 embryos affected that are currently frozen in liquid nitrogen and stored in the six IVF clinics in New Zealand.

In 2008, the Advisory Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technology [ACART}recommended to the government that approval be given for the so called “spare “ embryos frozen and stored in IVF Clinics to be used for research. This research would entail the destruction of these embryonic human beings. The Minister of Health, the Hon Tony Ryall, to his great credit, supported by intense lobbying from Right to Life and other pro-life organisations, rejected the recommendation of ACART, stating that there is no consensus. [Read more...]

John Key Refuses to Answer Legitimate Questions


4 August 2014

Right Hon John Key,

Prime Minister,

Dear Mr Key

Thank you for your response of 30 July 2014, signed by A Watt, Executive Assistant, Correspondence Unit. This reply advises that as the issues of abortion and euthanasia fall within the portfolio responsibility of the Minister of Health, Hon Tony Ryall, our letters have been forwarded to that office for information.

Right to Life is disappointed that our Society’s letters (see below)  have been referred to the Minister of Health for a response. My Society does not seek the views of the Minister on important public statements made by the Prime Minister. [Read more...]

Why are the Churches Silent?

Babies are MURDERED down the street from your CHURCH. | Abolish Human Abortion | | Church Repent | Release  31st July 2014     

In the nineteenth century most of the Churches were silent about slavery. In the twenty-first century most of the Churches are silent about abortion.

It can be said that every abortion facility in New Zealand is open with the permission of the local Churches. Why is it that the Churches in Tauranga are the exception? .

Every year in New Zealand more than fourteen thousand children are murdered in their mother’s wombs. Since the Contraception Sterilisation and Abortion Act was passed in 1977 (Legislation which was supposed  to provide legal protection for the right to life of unborn children), more that 436,000 innocent children have been murdered in abortions. The response from the majority of Churches has been a deafening silence. Why are the Churches accepting the murder of God’s precious infants as part of our culture?  Only the Catholic Church has spoken out in defence of the innocent. Since the first century, the Church has taught that the killing of the unborn is an intrinsic evil.  Why since the 1970’s has it been silent?

Churches have a duty to defend life in the public square and to constantly remind society – the community, the media and politicians- that we have a duty to protect human life from conception to natural death.

It is the duty of the Churches to preach the Gospel, a Gospel of life and love.

Every child is a unique and unrepeatable miracle of God’s creation. At the moment of conception every child is endowed by its Creator with inalienable human rights, the foundation right being the right to life. Human life must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception. God alone is the Lord of life from its beginning until its end:. No one one can under any circumstance, claim for himself the right directly to destroy the life an innocent human being. That this should be happening every day to dozens children in our country is the greatest of evils.

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Firing Health Professionals Who Refuse to Abort Babies Is Watershed Moment for Europe

By Roger Kiska of Alliance Defending Freedom. Reposted from the website

Dr. Bogdan Chazan, preeminent in his field and recognized throughout Poland for his medical expertise, was recently fined and fired from his position as director of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department at the Holy Family Hospital in Warsaw, Poland, for refusing to perform an abortion on a child diagnosed with potentially severe brain damage.

Chazan, also a professor at Warsaw University Medical School and a former national consultant in obstetrics and gynecology, is a devout Roman Catholic who believes that abortion is the intentional killing of an innocent human child. [Read more...]

PhD candidate aims to ‘normalize the experiences of abortion providers’

Embryotomy Scissors abortionthe following article by Pete Baklinski  is cross-posted from LifeSiteNews.

Abortion logic always creeps me out. An abortion ideologue ultimately believes it’s OK for women to have their pre-born children killed. They ultimately believe it’s OK for a strong dominant human being to kill a weak vulnerable one. Take what PhD candidate Jessica Shaw from the University of Calgary recently wrote about abortionists being targeted for “harassment and violence”:

However, women have had and will continue to have abortions regardless of their morality, regardless of their legality, regardless of what the foetus may or may not be, and regardless of whether they are offered in safe medical settings, or in clandestine conditions. The need for abortion is present for people in every social class, every region, and every belief system.

Shaw’s piece appeared last week in She’s doing her doctoral research on what she calls “understanding and normalizing the experiences of abortion providers in Canada.”

Let’s begin by flipping the tables and imagine if someone said this about stealing, lying, racism, or rape:

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Abortion Risks: A list of major physical complications related to abortion

This article is from the Elliot Institute’s  website

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Psychological Complications
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Physical Dangers Associated With Abortion

Approximately 10% of women undergoing induced abortion suffer from immediate complications, of which one-fifth (2%) were considered major.19 However the majority of complications take time to develop and will not be apparent for days, months or even years.

Negative psychological reactions to abortion are more common than physical complications.   These are described in a later section.

The major physical risks and complications of abortion are described below.  Citations to the medical literature regarding each danger or risk are included as end notes at the bottom of this page.

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The Greens – Are They Hypocrites?

Media Release 22nd July 2014

download (2)Meteria Turei the Green Party co-leader has announced that the Green’s key social platform will be to tackle child poverty and equality.  Not only is the policy badly flawed it is also totally hypocritical.  Extending 20 hours of free childhood education subsidy to cover two year olds is not a policy that New Zealand should go anywhere near. New Zealand does not want or need social policies that promote Marxist ideology to extend education to two year olds. Two year old children need to bond with their parents, not be further alienated from their families. This is simply a policy which will introduce further state sponsored control of our children and weaken the social cohesion found in the traditional family.

The Greens say they want to tackle child poverty and equality on one hand and yet on the other they wish to decriminalise the killing of younger children in their mothers wombs for any or no reason; effectively up to birth.  The hypocrites.

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Why is Praying outside an Abortion Facility Harassment?



Media Release 19th July 2014

The Abortion Supervisory Committee [ASC] has accused those who pray outside abortion facilities of harassment and has sought police protection. Right to Life responds, the allegations of harassment outside abortion facilities are a distraction from the real violence that is inflicted on women and their precious unborn inside the killing centres.

The ASC in its annual report to Parliament in 2012 and 2013 reported its concern at the alleged harassment of women seeking an abortion at abortion facilities. The Committee also alleged that doctors and staff were being harassed. The Committee stated in 2013 that “harassment of those seeking or providing abortion services remains a significant concern to the Committee, especially as disturbing reports of violence at overseas abortion clinics continue to surface.”The Committee claims to be working proactively with the Police.

In 2012 Right to Life lodged an Official Information Act request with the Committee asking for information on the alleged harassment. The Committee refused to provide any information. A complaint was then laid with the Ombudsman. A further complaint was made following the 2013 report. The Committee, in response to a request from the Ombudsman provided Right to Life with a list on 11 July, of the incidents of the alleged harassment, including;

1. “Small groups of people protesting silently with banners on a weekly basis [nationwide at facilities, reported to Committee on numerous occasions].”

2. “The handing out of objects such as rosaries, white crosses, rubber foetuses to women entering clinics, including women not entering[ nationwide, reported to Committee sporadically].”

3. “Articles, letters and copies of images sent to cert, consultants and clinics through the mail nationwide, [reported to Committee sporadically].” [Read more...]

Why is the Prime Minister Silent?

thisismybodyMedia Release 19th July 2014

Right to Life makes no apology for once more speaking up on behalf of women and their precious unborn. There have been more than 75,000 children murdered in their mother’s womb since the National government under the Right Hon John Key was elected in November 2009. This is the equivalent of nearly two classrooms of children each working day. This is an appalling injustice that is a burden on the conscience of the nation. New Zealand is engaged in a civil war against its own children. The denial of the right to life of our children is the human rights issue of our age.

The Green Party in June declared that the party was campaigning for the decriminalisation of abortion. In response the Prime Minister stated;

“I personally support the status quo. I have been in favour of the right for women to choose, but there is a formal medical process around that. I think the balance is about right and I think we should just leave it where it is.”

Right to Life wrote to the Prime Minister challenging this statement. We also asked  him what he would do if he was elected to govern for a further three years, to protect women from the  violence inflicted on them and their unborn by abortion. A dismissive response was received from the Office of the Prime Minister, signed by the Manager, Correspondence and Records,  it stated, “thank you for taking the time to write to the Prime Minister and share your views.”

Those who govern do so with the consent of the governed. It is totally unacceptable for the Prime Minister to refuse to answer the questions that relate to the plight of our unborn.

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Letter Requests Stance of NZ MP’s on Decriminalisation of Euthanasia

A letter similar to the following has been sent to all Labour, Green and NZ First MP’s

14 July 2014

(To MP’s)

Euthanasia – Conscience Issue

We are aware that it is the intention of Maryan Street to return her bill, “End of Life Choices” bill to the ballot following the general election.This contentious bill may or may not be drawn during the term of the next Parliament.

Euthanasia is about doctors killing or assisting in the suicide of their patients. Both are serious crimes, found in the Crimes Act 1961, Part V III, Crimes Against the Person, the former under section 160 Culpable homicide.  The latter under section 179.

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