Media Release 16 February 2021
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists are called to promote a culture of life and not to promote a culture of death. The College has cruelly betrayed and abandoned women and their precious unborn. This is the profession that has the great privilege and duty to be the noble defenders and guardians of the womb. It is their great privilege to encourage and help women to bring their child to birth. They know that human life begins at conception and that the unborn child is their precious patient.
The College in a recent media release, “supports moves to allow safe areas to be established around abortion services.”
Right to Life challenges the claim made by the College’s Vice-President Dr John Tait in a recent media release:
“It is RANZCOG’s position that women have the right to access all sexual and reproductive health services with dignity and without fear of harassment or invasion of their privacy.”
“Safe areas are a vital way to safeguard the rights of women accessing services and protect medical staff.”
The College seeks to present an image of care for women:-
- The College believes that the unborn child is not a human being until it is born,
- It is not a patient and has no right to expect the protection of a member of the College.
- It believes that it is not a crime to kill a defenceless unborn child, it is in fact a health service.
- It supports the killing of the unborn child up to birth if a doctor considers it appropriate.
- It seeks to present the false perception that the abortion clinic is a “safe” place and a sanctuary for women with child, it is neither safe for the child who is brutally poisoned, sucked from its mother’s womb or violently and painfully dismembered, or for the abandoned mother who is seriously wounded.
Right to Life encourages the Royal College to uphold the Fifth Commandment of God,” Thou shalt not kill.”
The College supports abortion as the “reproductive health service” which resulted in the killing of 12,857 children before birth in New Zealand in 2018. This is an estimated one in five pregnancies ending in the violent killing of many of their defenceless unborn patients.
Dr Tait wants us to believe, with the Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, that abortion is no longer a crime but a reproductive health service. Commendably he seeks to protect the dignity of women.
Where is women’s dignity in having her womb violently invaded and her precious child violently killed by a doctor?
Dr Tait seeks to protect women from harassment and invasion of their privacy, yet he and his colleagues refuse to recognise that abortion is harassment and a violent and unprovoked assault on a woman with the specific intention of killing her child. This is the ultimate harassment of a woman and the invasion of her privacy.
The College seeks to distract attention away from the violence that is inflicted on women and their child inside the killing centre, by pretending that peaceful and caring people who lawfully pray outside abortion clinics are a threat to women.
They are not a threat to women, as they are there to offer love, compassion and help to coerced and abandoned women in their hour of need.
Right to Life