Media Release 25th November 2015
Right to Life supports the United Nations Declaration for the elimination of violence against women made by the general assembly of the United Nations in 1993. The United Nations is applauded for its Universal Declaration of human rights and its many conventions upholding human rights. The UN has done much to eliminate violence against women. There is however much that is wrong in this powerful organisation.
The UN bureaucracy promotes its own ideology and ignores the wishes not only of the UN General Assembly but the Security Council as well.
Right to Life is disappointed that violence against women is being inflicted on women under the auspices of the United Nations. The United Nations Population Fund [UNFPA] is promoting violence against women by actively supporting China’s current policy on restriction of children supported by forced abortions, sterilisations, punitive fines, imprisonment and destruction of homes. It is disappointing that the New Zealand government continues to applaud the work of UNFPA and provides funding of over $4 million per annum. UNFPA encourages other nations to follow the example of China in implementing currently, a one child family policy.
Why does the New Zealand government refuse to recognise the violence inflicted on Chinese women with forced abortions and sterilisations? Is the government afraid that speaking out against human rights abuses may impede trade?
The UN Human Rights Council in Geneva have without authority, for several years, being asserting abortion as a human right. It is disappointing that the Family Planning Association, also falsely asserts that the killing of an unborn child is a human right. It does not recognise abortion as violence inflicted on a vulnerable woman and a defenceless unborn child. The Association promotes abortion, claiming that it is fourteen times safer for the woman to have the child killed in the womb, than allowing the child to be born. The manipulation of health statistics to present this falsehood as fact is despicable. Right to Life believes that women concerned for their own health and the safety of their unborn child should avoid entering a Family Planning clinic. When is the government going to stop funding this organisation which promotes a culture of death?
The murder of the unborn is not a human right and it should be recognised as violence against women and their innocent and defenceless unborn. Right to Life hopes, that now that our nation has a seat on the UN Security Council, we will use our voice to speak up loudly in defence of women and the unborn and to stop UNFPA, UNICEF and the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women from promoting a culture of death and violence against women.
Right to Life