Further to our correspondence of the 29 March and 19 May 2007 we wish to draw your attention to the following. Our Society has recently conducted research into the issue of women considering an abortion being offered the opportunity of viewing an ultrasound scan of their child before signing a consent form for an abortion. The following District Health Boards [DHBs] advised that women considering an abortion were offered the opportunity of viewing a scan. The DHBs were Otago, Hawkes Bay and Taranaki. The following DHB’s advised that women were not offered the opportunity to view their ultrasound scan unless they specifically asked for it; they were Auckland, Waikato, Wairarapa and Canterbury.
Dear Mr Key
Re New Year Honours
Our Society wishes to express its displeasure and opposition to the appointment in the New Year honours of Dr Lillian Claire Rothwell as Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit.
Dr Rothwell was appointed by Parliament on 30 August 2001 as the chairperson of the Abortion Supervisory Committee; she resigned that office on 1 March 2007. It is noted that Justice Miller in his judgment presented in June 2008 on the Judicial Review of the performance of the Abortion Supervisory Committee stated;
Re Official Information Act – Request
Our Society is concerned at the withholding of important statistical information by your Committee in its report to Parliament for 2008. We note that the Committee has a statutory duty under the Contraception Sterilisation and Abortion Act 1977, section 14. Functions and Powers of Supervisory committee,  [g], To obtain, monitor, analyse, collate, and disseminate information relating to the performance of abortions in New Zealand.
Dear Mr Power
Re Abortion Supervisory Committee Report 2008
Our Society is concerned at the withholding of important statistical information by the Abortion Supervisory Committee [ASC] in its report to Parliament for 2008. The Committee has a statutory duty under the Contraception Sterilisation and Abortion Act 1977, section 14. Functions and Powers of Supervisory committee,  [g], To obtain, monitor, analyse, collate, and disseminate information relating to the performance of abortions in New Zealand.
The Advisory Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technology, [ACART] has recommended that Ministerial authority be given for the use of human embryos for scientific research.
Right to Life New Zealand in the defence of life is totally opposed to the recommendation as being immoral and a violation of human rights. It is also an appalling exploitation of women who would be asked to give up their children for research and destruction..
Right to Life New Zealand is opposed to the recommendation made to the Minister of Health, by the Advisory Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technology, [ACART] that permission be granted for the use of human embryos for embryonic stem cell research in New Zealand.
Some You tube comments about this beautiful song.
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The 60th anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights [UDHR] is a time for reflection on our nation’s performance in upholding the human rights of every member of our human family. The Preamble of the Convention states; “whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.”
Article 3 of the convention states; “Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.” Unborn children are members of the human family and are its weakest and most defenceless members. Unborn children at conception are endowed by their Creator with human rights, the foundation right being a right to life. These human rights are universal and inalienable. Being inalienable they can not be taken away.
The decision was made on 24 November 2008. The decision followed a written complaint against the video by Right to Life New Zealand made on 26 June 2008 and byThe Society for the Protection of Community Standards.
“LifeMatters Volume One” is a new global DVD initiative from Choicez Media that seeks to empower young women with the skills, information and self-belief to negotiate an unplanned pregnancy with more options than abortion alone.
It is about young women being given the full picture about their options and empowered with the courage to build a magnificent life beyond the narrow belief that unplanned pregnancy is the end of their plans and hopes in life thus far.