Media Release 23 January 2021
Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, why have you denied the rights of fathers? The Abortion Legislation Act imposed on our nation by your government violates the human rights of the unborn child, the mother and also of the father. Men and women have equal moral rights and duties and should have equal legal rights and duties.
The Prime Minister, the architect of this extreme anti-life Act claims that the killing of the child is “a reproductive choice for women.” Men also have reproductive rights, this Act deliberately ignores and discriminates against men. The Act attacks the family by denying that the father is the head of the family, its God appointed protector. This is a debate that is long overdue.
The abortion law gives no recognition to the fact that the unborn child has a father, or that the father has rights. The child is not exclusively her child, it is their child.
It is the Creator’s plan for procreation, that fathers have the privilege and duty to protect both the mother and the child. How many of the more than 13,000 unborn children killed last year would have been saved if their fathers had been permitted to protect them. We can vividly imagine their plaintiff cries for their father’s protection which were not allowed to be heard, this is an unspeakable crime against humanity.
Fathers have no right to be informed that their child is to be violently killed, nor are they required to give consent.
It is an appalling violation of human rights for the government to prevent fathers from protecting the life of their child from being violently murdered.
It is also appalling that fathers are prevented from protecting the mother of their child from the violence of the murder of her child in the safety of her womb.
This extreme abortion legislation destroys the trust that should exist between men and women. How can a man trust a women to be the mother of his children when she alone is given the right to have the child killed effectively up to birth, without his knowledge or consent?
The government is incoherent when it rightly holds the father responsible for providing for the child after birth while denying any right to provide protection for his child before birth.
The Hon Andrew Little, in presenting the Abortion Legislation bill at its first reading told Parliament, “that we trust women.” The inference was that we do not trust men and we want to exclude them from pleading for the life of their defenceless child destined to a violent killing at the hands of a doctor under the guise that he is providing a government funded health service.
It is the intention of Right to Life to pursue this important human rights issue by lodging a formal complaint with the Human Rights Commissioner.
With more than 500,000 unborn children killed since 1978, It is time for the men of New Zealand to rise up and demand an end to the killing of their children, the repeal of this infamous abortion law and the infliction of violence on the mothers of their children.
Right to Life