Media Release 27 March 2021
The Unborn Child from Conception is a Human Being and a Member of the Human Family
On this day, 25th March, we celebrated the miracle of God’s creation and the truth that human life begins at conception. Every human being is made in the image and likeness of its Creator and endowed with human rights, the foundation right being the inalienable right to life.
Being inalienable they may not be taken away nor may they be given up.
Every human being is a unique and unrepeatable miracle of God’s loving creation. Every child is a child of God that has been sent here with a mission to bless and enrich our community with special gifts.
It is our duty to receive God’s precious infants with respect that is in keeping with the dignity of the human person.
In recognising the sanctity of the human embryo, we can but behold with awe and recognise the sanctity of the womb, the loving protective home where the unborn child resides close to the heart of its mother as its humanity develops from a two cell zygote during the most important nine months of the child’s life.
Women should be held in great honour as those chosen by the Creator to cooperate with Him in producing new Life.
Every child is precious to its Creator as He lovingly forms the child in its mother’s womb, a masterpiece of unfathomable beauty, not a potential human being but a human being with great potential.
The International Day of the Unborn Child was first celebrated in El Salvador in 1993. It was followed by six South American countries and the Philippines who also celebrate this date – 25th March.
There are 12 nations that recognise in law that human life begins at conception and that the unborn child from conception has an inalienable right to life, those nations are Chile, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Madagascar, Peru, the Philippines, Poland and Slovakia.
It is disappointing that New Zealand does not recognise the humanity of its own children until they are born. This is a legal fiction that is not supported by science or reason. The government of Jacinda Ardern supports this legal fiction, that an unborn child is not a human being, which is necessary to allow for the state funded killing of more than 12,000 unborn children each year in New Zealand.
Since 1978 more than 500,000 innocent and defenceless unborn children have been poisoned, violently dismembered or suctioned from their mother’s womb. This is a grave offence against the Creator the author of life, whose children they are. It is violence against the unborn, a denial of their right to life and a crime against humanity. It is also unspeakable violence against women who are deceived and coerced by this government to believe that it is not a crime to kill an unborn child but in the words of our Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern “a reproductive choice for women.” We will have no peace in this land until section 159, “Killing of a child” in the Crimes Act 1961 is repealed and replaced with legislation that upholds the truth that human life begins at conception and that the unborn child is endowed by its Creator with a right to life.
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