Right to Life applauds the Prime Minister’s principled defence of the lives of unborn children who are the weakest and most defenceless members of the human family. Bill English has said that he is “opposed to abortion in principle”. When asked whether he still believed that in cases of rape or incest, he replied: “Yes, but I accept that people deal with their own circumstances and make their own decisions. I don’t judge them for those decisions. The Prime Minister is logically consistent in defending the lives of all children even those conceived in rape. New Zealand can be grateful that we have a Prime Minister who is totally committed to defending the lives of the unborn and not presiding over their destruction. He deserves our full support in promoting a culture of life.
Right to Life looks forward to the day when our law will effectively protect the human rights of the unborn child from the continuing holocaust that has claimed the lives of more than 500,000 of our precious children since the passing of the Contraception Sterilisation and Abortion Act in 1977.
TV 3 is acting unjustly in making a point in its report of its interview with the Prime Minister that he is a Catholic. This is a human rights issue, it is not a religious issue. You don’t have to be a Christian to defend life. Respect for human rights is an obligation for every citizen whether one is a Christian, a Moslem or an atheist. At conception every human being is endowed by its Creator with human rights, the foundation right being an inalienable right to life.
Politicians are concerned about the next election, statesman on the other hand are concerned not only about the next election but about the next generation.
It is shameful that Terry Bellamak the National President of The Abortion Law Reform Association Of New Zealand should state, ‘his stance is not principled, it is cruel.” Bellamak’s comments are typical of the anti-life pro-abortion mindset which put personal autonomy at any cost, above the rights of the child to life. Such a mindset is steeped in self interest and is at the heart of much is wrong with today’s culture of death.
The law out of respect for the right to life, of a rapist does not deprive him of his life for his heinous crime. Why should we then impose a death sentence on the unborn child for the crime of its father? Studies conducted in the United States reveal that that 70 per cent of women who are victims of rape choose life for their child. Many women who have been raped and have denied life for their child have found that it was easier to recover from the rape, than the abortion which was the cause of much greater grief and sorrow.
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