Right to Life rejects the call from Jacinda Ardern for the decriminalization of abortion. Jacinda Ardern has on national TV proclaimed her intention to remove abortion from the Crimes Act. Right to Life believes that she is deliberately promoting the dangerous and mischievous lie that the Crimes Act makes criminals out of women who seek an abortion. Jacinda Ardern has a copy of the Crimes Act 1961 in her office and knows the law on abortion full well. The relevant section is section 183, Procuring abortion by any means. It states that killing an unborn child is a serious crime. On conviction a defendant is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 14 years. It states in  The woman or girl shall not be charged as a party to an offence against this section.
Right to Life believes that Jacinda Ardern should make a public retraction and apology for misleading the electorate. Her disingenuous actions raises very serious questions about her trustworthiness to speak the truth. In view of this blatant falsehood can the electorate really trust her? What other deliberate falsehoods has she been guilty of? The electorate has a right to have the truth.
Jacinda Ardern’s position on child poverty is incoherent and hypocritical. She nobly claims that she is in Parliament to reduce child poverty. How then can she be serious about child poverty when she pledges to bring a bill to Parliament to remove abortion from the protection of the Crimes Act and to make the killing of the unborn child a health issue?
Why does she not recognize that the greatest poverty that can be inflicted on a child is to deprive the child of its life in the womb?