Media Release 10th December 2016
Right to Life commends the Minister of Justice Amy Adams for rejecting a petition sponsored by Family Planning to “legalise abortion in New Zealand.”
Right to Life makes no apology for speaking up in defence of women and the right to life of the unborn child, the weakest and most defenceless member of the human family. At conception the child is a unique and unrepeatable miracle of creation. It is the privilege and duty of the mother of the child to love, protect and nurture her child and not to kill it.
Abortion is violence against women and her child in the womb, it is not a health service. It is a violation of the inalienable right to life of the child. This misguided petition is a continuation of the war on women. There were 13,155 New Zealand children killed in the womb in 2015, nearly 6,500 of these children were female. We should mourn at their destruction and the loss to our community. How many of them would have grownup to make a major contribution to our community? How many would have become mothers and had their own children? They were destroyed because they were deemed to be of little worth and their presence an inconvenience.