Media Release 17 October 2020
Right to Life is disappointed that the electorate has re-elected Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her Labour government for a further term of government. Right to Life believes that only those who are committed to protecting the lives of every person in the community from conception to natural death are worthy of sitting in our Parliament or of governing us. Right to Life believes that the Labour government of Jacinda Ardern has forfeited its right to govern us because of their failure to protect women and their precious unborn from the violence of abortion which is now promoted as no longer a crime but health care. They have also failed to protect the vulnerable in our community from euthanasia and assisted suicide with their overwhelming support for the End of Life Choice Act.
Right to Life warns the community that Western civilisation and its values are under attack by neoliberalism and post modernism. Following the government’s violation of human rights during its first term, we need to be alert to the re-energised agenda that will be pursued by the government this term, which will increasingly threaten the sanctity of life and the traditional family, the foundation of our nation.
This government, during its first term, presided over the government funded killing of more than 30,000 innocent and defenceless unborn children. It also passed the Abortion Legislation Act 2020 which denied the humanity of the unborn child and declared that it was no longer a crime to kill a defenceless unborn child. There were more than 25,000 written submissions to the Abortion Legislation select committee, with 90 per cent of these opposed to decriminalising abortion, the government ignored these submissions.
This government caucus also gave overwhelming support to the End of Life Choice Act, which would empower doctors to administer a lethal injection or assist in the suicide of vulnerable patients, as “health care”.
This government threatens free speech, with its promise to introduce legislation to prohibit hate speech. This could be used to prohibit churches from teaching that killing unborn children in abortion or killing the vulnerable in euthanasia is a violation of human rights and an offence to God.
The government fully supports the Private Members Bill of Louisa Wall M.P., to restrict the right of free speech and assembly within 150 metres of an abortion facility. This law would deny women seeking an abortion, their right to obtain help from those present.
This election is a sad day for our parliamentary democracy, as the Labour government now has an overwhelming majority that will allow it to legislate as it wishes. Will the news media serve our community by being an effective watchdog?
Right to Life