Right to Life is opposed to the proposal of the Labour led government to decriminalise abortion and promote capital punishment for the unborn as “a reproductive choice for women.”
Capital Punishment and abortion have the manifest similarity that both concern the deliberate and state-sanctioned ending of life, which is why both are
Capital punishment for murder was removed from the statute books in 1961, it has been retained only for treason. There was a total of 85 convicted criminals executed in New Zealand between 1842 and 1957. But New Zealand still retains the death penalty for its unwanted unborn children. Since 1977, the government has presided over the execution killing of more than 500,000 innocent and defenceless unborn children who were found guilty of being “unwanted.” Being an unwanted unborn child is a capital offence in New Zealand and such children are subject to the death penalty.
The method of execution in New Zealand for murderers under capital punishment prior to 1961 was by hanging. The most common method of execution for the unborn is by dismemberment which entails violently and painfully tearing off the arms, legs and head off the victim. The bodies of the accused are treated as “medical waste” and are disposed of at the local land fill.
NZ gives protection to the lives of convicted murderers but endorces and pays for the murder of over 13,000 unborn lives each year and you an I as taxpayers are implicit in these executions.
For the unborn being unwanted is a serious crime, punishable by death. The sentence is imposed by doctors appointed by the Abortion Supervisory Committee, the trial is brief, no witnesses are called for the defence of the child and the sentence of death is carried out as quickly as possible in a Public Hospital. The executions are authorised and funded by the government.
The Labour government of 1935 were strongly opposed to capital punishment. The Labour Prime Minister Helen Clark, stated in 2007; “the death penalty violates the right to life .. it is known to be inflicted on the innocent.” It is inconsistent for the government of Jacinda Ardern to support an international moratorium on capital punishment at the United Nations, supporting the right to life of murderers and rapists while at the same time violating the right to life of children.
Parliament in 1961 were motivated to repeal capital punishment for murder in the belief that it was in violation of the right to life of the accused and that there was an unacceptable risk that an innocent person may be executed. Right to Life asks why then does the government accept capital punishment for the unborn, who are innocent of any crime?
The government continues to delude itself in believing that it has an admirable and exemplary human rights record. The truth is that the government’s hands are covered in the blood of our aborted children.
Right to Life