Media Release Sunday May 13th 2018
On this day that we celebrate motherhood let us remember those mothers who have tragically lost a child through abortion or miscarriage. For many, Mother’s day can be a day of great sadness. Mothers never ever forget their child lost in abortion and often experience a lifetime of regret, grief and sorrow. We should acknowledge their pain and share their grief. We should mourn with those who weep.
Since 1978 there have been more than 500,000 New Zealand children killed in the womb. There are in our community, tens of thousands of women who have been deeply wounded by the loss of their child in abortion. Many grieve in silence, because unlike for those who lose a child stillborn, society does not recognise the right to grieve over children lost to abortion. There are few who realise their pain. Many of these women, perhaps the majority have been coerced into having an abortion, that they did not want. Many too have been abandoned by the father of their child. Those who promote abortion, like Family Planning, tell women that they are imagining grief and that there are no adverse psychological consequences.
Today motherhood is under attack as never before with our Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, proposing to decriminalise abortion.
Mother’s Day is a beautiful day celebrating the blessings of motherhood. Motherhood commences at conception. From the very moment of the miracle of conception, a new human being is created in the womb of a woman. That woman is instantly transformed into a mother. There is no greater dignity than this. Men may build skyscrapers that reach into the heavens but only a woman can cooperate with God in creating a new unique and unrepeatable miracle of creation.
On this Mother’s Day it is timely to applaud the truly heroic women in our community who faced with a crisis pregnancy choose life for their child. Many have been abandoned by the father of their child who refuses to accept responsibility for the child. These women are the true heroines of our community who deserve our admiration, love, gratitude and support.