Media Release 8 March 2021
Today is International Women’s Day, with the theme “choose to challenge.” Right to Life chooses to challenge and passionately supports women’s equality and believes that respect for the rights of women begins in the womb. At conception every child, including the female child, is endowed by its Creator with an inalienable right to life.
Today, thanks to the Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, the architect of the extremist anti-feminist and anti-life Abortion Legislation Act the most dangerous place for a woman is in her mother’s womb.
Unborn children including females may now be killed for any reason up to 20 weeks. After 20 weeks they may be killed up to birth if a doctor considers it “appropriate.” Every year more than 12,000 unborn children, which includes nearly 6,000 innocent and defenceless female children are violently killed in their mother’s womb
How can Jacinda Ardern claim to support gender equality and the rights of women when she refuses to accept that females in the womb are human beings endowed with a right to life? She has declared that it was not a crime to kill an unborn child, including a female child as it was not a human being and did not have human rights until it was born. Authentic feminism is non-violent, non-discriminatory and defends the weak and defenceless.
The Hon. Jan Tinetti, in a media release stated that the government was celebrating women. How can you celebrate women when your government is funding each year the violent killing of more than 6,000 females in their mother’s womb?
The Prime Minister, on International Women’s Day in 2020, stated that we should, ”help improve women’s access to equal opportunities,” an admirable objective, but what opportunities does a normal healthy female have who has been violently dismembered limb from limb in a public Hospital by a doctor employed by the State under the pretence that this is an essential health service with unlimited funding? Please don’t tell us that you believe in women’s equality.
Right to Life is passionate about women’s rights and is campaigning for legal recognition of the right of women to be born. It is disappointing that the Prime Minister does not currently support the right of women to be born.
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