Media Release 10 March 2021.
Right to Life is disappointed that Parliament has shamefully passed the Contraception, Sterilisation and Abortion [Safe Areas] Amendment Bill of Louisa Wall by 100 to 15 votes at its first reading.
Right to Life believes that this bill is a disgraceful farce, it seeks to deal with a problem that does not exist. It also violates our right to free speech and assembly, guaranteed by the NZ Bill of Rights.
The real architects of this bill are the Prime Minister and the Minister of Health, Hon Andrew Little. It is a subterfuge for the government to direct a back bench MP to present highly contentious government policy as a private members bill with the intention of preventing criticism of the government.
Right to Life believes that the bill has no place in our Parliament. There is absolutely no need for this legislation as there is no evidence of harassment or intimidation. There is, however, substantial evidence of women seeking help at abortion facilities from peaceful law abiding and caring citizens in their hour of need to choose life for their child. Why does the government wish to deprive women of the opportunity of being ministered to by women?
Why is the government ignoring the Law Commission, on safe zones?
The Law Commission advised ”At this time The Commission does not see a strong case for this.”
Right to Life believes that the citizens of New Zealand should be aware of the undisclosed agenda of the Prime Minister and her government. Right to Life believes that the government seeks:-
· To normalise the killing of the unborn, it is no longer a crime, it is now a “reproductive health service”
· To distract attention away from the violence inflicted on women and the unborn in the killing centres
· To ultimately prohibit any person praying outside a killing centre or offering assistance to a woman to choose life for her child
· To create the illusion that the killing centre and its environs are a safe area for women
It is a cruel deception to entice women to enter an abortion facility with the lie that it offers a safe haven.
It does not, it offers a cruel and violent death to the unborn and a lifetime of grief and pain for the woman.
The government funds the abortion industry, an essential and a core health service, it has unlimited funding and no waiting list. It employs doctors and nurses to kill the innocent and defenceless unborn New Zealanders and it is determined to prohibit and remove with the assistance of our Police force, those who oppose the killing and the violence inflicted on women and whose presence might deter women from not proceeding to an abortion that she has probably been coerced to seek.
Right to Life encourages defenders of women and their precious unborn to make a written submission to the Health Select Committee opposing this dangerous bill at its second reading.
Right to Life