It is disappointing that Melrose House has allowed the notorious Dr Nitschke [Dr Death] to use their facilities to conduct a public workshop promoting suicide. It was the intention of Dr Nitschke to launch a controversial drug testing kit for the lethal barbiturate drug Nembutal. This drug is a Class C prohibited drug. It is unlawful for any person, to purchase, import or have in ones possession this drug. Dr Nitschke continues to encourage persons to commit a crime by travelling to Mexico to purchase the drug and then unlawfully smuggle it through Customs into New Zealand. Section 179 of the Crimes Act states that it is a criminal offence to incite, counsel or assist in suicide. It is contended that Dr Nitschke who is promoting a culture of death, is also in violation of this law. Melrose House in the interest of the community it serves should promote a culture of life.
Prolife NZ is today setting the record straight on the Right to Life vs. the Crown court case, following a misleading press release from Abortion Law Reform Association (ALRANZ).
In their 19 July press release Dr. Margaret Sparrow cites the cost incurred by the Crown in the high-profile case. The Abortion Supervisory Council (ASC) reports that the cost of the case to date is $280,000.
“While ALRANZ is accusing Right to Life of causing this huge bill to the tax-payer, the reverse is true,” said Prolife NZ National Director Andy Moore. “Justice Miller has made it clear that a large number of abortions performed in New Zealand may be unlawful – therefore it is the Crown that must be held accountable.”
In the High Court in Wellington, on 20 July, Justice Miller will hear arguments from counsel for Right to Life and the Crown on the important issue of declaratory orders.
Right to Life in seeking justice and legal protection for the human rights of our unborn children will seek at this hearing to have Justice Miller issue precise declarations to the Abortion Supervisory Committee [ASC] requesting that they fulfil their statutory duty to hold certifying consultants accountable for the exercise of their duty of certifying the performance of abortions and this way restrain the unlawful de facto abortion on demand prevailing at present in New Zealand, under the Contraception Sterilisation and Abortion Act. These declarations 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.
In May I circulated the “Prayer Alert” regarding the Court of Appeal held in May. At that time, the judges said there was nothing the Abortion Supervisory Committee (ASC) could appeal from Justice Miller’s recommendations made at the ’08 High Court case. This High Court hearing is the next step.
Date: Monday 20th July, probably from 10am to 1pm.
Before Justice Forrest Miller
Purpose: Declaratory Orders.
Right to Life will seek to have Justice Miller issue clear declaratory orders to the ASC setting out the statutory powers and duties of the ASC.
Re: Consent Form – Abortion
Thank you for your letter of 4 June 2009 on the issues of ultrasound scans and the consent form for an abortion. Thank you also for your advice that we should take up the issue of an amendment to the consent form for abortions with the Abortion Supervisory Committee. On the 26 May 2009 our Society wrote to the Committee providing them with a copy of your letter. We requested that they give consideration to supporting the suggested amendment and write to all the District Health Boards [DHBs] requesting that they amend their consent form for abortion. In their letter of 8 July the Committee declined to take action.
Abortion is classified by the government as a core health service, it is deemed by government to be necessary for the preservation of the life and the protection of the health of the mother. They believe should be accessible to all, with unlimited funding and no waiting list. The classification of abortion as a core health service is challenged.
Contrary to popular belief, it is not a population explosion problem that the world is facing but entirely the opposite. A newly released documentary video by SRB Documentaries claims that the global economic crisis is partly symptomatic of the global population crisis. The company had earlier released a video in 2008 entitled “Demographic Winter” which contradicted the idea that the world is facing an overpopulation problem. The company has now announced a sequel with the release of “Demographic Bomb: demography is destiny”. As the web-site for Demographic Winter: The Decline of the Human Family, explains, the phrase “‘Demographic Winter’ denotes the worldwide decline in birthrates, also referred to as a ‘birth-death,’ and what it portends.” Click on each graphic to go to trailers for each video.
The Pro-Life Talking Points series is meant to provide pro-life activists with clear and concise information with which to argue against common misinformation they will encounter while debating life issues. This is a Human Life International initiative and following the link will take you to a page on the HLI web site which consists of a number of downloadable PDF file links which provide information on the following topics.
Pro-Abortion Violence: Setting the Record Straight Why Women Abort The Abuse of Population Control Negative Effects of the Pill Does Welfare Reduce Abortion? Condoms Fetal Development Men & Abortion Maternal Deaths Obama v Life I: Before the Election
The letter posted below is posted as a ‘template’ and we encourage persons concerned about misuse of embryonic stem cell research to use it or modify it when writing to the Minister of Health Tony Ryall and also to their local MP concerning this issue. The writing of letters to express concern is regarded as a very important mechanism to advise the government of opposition to this proposed research which we see as a gross violation of the sanctity of human life.
I amopposed 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. [Read more…]
All the holocausts ever perpetrated,
All the plagues that ever raged,
All the bombs that ever dropped,
All the famines that ever laid waste to the land, put together, have not killed the number of human beings wiped out by abortion.