On Friday 5th February P.A.T.H.S (Post Abortion Trauma Healing Service) had a Remembrance Service for anybody effected by a pregnancy or baby loss. The Rangiora Baptist Church hosted this service. A flyer concerning this service is available by clicking here.
Re: Annual Grant to the New Zealand Family Planning Association.
Right to Life commends your Corporation’s objective of providing annual grants to organisations in our community that promote the common good. I wish to draw to your attention the deep concern that our members and supporters have at the provision of a grant of $50,000 by your Corporation to the New Zealand Family Planning Association for 2006 and 2007.
Right to Life is totally opposed to grants being made to this Association. We know that the Family Planning Association is strongly pro-abortion.
The Abortion Law Reform Association of New Zealand, 2nd November, continues its propaganda in support of the Family Planning Association’s [NZFPA] application to kill unborn children at its Hamilton clinic.
It is always wrong to kill the innocent. ALRANZ promotes a culture of death under the guise of offering women “a service.” This is an insidious falsehood; it is no service to offer vulnerable women faced with an unplanned pregnancy an offer to kill their baby.
5 November 2009
Right to Life is hosting a protest march against the Family Planning Association’s move to turn their Hamilton branch into an abortion clinic.
This comes following the Family Planning Association’s (FPA) application to the Abortion Supervisory Committee for a license to commit abortions against unborn children up to 9wks. The FPA has previously stated that it wishes to use the abortion drug RU486 at its 30 centres throughout the country, which would mean the creation of an additional 30 abortion clinics throughout New Zealand.
“New Zealand already has an unacceptably high abortion rate,” says Right to Life president Peter Coleman. “The FPA wants to turn their 30 centres into abortion clinics, this can only lead to an increase in the number of abortions.”
“Look at Professor David Fergusson’s research that came out from Otago University yesterday, showing what we’ve been saying for years. Women are not being told of the dangerous side effects that they may suffer from following an abortion,” he says.
The research showed that having an abortion increases the mother’s risk of mental health damage by 80%. A similar study taken in Canada in September this year showed that having an abortion increased the chance of premature birth in subsequent pregnancies by 36%.
The march will start in Cathedral Square at 1pm on Friday 6 November with protesters walking to the Christchurch Family Planning centre.
Following our call for the Abortion Supervisory Committee to deny the Family Planning Association’s application for a license to commit chemical abortions with the harmful drug RU486, a new group has launched Stop Family Planning (SFP). Just like its US counterpart, Stop Planned Parenthood (STOPP), the SFP intends to expose the Family Planning Association of New Zealand for the pro-abortion organisation that it is.
The group’s current mission is to raise awareness to the FPA’s attempt to gain a license which would enable them to commit abortions against the unborn in their Hamilton centre. However it is clear from many statements made by the FPA that Hamilton is just the beginning, and that they wish to establish at least 30 new abortion clinics at their existing centres throughout New Zealand.
By allowing the FPA to achieve this, the Abortion Supervisory Committee (ASC) would be grossly neglecting their duty to ensuring respect for unborn human life as is stipulated in NZ law. An increase in the number of abortion clinics in New Zealand will inevitably lead to an increase in the number of abortions. This would cause our current downward trend in the number of NZ abortions to take an alarming rise. However the FPA disregard this fact as is evident in a statement made in 1977,
…termination of pregnancy by a registered medical practitioner within the first twelve weeks of pregnancy should not be a legal offence.
Stop Family Planning is involved with protests against the FPA’s actions throughout New Zealand, including Right to Life’s protest this coming Friday (click here for details on the Christchurch protest)
Liberty for the Pre-born joins the ranks among a growing number of pro-life groups in New Zealand. With the launch of their new website, this group’s vision is to facilitate an increased level of cohesion amongst pro-life groups in New Zealand.
The Liberty for the Pre-born website will provide a neutral zone where all concerned pro-life groups and individuals can network together and receive the latest updates. They write,
Through this website, we can alert all interested men and women from church leaders, home groups, etc, to the latest news about abortion in New Zealand. A key role is to promote local community activities and events that bring the pro-life message to the wider public.
…No obligations and no membership required.
Liberty for the Pre-Born is planning a nationwide dedicated day of pro-life celebrations in 2010 which all will be welcome to participate in.
Summary: Correct language is important to convey the true intent of the intended action. Throughout the document the word “termination” is used. This term is incorrect as it is not used in the abortion laws, the term used in legislation is abortion. The term “termination” or “termination of pregnancy” is used to disguise the reality that it is not the pregnancy that is terminated but the life of a unique human being. It is disappointing that there is no reference to the long title of the CS & A Act, which states that “…abortions may be authorised after having full regard to the rights of the unborn child.”It is also disappointing that the objective of the draft document appears to be to expedite the quick and efficient killing of unwanted children. In conclusion our Society requests that you give consideration to this submission and advise us of your response.
Re: Best Practice Termination of Pregnancy Draft Document
The New Zealand Family Planning Association has applied to the Abortion Supervisory Committee for a licence to perform medical abortions at its Hamilton clinic. This information was recently obtained from the Committee under the Official Information Act. The Association in March announced that it was its intention to apply for an abortion licence for all of its 30 clinics. Right to Life is opposed to the Association being provided with an abortion licence for the Hamilton clinic or any other clinic administered by the Association.
Right to Life knows that the Family Planning Association is strongly pro-abortion and unsuitable to be granted a licence to terminate the lives of unborn children.
Dear Mr Patterson
Re: Complaint against the Abortion Supervisory Committee
I wish to lay a complaint against the Abortion Supervisory Committee, for declining to ensure that women considering an abortion are informed that the abortion procedure
“Will terminate the life of a whole, separate, unique, living human being.”
Right to Life needs your generous financial assistance for the legal proceedings being undertaken in the Court of Appeal in Wellington on behalf of unborn children and their mothers. The proceedings are a judicial review of the performance of the Abortion Supervisory Committee, [ASC]. The High Court’s judgment found that, “There is reason to doubt the lawfulness of many abortions authorised by certifying consultants. Indeed, the Committee has stated that the law is being used more liberally interpreted than Parliament intended.”
“The Committee does in fact have the power to require certifying consultants to keep records and report on cases they have considered.”