Media Release 13th April 2022
Right to Life urges the staff in the Ministry of Health to exercise their right of conscience and refuse to be complicit in the killing of innocent human beings.They can do this by refusing to have anything to do with the promotion and oversight of the End of Life Choice Act 2019 and also the Abortion Legislation Act 2020.
In response to an Official Information Act request from Right to Life, Deputy Director General of Health, Clare Perry, advised on 17th February that “the Ministry does not require staff to be involved in providing oversight or support for assisted dying where they hold an objection to assisted dying…”
The Deputy Director General of Health, Clare Perry, is responsible for Health System Improvement and Innovation. She is responsible for the oversight and promotion of the legal killing of unwanted unborn children and for doctors killing their vulnerable patients with a lethal injection or assisting in their suicide.
Right to Life commends the Ministry of Health for respecting the right of its staff to refuse to being complicit in the killing of innocent human beings, both born and unborn. This is part of a culture of death which has no place in the Ministry of Health which should be totally committed to the protection of the lives of every member of our community from conception to natural death.
The Ministry should be at the forefront in promoting a culture of life in New Zealand. Right to Life is appalled that the government of Jacinda Ardern is deliberately undermining the respect, trust and affection that the community has for the Ministry of Health, because of its forced involvement in the killing of the innocent.
The government should not be requiring the Ministry to pay doctors to poison unborn children, to have them sucked out of their mother’s wombs or to have them violently and painfully dismembered with their precious remains treated as medical waste to be disposed of at the local tip. Nor should the Ministry be required to pay doctors to give a lethal injection to their vulnerable patients or assist in their suicide all under the disguise that this is health care.
Right to Life demands that the government cease using our Ministry as a vehicle for promoting their culture of death. We want our Ministry back serving the community and not the government. Respect for the sanctity of life has been the foundation ethic for the practice of medicine for more than 2000 years. This ethic is sacrosanct and it is there for the protection of the community. The ethic recognises the intrinsic dignity of every human being; The government does not.
Right to Life