The National President of ALRANZ, Terry Bellamak (pictured), an American woman from Arizona in the United States, today issued a media release on behalf of ALRANZ. The Association has an estimated national membership of about 100 members. Some students at Victoria University were planning a march and demonstration at Parliament on Tuesday 23 July, demanding abortion law “reform.”
Right to Life considers it hypocritical of ALRANZ to be demanding law reform when they actively encourage women on their web site to break the law and to smuggle dangerous and prohibited drugs into the country unlawfully in order to have an illegal chemical abortion which threaten’s the life and health of women.
Right to Life agrees with Ms Bellamak when she says that “everyone deserves the freedom to decide for themselves whether and when to become a parent.” That freedom is exercised before engaging in sexual intercourse. After conception they are parents. Human life begins at conception and every unborn child is a unique and unrepeatable miracle of creation that deserves to be treated with respect and protection.
From the moment of conception the mother of the child is a mother and she has the privilege and duty to protect her unborn child.
It is a cause for great sadness to see a group of young women demonstrating for the “right ” to kill their children.
Tara O’Sulivan, co-president of the Victoria University Feminist Organisation claims that “abortion laws in New Zealand are currently a disgrace” because they don’t allow people to decide their own fate. Ms O’Sullivan believes that she is defending the rights of women. Right to Life asks why she does not defend the rights of women in the womb who are being denied their right to life and the right to be born.
Tamatha Paul president of the Victoria University Women’s Association claims that the “New Zealand law does not respect the bodily autonomy of pregnant people.” She is confused there are no pregnant people, only women have a uterus and only women can be pregnant. It is important to respect the bodily autonomy of women, it is also equally important to respect the rights of the child who has its own body that is independent of the mother.
Since the passing of the Contraception Sterilisation and Abortion Act in 1977 (CS & A Act), there have been over 500,000 children violently killed in the womb. Nearly 250,000 of these children were female. The authentic feminist movement should be marching and demonstrating and demanding protection for these children many of whom would be attending University with you if they had been allowed to live.
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