Media Release 23 June 2018
Right to Life applauds the government’s condemnation of children being separated from families at the border of the United States. The Deputy Prime Minister the Right Hon, Winston Peters “condemns children being separated from parents” in the United States. The Hon, Kelvin Davis, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party condemns the separation as “outright cruelty.” Golriz Ghahraman MP for the Green Party, called on government to condemn this “egregious breach of human rights”. The Hon Simon Bridges, Leader of the National Party condemned the separation as “highly regrettable and inhuman”. It is commendable that President Trump has now reversed this unjust policy.
Right to Life is though compelled to question our government on its inconsistency in taking the high moral ground in defence of vulnerable children being forcibly removed from their parents. Why does the government not recognise that since 1978 it has been conducting a programme that violently and permanently separates children from their parents and prevents their entry into this country? The programme is state funded, is called a reproductive health service and is designed to prevent children who are classified as unwanted and a threat to the community from entering the country. The name of the programme is called “termination of pregnancy service.” Since 1978 more than 500,000 unborn children have been forcibly removed from their mother and violently killed.
Since May this year the American government has separated more than 2,324 children from their parents who had arrived illegally in the United States from South America. The plaintive cries of these children have touched the hearts of people worldwide. The Abortion Supervisory Committee that was appointed by Parliament to preside over the termination of pregnancy service programme in New Zealand recently announced that a total of 13,285 unborn children were violently separated from their parents in 2017 and killed to prevent their entry into New Zealand. The silent screams of these children pleading for their lives as they were dismembered in the sanctuary of their mother’s womb, echo throughout the land and is unheeded. Mothers are the second victim of this crime against humanity.
May our government recognise that every child from conception has a right to life, a right to be born and a right not to be separated from their parents.
Right to Life