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…]
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 Watch International’s latest newsletter is posted below. Right to Life considers this summary of important news to be one of the best summaries of what is happening worldwide with regard to important life issues. Keep informed by following the summaries on issues such as abortion, euthanasia, ‘same sex marriage’, gender, religious freedom and many others.
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The Family Watch Newswire is a service of Family Watch International that highlights important news items and useful analysis on the family and family related issues from around the world.
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.
The idea that the only thing liberals wanted was tolerance was a lie. What liberals want is not to be tolerated but to totally control and dominate the culture. They are doing this through governmental legislation, through the judiciary and through taking over our educational institutions. The aim is to destroy freedom of speech and indeed religious freedom. While New Zealand may seem to be a long way behind the ‘progressivism’ of Europe and the United States, that does not mean we are not going to face the same restrictions of freedoms of speech and religion. In most western countries liberals are winning the culture wars and this is only the very start. Legislatures all over the world are bowing to the LGBTQABZ agenda.
We have been asked what does this have to do with a Pro Life organisation such as Right to Life? In fact this is pivotal. We believe that many people who hold a conservative worldview, are simply not aware of the threat that the ‘fruit’ of the sexual and moral revolution is to our very way of life. Those who refuse to bow the knee to the ruling orthodoxy will soon face the full force of new laws. No dissent will be tolerated. Unless we are willing to stand up our very freedoms are at stake.
This article is a re-post from LifeSiteNews and goes a long way to expand on why the liberal mindset is so dangerous to a civil society.
June 29, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — I was asked recently why, in spite of the fact that I’m more of a traditionalist than a conservative, I spend so much time detailing the dangers of progressivism in my writing. As I considered the answer to that question, I realized that I’d have to write a book to give an even remotely adequate response. In lieu of a project of that size (at least for now), I’d like to offer seven reasons that I believe progressivism is well on its way to destroying Western Civilization — if it has not already.
They don’t believe in freedom of speech.
This should be obvious to anyone who reads the news. When progressives are faced with speech they don’t like, they utilize every tool at their disposal to shut it down, up to and including violence — and usually while simultaneously playing the victim card. Conservative speakers on campus generally need a cadre of bodyguards for protection. Pro-life displays are frequently attacked and torn down. Some controversial speakers actually face riots, vandalism, and violence prior to having arrived and prior to having actually said anything—and even feminist icons like Germaine Greer are having their speaking engagements targeted for refusing to embrace the current transgender craze. One Pew Research Poll in 2015 even reported that 40 percent of millennials supported limited speech that offended minorities — and the categories of those who qualify as “minorities,” of course, are growing by the week.
They don’t believe in freedom of religion.
For years, gay rights activists insisted that they had no intention of forcing their views on anyone, and claimed that those Christians warning that the LGBT movement intended to attack religious freedom after the legalization of gay marriage were lying. As it turns out, the gay activists were lying brazenly — in one pro-gay documentary prior to Obergefell, 8: The Mormon Proposition, a number of LGBT campaigners bristled in righteous indignation, accusing their critics of deceitful fearmongering. A few years on, every single warning delivered by Christian activists interviewed for the documentary had already come to pass. With a few notable exceptions such as Andrew Sullivan and Jonathan Rauch, most gay activists and their progressive counterparts reject the idea of religious liberty entirely. President Obama and his liberal comrades took to using the phrase “freedom of worship” instead—“worship,” of course, being an activity that can be kept safely within the walls of a church and out of the public square.
They are willing to coerce you into saying words you do not want to say in order to enforce their ideological agenda.
From cosmopolitan centres like New York City to nations like Canada, trans activists are attempting to pass legislation that redefines human rights, freedom of speech, and the very definition of violence. Recent legislation in Canada, for example, can be used to prosecute people for refusing to refer to trans people by their “preferred pronouns,” an ever-expanding category that includes nonsensical words like “ze” and “zir.” This is no longer even restricting what people can and cannot say — no, trans activists want to take a totalitarian step forward and dictate what people must say. Their right to be called whatever they want — and they continue to make things up as we speak — is now, progressives insist, a “human right.” Not referring to a person by the specific pronoun of their choice, on the other hand, can actually be classified as “violence,” a word that will, in the hands of progressive activists, soon be rendered as meaningless as the world “justice.”
They are willing to take your children away — and certainly willing to threaten this.
Progressives believe it is a fun family day out to take your children to the Pride Parade, where they will be exposed to the genitalia of adults, half-naked drag queens, and simulated sex acts, but they also believe that they would be far better at raising your children than you are, because they are far more open-minded. Thus, legislation recently passed in Ontario indicates that if parents appeared insufficiently enthusiastic about the potential desire of their children to obtain a sex change courtesy of the trendy transgender delusion, those children could be removed from your care and placed in a haven run by adults who are more than willing to allow children not yet old enough to buy alcohol undergo genital surgery that will irreversibly alter their bodies. Progressives are not bluffing in their rhetoric — they’re all in, and your children just might end up being the stakes.
They only use science when it is convenient for them.
As I’ve written before, progressives claim to be obsessed with scientific data, but promptly abandon it when it no longer suits their agenda. Academics who point out that there is no scientific basis for the current transgender craze are thus shunned as hateful transphobes. Climate change models are thus impeccable evidence that we must restructure the global economy, but the ironclad scientific consensus indicating when life begins in the womb must be ignored. Even ultrasounds, embryoscopy footage, and medical textbooks are not enough to make progressives consider the ethics of abortion — although ironically, any effective abortionist could tell you all about the pre-born child in the womb. After all, he’s the one that has to crush the head and twist off the little arms and legs with forceps.
They see Christianity as more of a threat than Islam.
Ever wonder why progressives won’t refer to “Islamic terror”? Easy. They see the world in Marxist terms, and in their world, Western Civilization as founded by white Christians is always the oppressor and those with a bone to pick with the West are always the oppressed, responding to some injustice. That is why you will see more rage from California officials about states protecting the religious freedom of Christian bakers than you will in response to a mass shooting committed by a Muslim. That’s why the progressive response to another round of ISIS butchery somewhere in Europe is always “live like this never happened (unless you’re one of the dead ones, of course) because that’s how we win!” On the other hand, someone who expresses suspicion over the veracity of the claims made by transgender activists will immediately become the target of a left-wing holy war. Progressives have no time to get angry at Islamic terrorists who toss gay people off buildings. They’re far too busy being furious at a pizza parlor that declined to serve a gay wedding.
They are completely willing to destroy your life if you disagree with them.
Perhaps one of the key differences between progressivism and Christianity is that Christians believe in forgiveness, while progressives will happily destroy your entire life for the slightest of secular heresies. Anyone who says something that is now considered homophobic will have to either deliver maudlin apologies on the confessional talk show circuit or be shunned. Academics who cannot keep track of this week’s white privilege cisgender trans activist purity code and bump into the tolerance buzz saw are likely to be gutted like a fish — student mobs now enjoy using their reputation for physical violence to demand that professors they dislike be fired, immediately. Christian businesspeople who have struggled most of their adult lives to create a little bakery or other establishment can be a victim of the rainbow blitzkrieg in the blink of an eye. Real people are being destroyed by the #lovewins crowd, and they don’t care.
Progressivism is poisonous. They want the State to co-parent your children, and believe they know better than you do. They use science as a cudgel to further their ideology, and abandon it when it is no longer useful. They believe in the violent destruction of little human beings in the womb, but claim that not using made-up words like “ze” or “zir” is “violence.” In short: If you’re a Christian who still clings stubbornly to the orthodoxies that have defined Christianity for 2,000 years, they hate you — and they don’t have any problem saying that. There are many other reasons progressivism is dangerous, of course. But those few, I think, highlight why we must fight them tooth and nail for what remains of our countries and our cultures.
In response to a media release on our website concerning Labour Deputy Leader Jacinda Ardern sent to Chris Hipkins (pictured), the Labour Party MP for Rimutaka.
Hipkins sent us this reply:
Please take me off your email list. I don’t need to see your hate-filled propaganda.
Right to Life sent Mr Hipkins the following letter in response;
Dear Mr Hipkins,
I am responding to your communication of 29th April. you advise;” Please take me off your email list. I don’t need to see your hate-filled propaganda.
It is a sad day when truth becomes the enemy and is denigrated as hate speech and propaganda.
It is disappointing when a Member of our Parliament seeks to silence an organisation from exercising its right to freedom of speech which is protected under the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, the New Zealand Bill of Rights and the Human Rights Act.
Your accusation that Right to Life’s recent media release was “hate filled propaganda” is untrue, deeply offensive and libellous. The Oxford Dictionary describes hate speech as:
The Organisers of the Christian music festival, Festival One, are to be commended for protecting the families at the festival in January, by requesting the homosexual ‘Wilderpeople Collective’ to remove from their stall materials promoting the dangerous gender identity agenda.
They have given leadership to the whole community that we must stand up and defend our culture from those who seek to destroy it.
Today the family is under unprecedented attack from the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex, [LGBTQI] and reproductive rights movement that seeks the destruction of the family under the guise of gender ideology and other dogmas of the new world order.
The government without a mandate from the community, introduced in 2016, a gender identity school sexuality programme, designed by Family Planning and Rainbow Youth. This is the most intrusive and destructive programme of social engineering that has ever been imposed on our community. The new gender theory claims that the biological sex of individuals as man or woman is irrelevant to their identity but represents a “dictatorship of Nature” against their own self-definition, a dictatorship from which they must be freed. A person’s identity is instead determined by his sexual orientation and is therefore flexible, changeable and diverse. Pope Francis condemns this programme and calls this, “a war on marriage.”
God created us man and woman; it is our biological gender that defines who we are. The new ideology rejects God’s plan for mankind and declares that it is our right to choose the gender that we wish to be. According to advocates there are now a total of 112 genders to choose from.
Unlike the Christian faith however, this set of beliefs is imposed rather than proposed. This is the new religion that denies that we were created in the image and likeness of God. Man has now dismissed God as Creator and placed himself in the place of the Creator with the power and authority to decide what his sex is and what is his gender.
The new ideology emanates from a culture of death and seeks to distract men and women from marriage and the procreation of the human race. This ideology is being forced on us and it will brook no interference. It is being forced on us through the mechanisms of legislation and sex education.
We must defend the family, our children and our community. To do this we must expose and oppose the dangerous and evil gender ideology that is promoted by Family Planning, has become ensconced within the mindset of a number of our MP’s and which seeks to crush all criticisms of promiscuous homosexual lifestyles.
Right to Life.
The following post is a re-post from LifeSiteNews
The author didn’t want us to use his name because of fear of retaliation.
I am a Christian kid and I wrote this reflection when I was in grade 10 a couple years ago. With everything that is going on, I have to speak up.
The end goal of all this? To make sure everyone feels safe, welcome, and valued at school.”
Let me get this through your head: I DO NOT FEEL SAFE.
This idea that Gay Straight Alliances make a safe space for everyone, is false.
Right to Life makes no apology for speaking up in defense of the right to life of the unborn child the weakest and most defenceless member of the human family. Right to Life is therefore disappointed that over the last ten months the Green party Members of Parliament have declined to respond to any of the eight letters sent to them from our Society. The correspondence was seeking information on important life issues and clarification of the Party’s policies on parental notification, euthanasia, the decriminalisation of abortion, the “Inside Out” sexuality education programme and the Party’s proposal to restrict freedom of speech and assembly outside the Thames Hospital.
Those who govern do so with the consent of the governed. The electorate have an absolute right to know what policies the Green Party has that they hope to implement when in government. It is a serious threat to our Parliamentary democracy when Members of Parliament in the Green Party who we have elected to govern, believe that the electorate has no right to know what its policies are. They ignore us at their peril.
It should be a matter of grave concern to the electorate that the Green Party that hopes to be government with the Labour Party is the most secretive Party in Parliament. [Read more…]
Rapid social changes are currently taking place all across the western world in relation to the devaluing and re-orientation of traditional understandings of what it is to be human. From the push for global abortion rights and euthanasia to the watershed changes we are seeing in the attempts to redefine marriage and gender, we are going through a time of rupture of social norms. These changes are inextricably linked to an agenda being pushed by secular humanists who have since the 1960’s worked their way into positions of political, legal and corporate power. Now with the aid of the small but immensely powerful LGBT lobby they now seek to destroy God-given norms including sexual identity with the ultimate goal being to destroy the family as society’s fundamental building block.
The push to obliterate any distinction between men and women and declare that gender is a fluid concept that one can simply redefine at will, regardless of the fact of our biological sexual make up, is at the heart of much of this change. We ignore the power and influence of this group at our peril. Buoyed by recent victories in the US Supreme Court relating to Same Sex “Marriage” and the ongoing push of the Obama administration to initiate light speed changes to our social fabric around these issues, activists have plans to force their poisonous agenda worldwide. From the push of Hillary Clinton, using the UN as a vehicle to foist abortion up to birth as a global human right, to the emotional whinging of people like Andrew Denton in Australia and David Seymour in New Zealand, to bring about the decriminalisation of euthanasia, we are increasingly seeing man’s attempts to flout natural law.