The fact that school students under sixteen are having abortions and that school counsellors have knowledge and play a part in this, when parents do not is of serious concern. This situation highlights the growing interference of the state in the lives of families and the usurping of the parental role. We ask if the counsellors and health officials involved in procurring abortions for these young women will be around to ‘pick up the pieces’?
Whistle a branch of HealNZ 24/7 prayer is organising a specific prayer focus on Abortion in NZ. A 40 day session of prayer and fasting is being organised by Sue Rowe and the Whistle team from Hamilton between Friday 10th October to Tuesday 18th November.
The event is to be commenced with a regional Solemn Assembly between 10th to 12th October which will launch the 40 days.
The main reason for the dates are as follows:
15 August 2008
Right to Life New Zealand asks when is the Abortion Supervisory Committee going to fulfil it’s statutory duty to protect the health and welfare of women and to ensure that all abortions are lawful.
The Abortion Supervisory Committee is deliberately ignoring a High Court judgment that put the Committee on notice for failing to fulfil its statutory duties. Justice Miller in the High Court in his judgment on 9 June stated that; “there is reason to doubt the lawfulness of many abortions authorised by certifying consultants. Indeed, the Committee itself has stated that the law is being used more liberally than Parliament intended.” He also stated that “In my opinion, the statistics and the Committee’s comments over the years since the Court of Appeal made that observation do give rise to powerful misgivings about the lawfulness of many abortions. They tend to confirm Dr Christine Forster’s view that New Zealand essentially has abortion on request.” Dr Forster was the chairperson of the Abortion Supervisory Committee.
Click on this link to download the July 2008 issue as a PDF document (1.52 MB)
"A Woman’s Right to Know" is a downloadable PDF document available to women who are considering an abortion. While it has been produced for woman in the State of Texas, the content is very suitable for NZ woman. The booklet details medical risks of abortion and possible side affects.
Radio New Zealand will be featuring an interview with Ken Orr of Right to Life New Zealand, Gordon Copeland of The Kiwi Party and Margaret Sparrow, former prominent abortionist and President of ALRANZ, the Abortion Law Reform Association of NZ. The interview also will involve a woman who regrets an earlier abortion.
The subject of the programme will be 30 Years of Abortion in New Zealand.
The programme will begin on Sunday 29th at 8.12 am and will be repeated on Monday 30th at 9.06 am.
It may be available as a podcast for download following the programme by following this link
TV One’s Willie Jackson will be interviewing Right to Life spokesperson Ken Orr on the topic of Euthanasia on the Eye to Eye programme (Sunday 15th June at 11.30 am). The interview will include discussion with Leslie Martin (Dignity New Zealand) and Jack Jones (Voluntary Euthanasia Society). The interview is bound to contain heated debate and air many of the arguments surrounding this important and controversial topic. Ken Orr will present arguments as to why NZ should never legalise the killing of it’s citizens, regardless of the seemingly humanitarian arguments that we now hear being put forward.
Right to Life New Zealand is disappointed that the book “The Peaceful Pill” has been approved with an R18 classification. It should have been banned as objectionable as the book deals extensively with suicide methods.
The book has no redeeming features; it is an enticement to commit suicide, a threat to the lives of the vulnerable in society and is injurious to the common good. The book unashamedly promotes a culture of death and is opposed to a culture of life by giving details on how to commit suicide and how to travel to Mexico to obtain the lethal prohibited class C drug Nembutal.
Right to Life New Zealand’s Annual General Meeting will be held at Christ The King Parish Centre at 90 Greers Road Burnside on Thursday 24th April 2008 at 7.30 pm