The Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, in February directed the Minister of Justice to instruct the Law Commission to make changes to “ensure our abortion laws are consistent with treating abortion as a health issue that is a reproductive choice for women, rather than as a criminal issue.”
The operative words are health and choice. The inference is that this review is all about protecting and promoting women’s health. Right to Life challenges this assertion and asks how is women’s health going to be promoted by decriminalising abortion?
It certainly is not health care for the unborn who are violently torn limb from limb in what should be the sanctuary of their mother’s womb and it is not health care for women who are physically, psychologically and emotionally wounded and left with lifelong grief, remorse and sorrow at the loss of their precious child. Why then does the Prime Minister call this callous violence against women and the murder of the innocent health care? [Read more…]