Media Release 19 June 2018
In 2017 there were 13,285 abortions reported in New Zealand. This represents a 3.6 per cent increase on the 12,823 abortions reported in 2016. We should mourn with these women who are grieving the loss of their precious child. This represents 36 babies murdered every day in New Zealand. If this number of children were taken out of our kindergartens each day to be murdered there would be riots in our cities and towns. Why does our Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern now want to make this killing a “reproductive health choice for women?” Right to Life is concerned at this increased killing. However, we applaud the heroic and sacrificial women who rejected abortion and chose life for their precious infants. They deserve the generous support of the whole community. Right to Life also grieves with the women who were so often abandoned by the father of the child in the time of the woman’s greatest need and were coerced into an abortion that was chosen for her. It is a cruel mockery and charade for society to pretend that it is “a woman’s right to choose.” “Choosing” an abortion is a decision of despair and a cry for help.
The abortion statistics are an indictment on our Parliament which sanctions and funds the killing of the innocent as a core health service with unlimited funding and no waiting list; our women deserve better. The statistics disguise the reality that every child violently dismembered in the womb of the child’s mother is an unrepeatable miracle of God’s Loving creation. [Read more…]