Media Release 2nd June 2018
The leader of the National Party stated on TVNZ 1’s Breakfast programme on Thursday 31 May, that he would “be loath to” remove abortion from New Zealand’s Crimes Act, saying the law as it stands is working. “Practically speaking, we have several thousand abortions per year here. “I would argue actually, in reality, it is rare, safe and legal.”… “ My argument is .. what’s wrong with the law as it’s working today?”
Right to Life commends Simon Bridges for opposing abortion being taken out of the Crimes Act as is planned by the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Supporting abortion as rare, safe and legal however is not a pro-life or pro-women position. Rather it is an illusion and a subterfuge that is used by many politicians to avoid opposing the violence against women and the killing of our innocent and defenceless unborn children. We cannot placate the pro-death movement by accepting the killing of any child before birth.
Parliament is ultimately responsible for the performance of the abortion laws in New Zealand. How can any Member say with a clear conscience, “what’s wrong with the law as it is working today” when 12,000 children are being violently murdered each year, totalling more than 500,000 since 1978?
One baby is killed for every four that are born. This is genocide and a crime against humanity.
Abortion is not safe for the child which is violently dismembered in its mother’s womb. Nor is it safe for the mother who is often left with a lifetime of regret, sorrow, pain potential infertility, and an increased risk of breast cancer and in future pregnancies, miscarriages and premature deliveries. [Read more…]