Right to Life congratulates Andrew Little MP, on being elected as the new leader of the Labour Party. This is a very important election as Andrew Little is now a Prime Minister in waiting His election follows a line of distinguished Labour leaders who have served the Party and our nation with great distinction. Labour was first elected in 1935 under the leadership of Michael Joseph Savage. The first Labour government governed for 14 years until 1949.The Labour government sought justice for workers and for families. It introduced the welfare state with the 40 hour working week, compulsory unionism, the benefit for unmarried pregnant women and many other enlightened legislative moves that promoted a just society.
Right to Life is hopeful that Andrew Little, who has had a distinguished career in the Trade Union movement as the National Secretary of the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union, will now lead the Party back to the noble objectives of the Labour Party when it was founded in Blackball in 1916, which respected the right to life of every human being from conception to natural death.
Right to Life applauds the Labour Party’s policy to “provide leadership to eliminate violence against women and children from the Prime Minister down.” Right to Life is however, concerned that the Labour Party now has a policy to seek the decriminalisation of abortion which will increase violence against women. This is a policy that will accelerate the war against women and their unborn children.
Right to Life is very concerned and disappointed that Andrew Little supports this policy.
Right to Life applauds the policy of the Labour Party for children; it is “committed to giving every child the best start.”
The Party is commendably committed to ending child poverty and child abuse.
Right to Life requests that the new leader recognises that the greatest poverty for a child is to be denied the right to life while still in the womb. To our shame, New Zealand has one of the highest rates of child abuse in the OECD. Child abuse commences in the womb, the violent dismembering of a child in the sanctuary of its mother’s womb which is the ultimate in child abuse, why are we so blind that we don’t recognise this, as a nation we are in denial!
Michael Joseph Savage, our first Labour Prime Minister, said that the policies of the Party were “applied Christianity.” He and future Labour Prime Ministers Norman Kirk and David Lange were totally opposed to violence against women and the killing of unborn children. The election of Andrew Little as leader, is a decisive moment in New Zealand’s history.
Right to Life commends the Labour Party for its concern about elder abuse in New Zealand. An examination of the law and the research evidence overseas warns of the potential for even greater levels of elder abuse if euthanasia were to be decriminalised in NZ. Right to Life is concerned that the Labour caucus supports euthanasia which allows for doctors to kill their patients or assist in their suicide.
New Zealand needs statesmen not politicians. Politicians are concerned about the next election. Statesmen are concerned about the next generation. It is hoped that for the women of New Zealand and for children yet to be conceived, Andrew Little will adopt the mantle of statesman and courageously be the champion of women, our precious unborn children and our vulnerable elderly. If he does this, he will have the full support of our community!
Right to Life.