The loss of 500,000 Unborn New Zealand Children between 1978 and 2016. The Result: A Loss to the Economy of $19,750,000,000
It is fitting that as we commence a new year that we should pause and reflect again with grief and remorse on the 500,000 innocent and defenceless children who have been killed in their mother’s wombs, since the passing of the Contraception Sterilisation and Abortion Act in 1977. The killing of these children is a violation of human rights and a crime against humanity. Their names are unknown and no grave stone marks their resting place. They were deemed to be unwanted and by some a threat to our community. Their discarded and broken human remains have been treated as “medical waste” to be incinerated. Their final resting place the local landfill. Shame on us! – for we are all guilty as our silence convicts us.
Each child is a unique and unrepeatable miracle of God’s loving creation, each endowed at conception with human rights, the foundation right being an inalienable right to life. As a nation, we should weep for our children who came seeking only to love and to be loved. They came endowed with talents to enrich our nation. It is fitting that we should grieve for our beloved dead, brothers and sisters who were murdered in their mother’s wombs. It is important that we remember those who were not allowed to be born. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Their demise should fill us with grief. We should recognise them as members of our human family and God’s precious infants, children who were lovingly knitted together by their Creator in their mother’s womb.
Right to Life asks, Why is there a deafening silence from the churches?
It is also sobering to consider the financial loss to our community of these precious lives that were deemed to be of little worth. The Transport Department places a value to the economy on the loss of an individual life through motor accident, as at June 2014, being $3.95 million VOSL value of statistical life. On this valuation the loss to the economy of the 500,000 lives lost is $19,750,000,000. This figure is conservative as many of these unborn children would have gone on to marry and have children and many of these children would have also gone on to have children.
How many of these children would have gone on to contribute to our nation as homemakers and mothers, doctors, nurses, professionals, scientists, plumbers and carpenters. For a nation that has a birth rate of 1.9 and below the replacement birth rate of 2.1 we as a nation are destroying our future.
We should also mourn for the mothers of these children who were in many cases abandoned by the father of their child, subject to violence and coercion and left with little choice. Many too were coerced and seduced by Family Planning who told them that it was not a baby ,just ‘a clump of cells, the contents of the uterus’ and were told the lie that an abortion, a reproductive health service was fourteen times safer than allowing their child to be born. They are now suffering a lifetime of grief and pain for the loss of their child.
Right to Life must again and again keep asking, Where are our churches? Why are they not speaking out about the atrocious holocaust that is abortion? Why is it that all we hear from them is a deafening silence?
The deaths of the innocent are an indictment on a nation that greets their murder with silence and permits their killing by government agencies under government approval. We should be overwhelmed with shame that this silent holocaust is condoned and funded by our society. In 1968 there were 1,968 adoptions, in 2015 there were only 152 adoptions.
Why does the government refuse to promote adoption as a loving option? The answer: It is now more politically correct to kill the child. God will not be mocked we are reaping what we have sown.
Right to Life,