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.
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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…]
Media Release 13 December 2017
Right to Life respectfully requests Members of Parliament to uphold the common good, to protect the lives of our most vulnerable citizens, the aged, the disabled and the seriously ill by voting to defeat the life threatening End of Life Choice bill of David Seymour at its first reading on 13 December.
The Crimes Act prohibits assisting in suicide and murder. These laws are there to protect the vulnerable in society. We also have a duty to defeat this bill to protect the lives of our children and grandchildren. We have inherited a culture of life from our forebears and we now have a duty to pass on to our future generations respect for life and a culture of life.
Deuteronomy 30:19 Old Testament.
Today I invoke heaven and earth as a witness against you that I have set life and death, blessing and curse, before you. Therefore choose life so that you and your descendants may live!
Today is an historic day in the history of our Parliament when Members are challenged to courageously stand in defence of a culture of life and in opposition to a culture of death. Those who vote against this destructive bill will have their names recorded for posterity on a Parliamentary roll of honour.
David Seymour and the advocates for a culture of death claim that this contentious bill should go to a select committee to enable the people of New Zealand to make a submission. This is totally unnecessary and a waste of Parliaments time. We have just had the issue of euthanasia dealt with for two years by the Health select committee. Why does David Seymour refuse to accept the findings of this Committee? He is the torchbearer for a culture of death that demands our complete submission and compliance.
David Seymour claims that compassion for the suffering motivates the promotion of this bill. Right to Life asks why is it then that he and the ACT party are not advocating for increased government funding for palliative care in New Zealand? Members of Parliament should ask why does ACT support government funding for doctors to kill their patients or assist in their suicide, but not increased funding to provide palliative care and pain control for the suffering?
Right to Life believes that the ACT Party’s objective in promoting this contentious bill is political power and increased seats in Parliament through gaining the attention of the electorate; this strategy has clearly failed.
David Seymour calls for Members of Parliament to back the ‘majority’ and support this bill. Right to Life believes that the majority of New Zealanders are opposed to this bill. The report released earlier this year by the Parliamentary Health Select Committee as a result of the inquiry in NZ of the petition of the Hon Maryan Street revealed that there were 21,435 written submissions received by the Committee. An analysis done by the Committee revealed that 77 per cent of submissions were opposed to euthanasia. The committee did not recommend that the law be changed to allow doctors to kill their patients or assist in their suicide.
Right to Life.
As any mother would be, a New Zealand woman was heartbroken when she learned that her unborn baby had numerous health problems.
But rather than comfort and treasure her child, she chose to have the child aborted.
The unnamed woman recently shared her story with The Spinoff, a New Zealand publication that is featuring women’s abortion stories. She justified having her unborn baby’s life destroyed by claiming that she did not want the child to suffer.
“It’s not a choice, it’s a decision. One that I made because I already had so much love for the little life inside me,” she wrote. “And because I chose to suffer all my life so that my baby didn’t have to suffer for even a second.”
The woman never mentioned what condition her unborn baby had, and she did not give any indication that it was life threatening. No matter what the condition was, her baby was precious and irreplaceable, and he or she deserved better than death.
Remembering the day when she first learned that something was wrong, the woman wrote:
She said ‘abnormal’. She said not to get upset. She said to call my midwife. Some words came out of my mouth, short ones like ‘OK’ and ‘yes’ because I knew my life and the life of my baby were about to change. …
Just days after that scan, my worst fears were confirmed: my baby had the disorder they’d suspected, along with other organ complications. They told me I was one in 10,000. That was the likelihood of this disorder occurring in a pregnancy at my age.
Was I supposed to feel lucky or unlucky?
My partner and I had already talked over the possibilities before hearing the diagnosis but there were still so many decisions to make. Which type of termination would be less traumatic but best for me. Whether my partner and I would tell people and how much would we tell them. Whether we wanted any form of ceremony. How soon to start trying again.
The woman even acknowledged that her unborn baby was her child and was a living, unique human being. But she still tried to defend the fact that she chose to have him or her put to death.
“After being reminded again that there was no going back after the next step, I took the pill that would end my baby’s life. … Three days later, in hospital, I delivered my baby. I became a mother, but I left the hospital with empty hands,” she wrote.
The woman claimed her concern was for her baby, but her baby did not have a choice about their life. They had no chance to say if they were suffering or that they wanted to live, despite their suffering.
In today’s society, suffering is being used as an excuse to kill the sufferer, rather than alleviate the suffering of an individual human being. Unborn babies with disabilities, the elderly, people who are suffering from debilitating conditions are being killed in abortions, assisted suicides and euthanasia. Even children now are becoming targets of euthanasia as well as abortion, supposedly because it’s better to kill someone than to relieve their suffering.
Human life is being cheapened by this notion that certain human beings are better off dead. It sets a very dangerous precedent when one human being can decide for another whether they should live or die based on their assessment of suffering.
Media Release 19th October 2017
Right to Life warns that we now have a government whose social and moral agenda represents a clear threat to the natural order of our society.
That natural order on which a health society is built, rests on a foundation comprising the natural family of exclusively one woman and one man. That foundation is under even greater threat with a new leader whose social agenda includes further deconstruction of time-honoured norms.
It is 75 years since New Zealand had a Prime Minister who was not married and that was Michael Joseph Savage. A Prime Minister because of their position of leader of our nation is a role model. It is therefore of concern that Ardern chooses to co-habitat with a man who is not her husband. This sets a very bad example and gives entirely the wrong message to our children and grand-children, that marriage is not necessary. Now that she will be representing New Zealand on the international stage her domestic arrangement will reflect badly on New Zealand’s reputation. [Read more…]
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Pro-Life Group Ordered to Stop Teaching Nurses How to “Reverse” Abortions. The California State Board of Registered Nursing has rescinded a previous decision and has demanded that Heartbeat International, a pro-life pregnancy help network, discontinue offering nurses continuing education units for Abortion Pill Reversal classes. Read more here.
U.S. Criticizes UN Agency for Supporting China’s One-Child Policy. The United States took the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to task for supporting China’s policy that has led to forced abortions. U.S. deputy ECOSOC ambassador Stephanie Amadeo stated, “As long as UNFPA supports or participates in any program of coercive birth limitation, the United States will not fund UNFPA.” Read more here.