Right to Life Media Release: 12th May 2013
It is disappointing that Young Labour, the youth wing of the Labour Party has declared at its 2013 annual conference that they would make it a priority to decriminalise the killing of unborn children.
Right to Life is opposed to this violent assault on vulnerable women and their defenceless unborn. Should the decriminalisation of abortion be adopted by the Labour Party as policy for the 2014 general election, it will be vigorously opposed by the pro-life movement in New Zealand. It should result in a resounding electoral defeat of the Labour Party.
The determination of Young Labour to seek the support of the Parliamentary Labour caucus is a threat to the human rights of all. If today they attack the unborn, tomorrow they may well deny the human rights of other vulnerable people in society, the aged the invalided and the elderly.
If Young Labour is really concerned about the welfare of women they would be seeking to have the current legislation upheld. Instead of promoting a culture of death, why does Young Labour not make it a priority to promote a culture of life by promoting adoption as an alternative to abortion and promoting practical help and assistance to women who are being coerced into abortion?
Shame on Young Labour, for they are promoting a selfish society that offers death and violence to women who are distressed with an unplanned pregnancy. Shame on them for campaigning to deny the human rights of the most vulnerable and the most defenceless members of our human family, our precious unborn. Shame on them for advocating for promiscuity with the killing of the inconvenient unborn as being acceptable when contraceptives fail. They should be aware that each child is a unique and unrepeatable miracle of God’s loving creation. Why is Young Labour ignoring the fact that the vast majority of women do not want their child to be killed; they desperately want compassion and practical help. They won’t help women by killing their children.
Young Labour claim that the killing of unborn children is a health issue and not a crimes issue. The killing of innocent and defenceless unborn children is not a health service. It has never been a health service and it never will be a health service. Ninety eight per cent of abortions in New Zealand are authorised for socio-economic reasons masquerading as psychiatric. We don’t improve women’s health and wellbeing by killing their children. On the contrary, abortion damages a women’s health, physically, emotionally and mentally. How can a woman ever forget the child in her womb?
Abortion is violence against women, it is unspeakable violence. This is what abortion really is; a doctor forcing his way into a woman’s womb for the purpose of dismembering her defenceless unborn child.
The killing of the unborn in New Zealand is a crime against humanity. The Crimes Act recognises that the unborn child has a right to life. Section 183 provides that any person found guilty of procuring the miscarriage of a child in the womb may on conviction be imprisoned for a term of up to 14 years. This is a crime against women and their unborn.
This is a human rights issue, Human life begins at conception. At that moment the newly conceived human being is endowed by its Creator with human rights. The decriminalisation of abortion sought by Young Labour would deny the human rights of the unborn, the foundation right being an inalienable right to life. It would then no longer be a crime to kill an unborn child. Children in the womb could be killed right up to birth for any reason and for no reason.
There are 200 million missing girls in the world due to sex selection abortions. Sex selection abortions are unlawful in New Zealand. The decriminalisation of abortion would allow the killing of female babies because they are the wrong sex. Is this really what Young Labour wants? Why does Young Labour deny the humanity of the child in the womb and why would they wish to deny them their human rights?
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