Media Release 27 December 2020
Joy to the world -the Birth of Christ and human dignity
God’s gift to the human race. The celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, true God and true man, proclaims the ineffable truth of the sanctity and dignity of the humanity of every unborn child from conception. Christ, the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity, emptied Himself to take on our humanity. From the very moment of conception He the Son of God was also truly a human being. He deigned to take on the helplessness of being a human embryo and a foetus. He did not become a human being at birth, as He was fully human at conception.
Man alone is made in the image and likeness of God and is alone called to eternal union with God. Every child is lovingly formed in the womb of its mother by God. The Old Testament tells us in Genesis, “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. “Every child at the moment of conception is endowed with human rights, the foundation right being a right to life. Every child, regardless of the circumstances of its conception, is a gift from God, endowed with gifts to enrich our community.
God, by inviting the cooperation of Mary in the conception of Jesus, has sanctified the womb of every woman in a special way as being a sanctuary for the first nine months of life of every human being.
Every child is called to eternal union with God who made us for Himself. It is our privilege to love, respect and protect the life of every child from conception. Every child is a unique and unrepeatable miracle and masterpiece of God’s loving creation sent into this world with a plan for its happiness.
· It is an appalling outrage and an unspeakable offence against God to deny the humanity of God’s masterpiece, the unborn child.
· It is a grave offence to our Creator and a crime against humanity for the State to deny the child’s right to life and to approve and fund its killing as a core health service by poisoning, violent dismemberment or by sucking it out of its mother’s womb.
· It is a violation of the rights of women for the State to withdraw its protection for women from the violence inflicted on her by those seeking to kill her innocent and defenceless child. Every unborn child is a precious child of God, it is not as falsely described by the government as the contents of the uterus, the products of conception or after being violently killed, discarded as medical waste.
Right to Life believes that the Labour government of Jacinda Ardern, in passing the anti-life and anti- feminist Abortion Legislation Act 2020, perceives the unborn as a threat to the nation. It has sadly rejected God’s plan for procreation and aligned itself with the biblical King Herod in his slaughter of the innocents, seen to be a threat to his throne and to his kingdom.
Right to Life will continue to defend and uphold the dignity of women and motherhood to defend the humanity and the right to life of every human being from conception and to uphold the message of the birth of Christ that every child should be welcomed into the world with love, joy and hope.
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