Right to Life commends the 2,400 men, women and children who peacefully and joyfully marched to Parliament in Wellington yesterday, Saturday 7th December, to express their support for a culture of life with love for mothers and their precious unborn.
The march began at Civic Square and the marchers walked in blustery conditions through the streets of central Wellington to Parliament grounds where they were addressed by Pro-Life and Pro- family advocates and National Party MPs, including Simon O’Connor and Alfred Ngaro and Paulo Garcia. These MP’s spoke passionately about the need to continue to speak out against the government’s intentions to remove existing protections for our unborn children.
May our Parliament be attentive to the message we respectfully present, that we are absolutely opposed to the culture of death that our Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern seeks to force on our country by completely removing abortion from our crime statutes.
Those who marched, want New Zealand to be a nation where the beauty and dignity of every human life is valued and protected from conception.
The aims of the March for Life were to:
- Celebrate life.
- Remember the more than 500,000 pre-born babies who have lost their lives to abortion.
- Increase public awareness of abortion, and its impact on women, families and society.
- Bring all New Zealanders of good will together, united in the one common vision of making abortion unthinkable. The March was organised by, Family Life
Those organisations represented included:
- Couples for Christ
- Executive Presbytery of the Assemblies of God NZ
- Family First
- Family Life International NZ
- Focus on the Family
- Hillary’s Law
- Jesus for NZ
- John Paul II Centre for Life Christchurch
- NZ Catholic Bishops Conference
- NZ Christian Network
- Promise Keepers
- Right to Life
- Voice for Life
It is disappointing that apart from a very short snip on the One news the media ignored this important demonstration of public support for protecting mothers and the lives of their unborn. In contrast to today’s march, 300 persons marched on Parliament in support of decriminalising abortion on Thursday 5th December, eight times less than the number that marched on Saturday. Terry Bellamak, the President of the Abortion Law Reform Association, which has a very small membership, disclosed in her address to the 5th December march, that she had previously terminated the life of her child. She claimed that she “had felt empowered, nurtured and greatly relieved.”