The Abortion Law Reform Association issued a media release following its recent AGM. Dr Gill Greer, a former Director General of the International Planned Parenthood Federation [IPPF] claimed that it was necessary to put family planning back on the world’s agenda which could reduce maternal and child mortality by 70 per cent, saving the lives of hundreds of thousands of women and children.
Women in developing countries die in childbirth not because they do not have access to contraceptives and “safe abortion”, but mostly because they do not have access to proper health care during pregnancy. Every day 1,000 girls and women die in pregnancy or childbirth. The underlying cause is poverty. In the last 30 years the developed nations led by the United States and encouraged by the IPPF have spent $100 billion on population control. This money should have been spent on providing proper health services for women and their babies, immunizations against disease, clean water and proper child nutrition programmes.
The IPPF and its affiliate the Family Planning Association promote a culture of death. This destructive culture comprises contraception, sterilisation and abortion. All three are intrinsically evil, they destroy individuals, families and societies. Europe has a birth rate of less than 2.1 per couple, which is below replacement level. Europe is now firmly in the destructive grip of this culture of death that is contributing to a devastating demographic decline.
Planned Parenthood claims to support a woman’ right to choose. This is untrue; IPPF and by implication the New Zealand Family Planning Association, support China’s One-Child policy. The China Family Planning Association has been a full member of the IPPF since 1983. IPPF’s website states that “the China Family Planning Association plays a very important role in China’s family planning,” and that it “. . . supports the present family planning policy of the government, which is appropriate for the present national situation.” That policy, of course, is the ‘One-Child policy’, which states that women who conceive after already giving birth once, must abort their subsequent children, and those women who resist will be forced to comply. Additionally women who have forced abortions are sterilized against their will. These women have been attacked, fined, and stripped of everything they have as punishment for not adhering to the policy. Quite simply, the women who already have one child have no choice. Yet it is one of IPPF’s founding principles that woman must have choice? Why does the IPPF and the NZFPA support forced abortion? Surely this is a violation of human rights?
Dr Healey supports a woman’s right to choose to kill her child, but objects to doctors having a right to choose not to be involved in the killing of the child
Dr Healey the President of ALRANZ expressed concern at the expansion of so-called “conscientious objection” upheld by the High Court for doctors who were opposed on moral grounds for referring women seeking an abortion. Dr Healey supports a woman’s right to choose to kill her child, but objects to doctors having a right to choose not to be involved in the killing of the child. The opposition of ALRANZ is a threat to the right and duty of doctors to protect mothers and their unborn child. We should remember what happened in Nazi Germany when doctors were required to subvert their conscience and follow orders. ALRANZ is a threat to the welfare of women and the lives of their unborn children.