Media Release Nov 30th 2019
Will the annual Labour Party conference in Wanganui save our nation this weekend by addressing the failure of the Labour led government to protect the lives of the most vulnerable in our community, the unborn the seriously ill and the disabled?
Never before in the history of New Zealand has there been such a sustained and orchestrated attack by a government on the right to life of New Zealanders.
Right to Life believes that this conference is critical for the future of the Labour Party. is it going to be faithful to its founding principle to protect the vulnerable in society, or is it going to allow the killing of our most vulnerable?
The Labour Party of Michael Joseph Savage and Peter Fraser was founded with high and noble objectives to uphold the dignity of the individual and protection for the right to life of every human being from conception to natural death.
The Labour Party has the privilege of leading the government of our nation at this time. Conference should reflect on the first duty of government which is to protect the lives of every member of the community and not to preside over our destruction.
Conference should also reflect that New Zealand desperately needs stateswomen and statesmen who are more concerned for the next generation than they are about the next election.
It is an appalling tragedy that since this Labour led government took office that more than 26,000 innocent and defenceless unborn children have been violently killed in their mother’s wombs, in public hospitals approved and funded by the government. Their mothers, the second victim of abortion cruelly wounded.
The Prime Minister is also the Minister for Child Poverty Reduction. The conference should ask why she does not realise that the greatest poverty a child could experience is to be deprived of its life before it is born? She is also pledged to reduce domestic violence and child abuse; child abuse commences in the womb.
The Prime Minister in speaking in Parliament in support of the introduction of the Abortion Legislation Bill said, “the time is right for us to finally put women’s dignity and their rights at the centre of this discussion.” Conference should ask her how she can promote the dignity of women by giving them the right to kill their own children? How also do you promote the dignity of women by denying them the right to be born?
Right to Life exhorts the Conference to engage with the Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, who herself is a loving mother and ask her why she is determined to have abortion taken out of the Crimes Act? Such an act will mean the killing of an unborn child will be a “reproductive health choice for women”, rather than what it should remain, a crime.
Conference should also question the Prime Minister and her caucus as to why they are supporting the End of Life Choice Bill which if passed at a referendum will empower doctors to kill their patients or assist in their suicide?
Right to Life requests that conference save the once great Labour Party from destroying itself by losing its soul and its reason for existence.
Right to Life