Media Release 2 May 2022
Right to Life believes that a region that kills its own children does not have a future. The West Coast is in serious decline, there are more deaths than births on the Coast. Introducing an abortion “service” is insanity. West Coasters should rise up and protest at the killing of their children and the wounding of their women and demand that it cease.
Right to Life joins with the community on the West Coast in lamenting the killing of their innocent unborn by the West Coast District Health Board. [WCDHB] at the direction of the Jacinda Ardern government, under the guise that this is a health service. These beautiful children, unrepeatable miracles of God’s loving creation, should be offered up for open adoption into loving West Coast homes.
The Board that should be dedicated to protecting life and promoting the health of West Coasters hails the introduction of abortion as a health service. Shame on the Board for failing to protect the weakest and most defenceless members of the human family your precious unborn.
It is highly commendable that the West Coast has been abortion free as doctors employed by the WCDHB have commendably up to now refused to have anything to do with the killing of the innocent.
There were 291 children born on the West Coast in 2020. Right to Life estimates that there will be 60 unborn children killed each year, the majority of whom will be killed by the WCDHB.
The West Coast needs more babies, every baby born on the Coast is a treasure to be protected and loved. The West Coast is facing a demographic winter which will be aggravated by the local DHBs killing of the unborn.
The current population of the Coast is 32,400 which is expected to decline to 30,600 in 2048. In the last ten years those over 65 years of age have increased by 2,000 and those under 65 decreased by 2,600.
The Executive Director – Midwifery and Maternity Services, Norma Campbell says “that these services have been implemented to increase accessibility and address inequities in service provision by removing barriers and delays while also offering several choices”. This is language that seeks to make lies acceptable and killing respectable. The government will never deceive women into believing that their child in the womb is not a human being with a right to life until it is born. Nor will they believe that it is not a crime to kill their child and that every woman has a right to kill their child up to birth, authorised and funded by the government.
This is not a service to women or to their precious defenceless unborn children. Previously women had the inconvenience of travelling to Christchurch to have their unborn children poisoned, sucked out of their womb or painfully and violently dismembered. Now their unborn can be killed locally or at home if they qualify for an early medical abortion. Is this the best that the government can do for Coast women?
Abortions will be provided locally if the child does not have a gestation of more than 12 weeks and one day. Older babies will be referred to the Gynaecological Procedure Unit at the Christchurch Women’s Hospital to be killed, with their mortal remains to be treated as medical waste to be disposed of at the local tip.
A region that kills its own children does not have a future.
Right to Life N.Z. Inc.