It is a tragedy that seven grieving women killed themselves within forty-two days of having an abortion in New Zealand between 2006 and 2016.
This information was provided under the Official Information Act to Right to Life by the Health Quality & Safety Commission New Zealand. The Commission advised that there were 28 maternal suicides during that period and that, ‘around a quarter of maternal suicides occur following a termination of pregnancy.’
‘maternal death is the death of a woman while pregnant or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy (miscarriage, termination or birth), irrespective of the duration and site of the pregnancy, from any cause related to or aggravated by the pregnancy or its management. It does not include accidental or incidental causes of death of a pregnant woman.’
Right to Life respectfully asks our Prime Minister, (who we know is genuinely concerned about women’s health), if she intends to institute a national study into the damage done to women’s health by abortion and enquire why innocent and grieving women are resorting to suicide to end their grief and pain. Fathers also commit suicide in despair, because they cannot protect their precious child from being killed by an abortionist.
Right to Life acknowledges that the circumstances around suicide are complex and that there may be other contributing factors such as mental ill-health. Right to Life believes that these seven suicides are just the tip of the iceberg as it is believed that many women commit suicide many years later as a direct result of an abortion. [Read more…]