Media Release 19th October 2017
Right to Life warns that we now have a government whose social and moral agenda represents a clear threat to the natural order of our society.
That natural order on which a health society is built, rests on a foundation comprising the natural family of exclusively one woman and one man. That foundation is under even greater threat with a new leader whose social agenda includes further deconstruction of time-honoured norms.
It is 75 years since New Zealand had a Prime Minister who was not married and that was Michael Joseph Savage. A Prime Minister because of their position of leader of our nation is a role model. It is therefore of concern that Ardern chooses to co-habitat with a man who is not her husband. This sets a very bad example and gives entirely the wrong message to our children and grand-children, that marriage is not necessary. Now that she will be representing New Zealand on the international stage her domestic arrangement will reflect badly on New Zealand’s reputation.
Jacinda Ardern made a public commitment on national television during an election debate that on becoming Prime Minister, that she would bring a government bill to Parliament to decriminalise abortion. Such a move will be met with fierce opposition. She wrongly believes that the killing of our unborn children should not be a crime and that this killing should be a core health service. The proposed legislation will encourage further exploitation, coercion and abandonment of women, disguised all in the name of choice.
Jacinda Ardern also supports the law to be changed to allow doctors to give patients a lethal injection or assist in their suicide. Her support for the killing of patients is a dire threat to the most vulnerable members of our community, the aged the disabled and the seriously ill.
Right to Life requests that Ardern reflects on the values of the great Labour leaders of the past, like Michael Joseph Savage, Peter Fraser, Walter Nash, Arnold Nordmeyer and Norman Kirk, all of whom had the greatest respect for the natural family and for the sanctity of life for every human being from conception to natural death.
Right to Life New Zealand