Media Release Saturday 5th May 2018
Right to Life asks when is the government going to recognise the right of taxpayers to choose not to fund the murder of the innocent and defenceless unborn? It is arrogant for the state to assume that we all support the state funded abortion industry: We do not.
It is a massive injustice for the government to force all who pay tax to fund the murder of our own children in the womb. The government is tyranical in forcing us to be complicit in the murder of the innocent and to have their blood on our hands. The government has placed us in chains and compels us to pay with the threat of imprisonment for up to five years for those who dare to refuse.
Again we cannot state enough that It is utterly objectionable that taxpayers’ money is being used to end the lives of thousands of unborn children despite the conscientious objection to this practice by a significant number of New Zealanders.
The Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and supporters of this culture of death claim that it is a woman’s right to choose to kill her child as a “reproductive choice for women”. She claims that this must be a right without regulation or interference from anyone else including the father of the child and at the same time she denies the taxpayer the right to choose to not to be complicit in this killing.
We ask Jacinda Ardern when is she going to allow the community the right to choose not to pay taxes to fund her government’s abortion industry.
The abortion industry is deemed a core health service. It has unlimited funding and no waiting list. Since when has pregnancy been a disease and how is it that abortion killing is deemed to be ‘health care’? Abortion is violence against women and the defenceless unborn and it destroys women’s health. Many lies are told by those who advocate abortion that a woman’s health is not impacted by abortion.
The unborn child is a patient and abortion is the only “health service “ that is intended to kill a patient, although we note that if David Seymour gets his way this will no longer be true. In 1988 the Abortion Supervisory Committee reported to Parliament on (the) “current unwieldly system of the termination of potentially normal pregnancies on pseudo legal grounds.”
It is a travesty of justice that tax payer funded abortions take health care dollars away from urgently needed health services that are under -funded. In 2016 nearly $4 million was paid out in fees to certifying consultants with more than $14 million spent on providing the killing service that has resulted in more than 500,000 unborn children being murdered since 1978.
It is the woman’s choice to have an abortion – but everyone else must pay for it.
With government-funded abortions, advocates are imposing their morality on others.
Right to Life believes we should follow the American example with the prohibition of federal money being used to pay for abortions in the United States or overseas.
In the United States the Hyde Amendment has saved the lives of over 1 million American babies by banning almost all federal taxpayer funding of abortions. NZ should enact similar legislation.
Right to Life