Media Release 15 August 2021
Right to Life believes that the government of Jacinda Ardern is increasingly threatening our human rights. This is the most anti-life government that New Zealand has ever had.
The first duty of government is to protect the right to life of every New Zealander from conception to natural death, it has failed to do this.
The government is threatening our human rights:-
With its anti-life Abortion Legislation Act 2020, which has denied the humanity and right to life of the unborn from conception until they are born. It is now no longer a crime to kill an unborn child up to birth.
This is violence against women and the defenceless unborn, It also undermines the dignity of women and motherhood.
With its support for the passing of the End of Life Choice Act 2019, which will allow, after 7th November 2021, doctors to kill their patients with a lethal injection or assist in their suicide. This is a threat to the lives of the elderly and the seriously ill.
- Violating our right to free speech, assembly, communication and freedom of religion through its support of government policy incorporated in the contentious Contraception Sterilisation and Abortion [safe areas] Amendment bill of Louisa Wall MP, currently with the Health Select Committee.
- Threatening the freedom of the media with $55 million funding with the requirement that it promotes the government’s agenda.
- Potentially violating our right to free speech, with proposed hate speech laws, which may allow the government to decide what we may think and what we may say and potentially criminalise criticism of the government.
- Attacking the traditional family of exclusively one woman and one man, with its promotion of the LGBTQI agenda which seeks to deny the truth that there are only two genders male and female, established at conception.
- Challenging Family First’s charitable status in an appeal to the Supreme Court, that its advocacy for the traditional family does not serve the community.
- Rejecting the 90 % of the 25,000 submissions made to the Abortion Legislation Select Committee which opposed its radical Abortion Legislation bill.
- Rejecting the vast majority of the 39,159 submissions made to the Justice Select Committee opposing the End of Life Choice bill.
The government should realise that those who govern do so with the consent of the governed.
The Prime Minister promised the nation following the general election in 2017, “that this would be the most transparent and accountable government New Zealand had ever seen”.
Right to Life believes that this government is neither transparent nor accountable and that the reality is an artfully crafted mirage.
The government is ignoring the will of the people that it is committed to serve, they will not forget.
Right to Life
Media Release 7 August 2021
Right to Life asks “When is the Prime Minister going to make a formal apology to Pasifika for the continuing violation of the human rights of Pasifika women and their precious unborn?” The human rights violations inflicted on the community with dawn raids pale into insignificance when one considers the human rights violations inflicted by this government and previous governments on Pasifika women and their precious unborn.
The Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, is highly commended for her deeply sincere, unreserved and wholehearted apology on behalf of her government for the humiliation and pain inflicted on the Pasifika community by the racially discriminating government agencies of the 1970s that resulted in dawn raids and deportations.
Right to Life notes the readiness of the Prime Minister to apologise for the dawn raids initiated by the Labour government of Norman Kirk, in the 1970s, before she was born.
We believe that she should be more ready to apologise for the violation of the human rights of Pasifika people inflicted on their community with the anti-life Abortion Legislation Act 2020, which she initiated and promoted through Parliament.
Every year, more than 1,200 abortions are performed on Pasifika women by doctors paid by the government to violently kill defenceless, innocent Pasifika unborn children with poison, suctioning from the womb and painfully dismembering them up to birth.
These children are not overstayers, but are considered by the government as unwanted, the penalty imposed by the government is a violent death, their remains treated as medical waste. In the words of the Prime Minister this is “reproductive health care”.
Right to Life believes that the government’s actions inflict grief and suffering on Pasifika families and communities. Since the Prime Minister took office in 2017 more than 5,000 Pasifika unborn children have been violently killed before they were born.
The Pasifika community should refuse to accept the unreserved apology of the Prime Minister until she also:-
· Apologises for the failure of the government to recognise the humanity of the unborn child from conception.
· Recognises that the unborn child has been endowed at its conception by its Creator with human rights, the foundation right being an inalienable right to Life.
· Repeals in the Crimes Act 1961, section 159 Killing unborn child, which states that the unborn child is not a human being and does not have a right to life until it is born.
· Legislates for the legal recognition of the unborn child as a human being from conception with an inalienable right to life.
Right to Life
Media Release 8 M
Right to Life fully supports the International Women’s Day 8 March, to promote gender equality, and to oppose discrimination including violence against Women. We commend the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for speaking out against violence against women. Violence against women and girls is an international problem of pandemic proportions. Violence against women is always a violation of human rights; it is always a crime and it as always unacceptable.
Right to Life asks the Prime Minister “how can you oppose violence against women and yet support the violence done in abortion against women and their precious unborn? How can you say you are opposed to violence against women and yet say that killing a woman in the womb is not a crime but a “reproductive health choice for women?”
Andrew Little on 27 October 2018 made the following comments on Newshub Nation, in response to concerns about the options put forward by the Law Commission. He said in regards to the potential lack of safeguards concerning sex-selection abortions, that women are “quite capable of making these judgements themselves. I don’t buy into this argument that we should start working through a checklist of potential things, reasons why women might seek an abortion.”
Right to Life believes that this statement by Little shows an appalling discrimination against women in the first nine months of their lives in the womb. What in effect he is saying, is that he believes gender should be a ground for abortion. We believe that the vast majority of New Zealanders would be shocked by a Miniser of Justice making such statements which may be construed as his support of sex selective abortion
The Police in New Zealand received over one hundred thousand in fact, 118,910 family violence calls to be exact, in 2017. There were 13 women killed by their partner or ex partner in 2015. Violence against women takes many forms. It is disappointing that our community is in denial and refuses to recognise that abortion is violence against vulnerable women and their unborn child. An abortion entails an assault on the womb of a woman and a lethal assault on the life of her child. Frequently it is because the father of the child wants the child killed because he refuses to accept responsibility for the child he has fathered, or for the care of the mother of his child. Nearly half of the children conceived yearly are female. What greater violence is there against women than to be killed in your mother’s womb?
It is thus disappointing that the government and Parliament actually continues to sanction and fund violence against women by financing the violence of abortion under the guise of health care. The government should not be surprised if New Zealand continues to be an increasingly violent society with the worst rate of family violence in the world
If we truly want to live in a society that respects women we must first protect mothers to be and their babies. The first step in achieving this is to ensure that our MP’s stand up against injustice and Jacinda Ardern’s attempts to decriminalise this awful and violent act.
Right to Life New Zealand Inc.
Right to Life has just been made aware of an attack on the highly respected LifeSiteNews website, one of the world’s most informative and visited websites on life issues. We received this information today 28th October 2018. Right to Life relies on websites like this one, to inform of important life issues such as abortion, euthanasia and the attack on traditional values. Along with FB and Twitter shutting down a number of Pro-Life pages recently, we are beginning to see the sort of attack on free speech which is described below. Here is the email we received from LifeSite. Make your own mind up about whether censorship of those who express a view inconsistent with the current liberal paradigm has gone up a notch. So much for Tolerance eh? Right to Life believes we are going to see more and more of this sort of determined attempt to suppress the truth. Reads… [Read more…]
Media Release Saturday 21st July 2018
Right to Life is appalled at the government’s embarrassing inconsistency in defending human rights. While the Minister of Justice, Andrew Little is commended for his principled high moral stand on Australia’s Foreign Correspondent programme this week, he is nevertheless being hypocritical. He warned that Australia was in breach of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in its detention of a 17 year old New Zealander.
Andrew Little lambasted Australia’s lack of “humanitarian ideals” and its “breach of human rights”. He continued to hold the high moral ground by saying “it seems to me that there is a venal political strain to all this,” Andrew Little in representing the New Zealand government at the periodic review of our human rights by the United Nations Committee reviewing our performance on the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights at Geneva in April this year, claimed that “New Zealand has a strong human rights record”, but this is not so.
Right to Life believes that the honouring of Catherine Healy, National co-ordinator of the NZ Prostitutes Collective with a knighthood, “for services to the rights of sex workers”, is deeply offensive to the women of New Zealand.
The award was made by Her Majesty the Queen on the recommendation of the Cabinet Appointments and Honours Committee chaired by the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. The Right Hon Winston Peters also sits on this Committee.
Right to Life asks the Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern how she is promoting the dignity and equality of women by honouring the woman who assisted in drafting the Prostitution Reform Act, which has inflicted violence, degradation and exploitation on women?
It is making a public statement that our women are for sale and signifies that the government approves and supports young women selling their bodies to men to be sexually assaulted for their sexual satisfaction; this is slavery. It supports men living off the earnings of prostitutes and women prostituting themselves on the streets. It supports paid sexual attacks on women as work. There have been at least four young women prostitutes brutally murdered since the passing of the infamous Prostitution Reform Act in 2003. Prostitution and abortion both come from a culture of death, they both inflict violence on innocent women. Women deserve to be respected as the bearers of new life and the mothers of the next generation.
How many women must be murdered before Parliament repeals this appalling Act? [Read more…]
The Family Planning Association [FPA] in its submission to the Law Commission support the proposal of the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to take abortion out of the Crimes Act and to treat abortion as a health issue that is a reproductive choice for women, rather than as a criminal issue. The unborn child has no human rights until it is born. It should no longer be a crime to kill an unborn child.
The FPA with the requested law change intends, “to further develop abortion services to meet the needs of the community”. It would be a catastrophe for women and their defenceless unborn if the FPA developed its 29 clinics in New Zealand into killing centres.
The FPA claim that the current abortion legislation, “is no longer fit for purpose from both a health and human rights perspective. Women’s lives and status in society have changed since the 1970s.”
Right to Life obtained their submission from the Law Commission under the Official Information Act. The FPA submit that it is no longer necessary to have abortions authorised by two certifying consultants or for abortions to be performed in licensed hospitals or clinics. The Association believes that most surgical and medical abortions can be performed in community and primary care clinics including FPA clinics, with no specialised facilities required.
The FPA in its submission have:-
- Rejected the duty of the State to protect the lives of the unborn, its future citizens.
- Believes that life begins at birth and accepts the killing of the unborn up to birth for any reason including that the child was the wrong sex.
- Accepted the killing of those those with Down syndrome, up to birth.
- Accepted abortion up to birth for socio-economic reasons.
Right to Life asks the FPA how do you reconcile your claim to be advocates for women when you support the killing of women in the womb ? [Read more…]
Family Planning have decreed in recent advice to journalists, editors and media outlets that an unborn child should never be referred to as an unborn baby or child. In the first ten weeks of gestation it should be referred to as an embryo. From ten weeks to birth it should be referred to as a fetus.
Family Planning [FPA] claims that “the term unborn child is a recent anti-abortion invention and a contradiction in terms. It claims that the unborn child does not become a baby until it is born and that human rights begin only at birth.” It is implicitly denying that the child has a right to be born. The FPA reveals that it is the enemy of women in denying the dignity of women, motherhood and the status of the unborn child as a human being, a person and a member of our human family.
The FPA is at the forefront of the anti -feminist movement in New Zealand. It is incredible that the FPA are in denial about the humanity of the unborn child. Never before in the history of mankind have we with the aid of three dimensional scans been able to witness and marvel with awe at the miracle of God’s creation unfolding in the womb.
Why does the FPA have family in their name when they are the enemy of the natural family?
To promote the killing of the unborn child as a reproductive health service the FPA are committed to promoting the falsehood that the child is a clump of cells and not a human being.
Language is important and Family Planning is using language to dehumanise the unborn, to undermine the status of women and to denigrate the pro-family and pro-life movement. The FPA is denying that human life begins at conception and that the child is endowed at conception with human rights, the foundation right being an inalienable right to life.
The FPA decrees that the terms pro-life, pro-family and pro-abortion should never be used. The terms that the FPA are promoting are anti-abortion, anti-choice and abortion right’s advocates.The FPA also warns that a pregnant woman should never be called a mother or parent.
The FPA claim that the woman has a right to life and health and that the unborn child has no rights. The FPA support sex selection abortions and the killing of children with a disability. The FPA claim that it is wrong to use the term female feticide and”abort disabled children.” The FPA claims that “the right to life and discrimination on grounds of sex or disability apply only after birth”. The FPA claims that the unborn child has no rights therefore it is not possible to discriminate against the child.
Right to Life is campaigning for the government defunding of the FPA and its exclusion from our nation’s schools. They promote a false sexuality which separates sexual intercourse from pro-creation and promiscuity which results in teen age pregnancies, STIs and abortions as a back up for failed contraceptives. The FPA does not promote chastity nor does it promote the natural family of exclusively one man and one women.
Right to Life
Media Release Saturday 20th January 2018
Right to Life joins with the nation in rejoicing at the news that the Prime Minister is expecting the birth of her precious baby in June. We congratulate Jacinda and Clarke Gayford and wish them happiness and success as they begin their lives as parents. Our prayers are that she will have a safe and healthy pregnancy. We are confident that Jacinda will make a great mum and that Clarke will be a great dad.
Right to Life is delighted to see her unborn child become the lead story on the six o’clock TV news and in the daily newspapers. This child is destined to be much loved by all New Zealand.
Every child of course is a unique and unrepeatable miracle of God’s loving creation. We therefore give thanks to God who has deigned to invite Jacinda and Clarke to co-operate with Him in creating a new life. May God bless Jacinda and her precious infant. [Read more…]