In response to a media release on our website concerning Labour Deputy Leader Jacinda Ardern sent to Chris Hipkins (pictured), the Labour Party MP for Rimutaka.
Hipkins sent us this reply:
Please take me off your email list. I don’t need to see your hate-filled propaganda.
Right to Life sent Mr Hipkins the following letter in response;
Dear Mr Hipkins,
I am responding to your communication of 29th April. you advise;” Please take me off your email list. I don’t need to see your hate-filled propaganda.
It is a sad day when truth becomes the enemy and is denigrated as hate speech and propaganda.
It is disappointing when a Member of our Parliament seeks to silence an organisation from exercising its right to freedom of speech which is protected under the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, the New Zealand Bill of Rights and the Human Rights Act.
Your accusation that Right to Life’s recent media release was “hate filled propaganda” is untrue, deeply offensive and libellous. The Oxford Dictionary describes hate speech as:
“Abusive or threatening speech or writing that expresses prejudice against a particular group, especially on the basis of race, religion, or sexual orientation.”
I request that you specify the specific statements made in our Society’s carefully worded media release that come under the definition of hate speech.
Right to Life is committed to upholding the inalienable right to life of every human being from conception to natural death and defending the natural family that is exclusively one woman and one man the source of our future citizens and the foundation of a healthy society.
Thank you for all that you are doing to promote the common good.
Right to Life