Right to Life applauds the Prime Minister’s principled defence of the lives of unborn children who are the weakest and most defenceless members of the human family. Bill English has said that he is “opposed to abortion in principle”. When asked whether he still believed that in cases of rape or incest, he replied: “Yes, but I accept that people deal with their own circumstances and make their own decisions. I don’t judge them for those decisions. The Prime Minister is logically consistent in defending the lives of all children even those conceived in rape. New Zealand can be grateful that we have a Prime Minister who is totally committed to defending the lives of the unborn and not presiding over their destruction. He deserves our full support in promoting a culture of life.
Right to Life looks forward to the day when our law will effectively protect the human rights of the unborn child from the continuing holocaust that has claimed the lives of more than 500,000 of our precious children since the passing of the Contraception Sterilisation and Abortion Act in 1977.
TV 3 is acting unjustly in making a point in its report of its interview with the Prime Minister that he is a Catholic. This is a human rights issue, it is not a religious issue. You don’t have to be a Christian to defend life. Respect for human rights is an obligation for every citizen whether one is a Christian, a Moslem or an atheist. At conception every human being is endowed by its Creator with human rights, the foundation right being an inalienable right to life.