Media Release 17 September 2022
Right to Life commends the more than 450 Cantabrian women, men and children who peacefully and joyfully marched from Victoria Square in Christchurch today, Saturday 17th September, to express their support for a culture of life with love for mothers and their precious unborn. To support legislation that will give legal recognition to the unborn child as a human being from conception and endowed with an inalienable right to life. To express opposition to a culture of death that threatens the lives of our unborn children and the welfare of women the second victim of the violence of abortion.
To also remember the more than 540,000 innocent and defenceless New Zealand unborn children who have been killed since 1978. This culture also threatens the vulnerable in our community with euthanasia.
The marchers gave witness to our community to the sanctity of life of every human being from conception to natural death. They also gave a strong message to Parliament and government that we reject the Abortion Legislation Act 2020 that rejects the humanity of the unborn child and its right to life until it is born. We will not rest until it is repealed. The marchers also reject the End of Life Choice Act 2019.
Voters were also encouraged to vote in the general election in 2023, only for candidates who are committed to protecting life.
May our Parliament be attentive to the message we respectfully present, that we are absolutely opposed to the culture of death that our Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has inflicted on our country by removing abortion from the Crimes Act, making it no longer a crime to kill an unborn child and in her words making it “a reproductive choice for women.” She has also been a strong advocate for the End of Life Choice Act that would empower doctors to give a lethal injection to their patients or assist in their suicide.
The march began at Victoria Square, processed to Cashel Mall, and then back to Victoria Square. where they were addressed by Pro-Life and Pro-family advocates who spoke passionately about the need to continue to speak out against the government’s war on women and unborn children.
Those who marched, want New Zealand to be a nation where the beauty and dignity of every human life is valued and protected from conception.
The aims of the March for Life were to:
- Celebrate life.
- Remember the more than 540,000 pre-born babies who have lost their lives to abortion.
- Increase public awareness of abortion, and its impact on women, families and society.
- Bring all New Zealanders of good will together, united in the one common vision of making abortion unthinkable.
Right to Life NZ Inc.