The High Court in Wellington has advised that a hearing has been set down for Monday, 20 July 2009 before Justice Miller. Right to Life will seek at this hearing to have Justice Miller issue clear declarations to the Abortion Supervisory Committee [ASC] setting out the statutory powers and duties of the ASC. These declaratory orders have the effect of declaring the law and the way in which it should be applied as set out in the fuller reasons given by Justice Miller in his judgment.
Chris Barton’s New Zealand Herald article (Weekend Saturday 22rd May) details the issues surrounding Right to Life’s recent Appeals Court action against the Abortion Supervisory Committee. Click here for link
1 Right to Life vow to continue legal fight to ban abortion (Audio – duration: 5′59″) [To listen you must have an audio player installed]
CA SB 777: The Culture Wars Come To California’s Classrooms
The Albert Mohler Radio Program
Monday, October 22, 2007
When Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed Bill 777 from California’s state senate into law, he ignited a storm of controversy across the country. Proponents of the law are arguing that it is simply intended to protect GLBT students from harassment, but as Karen England notes, the bill’s language is vague enough that it could be used to demand that curricula and policies be revised to do away with material that portrays traditional families as an ideal.
Here are some transcripts from the radio programme.
…this new law would mean if you make reference to a family as meaning a man and a woman together you could be charged with discriminatory intent.
…In California we have changed the legal definition of gender. It is not the gender you were born with but the gender you believe you are that day…
If I wake up and I’m a boy physically but I think I’m a girl that day, the law has to treat me as a girl.This means if I am a boy who want’s to access the girls rest rooms the law has to allow me otherwise you are promoting a discriminatory bias against my gender.
…Your child who you think to be a boy could be in school all day demanding to be treated as a girl, he could be David to you and Darlene at school. At school the teacher is required to required him as a girl, to call him by the girls name he chooses, to let him go to the girls bathroom, change his clothes in the girls locker room, he hangs around with the girls. considers himself a girl, has to be referred to as ‘she’, and in every way recognised as a girl, because that’s what this student demand would be and yet when Darlene’s parents David presenting himself as Darlene, when the student’s parents come in unless the student explicitly gives the school the authority to reveal this the parents just assumes he is David at school just the same as everywhere else. You are talking about children, you are talking about young children. This is some of the scariest stuff I have ever heard. This is not proposed policy that is now the actual policy in the Los Angeles Unified School District Ref 1557 from the office of general Council from the LA Unified School District…
Press Release: Prolife New Zealand
Prolife New Zealand Press Release:13th May 2009
Prolife New Zealand welcomes the actions of the Court of Appeal in dismissing the appeal of the Abortion Supervisory Committee (ASC) on Tuesday.
The full Court of Appeal on Tuesday 12 May 2009, dismissed the appeal of the Abortion Supervisory Committee (ASC) against several matters in the judgment of Justice Miller given in the High Court in June last year. The Court ruled that as the High Court had not made declaratory orders, the appeal was outside the jurisdiction of the Court of Appeal. It was requested that an application now be made by Right to Life and the appellant, for a hearing in the High Court before Justice Miller at which arguments would be presented on the form of the declaratory orders. Right to Life’s counsel has consulted with the Crown counsel Ms Cheryl Gwyn who has agreed to make a joint application to the High Court for this hearing to take place at an early date. Both parties to this action are desirous of having the issue of declaratory orders resolved promptly. The original case that was heard at a two day hearing in April in the High Court will not be re-heard, the judgment made on that hearing by Justice Miller stands.
When World War II ended General Dwight D. Eisenhower ordered thousands of films and photographs taken of the horror of the death camps. When asked why, he replied, “The day will come when some son of a #@%!# will say, this never happended.” That Holocaust claimed 6 million lives.
Today there is another holocaust that is taking place. This one is silent, under the radar. Yet in the last thirty years, this holocaust has taken more lives, worldwide, by well over an order of magnitude. It’s horror hidden by the protective machinery of government and media, and by the indifference of you and I and yes even by those who should be speaking out the loudest, most churches.
The Society for Promotion of Community Standards Inc.
Media Release 11 May 2009
The Women’s National Abortion Action Campaign (WONAAC) which has for years been promoting abortion as a woman’s right, issued a press release today that calls on “the news media” to “help [their lobby group] uncover the source of Right to Life’s funding [and] make clear [to the public] the group’s full agenda.” Most will see this for what it is – a last minute desperate smear campaign directed at a properly constituted Incorporated Society that publicly discloses its audited financial accounts every year via the Companies website, as well as its objectives.
Society For Promotion Of Community Standards Inc.
The Society for Promotion of Community Standards Inc.
Media Release 10 May 2009
Attempt by ALRANZ to Influence The Court of Appeal Deplored