Media Release 30 January 2021
Right to Life believes that the government is in violation of the International Convention against Torture and Other Cruel or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. The government is inflicting torture and violent death on our unborn children for the crime of being “unwanted.” The sentence for this offence is state funded death, there is no appeal or reprieve and there is unlimited funding. The Hon. Andrew Little, Minister of Health said at the United Nations in 2019,”New Zealand has a long standing commitment to human rights.”
Why did Jacinda Ardern, who loves children and encourages us to be kind, vote against an amendment to the Abortion Legislation Act 2020 that would have provided pain relief for babies being killed in abortion? The Prime Minister was supported in this crime against humanity by 37 members of her caucus.
Medical science confirms that unborn babies from 22 weeks experience intense pain when being violently dismembered in an abortion. There are many scientists who believe that the child can experience pain from at least 12 weeks gestation.
There is no legal requirement in New Zealand to provide pain relief or to inform the mother that her child will suffer excruiciating suffering.
There were 70 abortions at 20 weeks plus in 2019.
The Director General of Health, Dr Ashley Bloomfield, has directed in the interim Standards of Care for Women Seeking an Abortion in New Zealand that from 22 weeks the baby should be executed by feticide with a lethal injection of potassium chloride into the heart of the baby.
Dr Bloomfield recently reported that there were few District Health Boards that were providing feticide because many doctors refused on conscience grounds to killing the baby for reasons other than severe foetal abnormality.
Right to Life questions the lawfulness of these abortions when a doctor considered that they were “inappropriate.”
There are 13 States in the United States that require for informed consent that women having an abortion be advised that from 20 weeks their child may feel pain.
Human Rights Watch warn that it is excruciatingly painful to execute a human being with potassium chloride. It is not a health service to inflict pain on a patient, why then do we inflict pain and suffering on defenceless children being violently killed and pretend that this is a health service?
It is a cruel and unusual punishment to kill a child with potassium chloride.
- Why does the government not require that the child be given an analgesic with the potassium chloride to deaden the excruciating pain?
- Why does the government not legislate to require that pain relief be given to every child to minimise the suffering in an abortion of any gestation?
Right to Life believes that the government refuses to acknowledge the suffering of unborn children because it would be acknowledging that it is funding the killing of human children who are members of our human family. It is the belief of The Prime Minister and her government that the unborn child is not a human being from conception and only becomes a human being when it is born. This is the legal fiction that the government uses to justify the mass murder of our children.
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