In commemorating ANZAC Day we mourn those who have given their lives in war in order that we may be free. There were more than 18,000 New Zealanders who lost their lives in World War 1 and 11,625 New Zealanders killed in World War II, a total of more than 29,000. We must never forget the sacrifice that they made in order that future generations may live in freedom and enjoy their inalienable right to life. Throughout our nation there are monuments commemorating their sacrifice.
Let us not though forget that there are more children murdered in the womb each year in New Zealand than the total casualties inflicted on New Zealand in the Second World War. In fact seventeen times more unborn children have been murdered in their mother’s wombs since 1977 than have been lost in all wars NZ has ever fought in.
It is an illusion though that we are now living in peace and free from war. Today we are engaged in another bloody war, not with a foreign aggressor but in a war against a new enemy, our own children. Why do we feel threatened by our own children in the womb the weakest and most defenceless member of the human family? Pregnancy is not a disease, Why has the womb become a battleground more violent than Gallipoli? Why does Family Planning want to open up a new front in this war on women and the unborn by changing our laws so that it is no longer a crime to kill an unborn child and there killing to be called a reproductive health service. [Read more…]