Terry Bellamak, the National President of the Abortion Law Reform Association (ALRANZ), is questioning the funding of pro-life organisations in New Zealand. She is claiming that the pro-life movement in New Zealand is being funded from the United States. This is totally false. Pro-Life organisations in New Zealand are funded entirely by thousands of generous members and supporters in New Zealand.
If Terry knows of any organisation in the United States that would like to provide us with financial support we would be pleased to hear from her. Terry Bellamak is the go to person for the media when they want comments in support of the violent killing of innocent and defenceless unborn children.
It should be known that Ms Bellamak who comes from Arizona, is now a NZ citizen and was elected President of ALRANZ in 2015, having taken over from Dr Morgan Healey, an Irish woman who had been working in the United States.
Terry was previously a senior executive with Goldman Sachs and now works full time for ALRANZ. Our research of the constitution of ALRANZ an incorporated society and its annual financial accounts reveals that Terry is not being paid by ALRANZ. This raises an interesting and important question. Why would a highly paid executive leave the United States to become the unpaid President of ALRANZ? Right to Life believes that Terry is being funded by the mega wealthy pro- death movement in the United States.
The inordinate coverage given to ALRANZ by the media would suggest that ALRANZ represents a mass movement. This is an illusion as a perusal of the total subscriptions received, shown on the annual accounts of ALRANZ, suggest that it has a national membership of approximately 45 paid up members; hardly a mass movement.
A reading of the constitution of ALRANZ reveals that the quorum for the AGM is six. ALRANZ claims to being a voice for women in NZ. Right to Life vigorously rejects this claim and we believe ALRANZ constitutes a clear threat to the health of women and to the lives of our unborn children.
ALRANZ denies the humanity of the unborn child and believes that the child does not become a human being until it is born. It believes that the killing of a child in the womb is a human right. As Terry has said, in abortion there is no baby here only a fetus. ALRANZ supported the abortion law being changed to allow abortion up to birth for any reason and in fact was concerned that the Abortion Legislation bill did not go far enough. As Terry said, “any reason is a good reason for an abortion”.
Terry appears to be confused about who is a women. She believes that men can have a uterus and wanted the law changed to remove reference to pregnant women and to replace it with the farcical term, ‘pregnant people’, Why is Terry promoting the war on women? Terry believes that all persons have the right to bodily autonomy, unless you are an unborn child that is. She also believes contrary to medical science that an unborn child that is being killed does not feel pain in an abortion until it is 29 to 30 weeks gestation, which is scientifically, nonsense.
The community should be aware that ALRANZ have been contemptuous of the rule of law. ALRANZ on its website are encouraging women to break the law and illegally smuggle into NZ dangerous drugs used for medical abortions. A warning was even given by Dr Pippa Mckay, an abortionist, that women were putting their lives at great risk and that women would ultimately die from this illegal use of dangerous drugs.
It is ironical that ALRANZ claims to seek law reform, yet they are prepared to encourage women to break the criminal law of New Zealand. It is time that the media recognised that ALRANZ is an anti-feminist organisation that does not represent New Zealand women.