Media Release 11 June 2022
Right to Life is disappointed that the Royal Australian New Zealand College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists [RANZCOG] supports the continuation of the forty-nine year reign of terror that was inflicted on American women and their precious unborn by the notorious Roe v Wade decision of the United States Supreme Court in 1973. A reign of terror that has resulted in the killing of more than 64 million unborn children.
The College made the following statement on Roe v Wade on 4 May 2022:
“The College strongly supports the availability of abortion being an essential aspect of safe healthcare delivery, and stands with healthcare professionals across the United States in protecting patients’ access to care.”
Right to Life believes that the RANZCOG sees that any decision that threatens legal access to abortion for millions of women and girls would be detrimental to sexual and reproductive health. The College supports the decriminalisation of abortion in New Zealand and is fearful that the overthrow of Roe v Wade could affect the availability of the killing of the unborn up to birth in New Zealand effectively for any reason.
Right to Life rejects the false assertion that abortion, the killing of an unborn child, is health care. Members of the College have the great privilege and duty to care for two patients, the mother and the child. They are the guardians of the womb. It is an appalling dereliction of duty for a doctor to fail to provide protection and care for a defenceless child in the womb. That the doctor should change his role from carer to killer is an unspeakable outrage that cries out to the heavens for vengeance.
Doctors who are trained to care and protect mothers and their unborn are well aware that life begins at conception and that every child is a unique and unrepeatable miracle of God’s loving creation who has been endowed with an inalienable right to life.
The debate about when human life begins is uncontroversial. As reported by the Royal Commission on Contraception, Sterilisation and Abortion (1977): “From a biological point of view there is no argument as to when life begins. Evidence was given to us by eminent scientists from all over the world. None of them suggested that human life begins at any time other than conception.”
As the Royal Commission stated: “The unborn child, as one of the weakest, the most vulnerable, and most defenceless forms of humanity, should receive protection.”
The Royal College made a submission defending life to the Royal Commission nobly supporting the need to provide effective legal protection for the lives of the unborn and to protect women from the violence of abortion.
Why then is the College now betraying women and the unborn by denying the humanity of the unborn child, claiming that poisoning, sucking the child from the womb or by violently dismembering the child by tearing its arms, legs and head from its body is health care?
This is Demonic insanity that is destroying a once noble profession.
Right to Life applauds those members of the College who continue to provide life giving care to expectant mothers and their precious unborn children.
Right to Life N.Z. Inc.