Media Release 19 March 2022
Right to Life believes that the government of Jacinda Ardern, having succeeded in passing the Abortion Legislation Act 2020 to effectively provide for the killing of unborn children up to birth, is now implementing its plan to silence all dissent and to force the community to accept and believe that the violent murder of the unborn is in the seductive words of the Prime Minister, “a reproductive health choice for women.” This is seeking to make lies respectable and the murder of the unborn acceptable.
The Contraception Sterilisation and Abortion [safe area] Amendment Bill now makes it a crime to oppose violence against women and the killing of unborn children within a designated safe area of 150 metres around abortion facilities. The bill had the support of 62 Labour MPs, 24 National MPs, 10 Green, 10 ACT and 2 Maori MPs. The bill was opposed by 9 National and 3 Labour MPs. This was supposed to be a conscience vote but it is believed that Labour MPs were, with several exceptions required to vote for the bill.
Right to Life believes that this is but the first step in the government’s secret agenda in its war against women to suppress all dissent against the violence of abortion on women and their precious unborn. Right to Life expects that the government’s hate speech laws will criminalise any speech that opposes abortion, this will be a threat to churches that teach that abortion is a violation of the fifth commandment, intrinsically evil and offensive to our Creator. The government knows that it is necessary to have the total support of the media to achieve their objective.
In 2021 the government invested $55 million in the media to obtain their support under the guise of “promoting responsible journalism.” Right to Life believes that we now have a media that has abandoned its duty as the fourth estate and has become the servant of the government by promoting propaganda in place of truth, the community are not deceived.
The designated safe area violates our human rights, it is a tyranny that permits the suppression of our human rights of free speech, assembly and communication which are intended to be protected by the New Zealand Bill of Rights.
Parliament has now made it a crime to offer compassionate and loving help to women seeking to kill their child, to offer them information about life affirming alternatives such as parenting and adoption. This will include the family and father of an unborn child who want to offer help to prevent the killing of the child. This is a crime against women. Any persons committing this crime may be arrested, charged with this offence, brought to the court and on conviction fined $1,000.
It will not be a crime however to demonstrate in support of killing the unborn or to offer support and encouragement for abortion. Persons doing so are exercising their right to free speech, assembly and communication and will have the protection of the Police.
Right to Life will not rest until this anti-life and anti-feminist legislation is repealed and our right to free speech, assembly and communication is upheld.
Right to Life N.Z. Inc.