Right to Life New Zealand’s AGM will be held on Wed 8th April at 7.30 pm 2008 at the Christ the King Parish Hall on Greers Road, Burnside.
Dear Mr Ryall
Re; New Zealand Family Planning Association – Licence to Kill Unborn Children
Right to Life is opposed to Family Planning being granted a licence to terminate the lives of unborn children. On March 11, the Association announced in a media release that it was their intention to apply to the Abortion Supervisory Committee for a licence to perform chemical abortions at it 30 branches. The Association’s pursuit of a licence to kill unborn children is bad news for the unborn and bad news for women. The Association is promoting a culture of death.
Right to Life’s Quarterly magazine “Footprints” has just been released. The current edition features articles on the election of the most Anti-Life president in the history of the United States; Latest report on our submission to the MOH regarding offering woman the opportunity to see an ultra-sound scan of their unborn child; Latest report on the ASC and our Society’s Report. There are articles on prayer concerning abortion and on the latest RTLNZ action regarding Embryonic Stem Cell research in NZ. News from New Zealand and around the world on Pro-Life Issues is also featured.
To download the full magazine as a PDF File (PDF viewer required, eg Adobe Acrobat). PDF Download of March 2009 Footprints Magazine (1.4 Mbytes).
There is an international campaign to withhold from women information that proves that abortion may damage a woman’s mental health
Advocates of abortion sustain the myth that it is safe for woman, do so to ensure that men can have sexual freedom by abandoning women who have an unplanned pregnancy and rejecting responsibility for the children they have fathered. Women should be seen as the second victims of abortion. It is understandable that Dr Margaret Sparrow is in denial about the threat to woman’s health resulting from an abortion.
In November 2008 Right to Life made a submission to the Minister of Health the Hon Tony Ryall, requesting that consideration be given to instructing District Health Boards in New Zealand that provide abortions to require that women considering an abortion be offered the opportunity to view an ultrasound scan of their baby.
It is the normal procedure in New Zealand that women considering an abortion undergo an ultrasound scan prior to signing a consent form for an abortion. Our Society has recently written to the 13 District Health Boards in New Zealand that provide abortions, seeking information on the protocol followed with ultrasound scans taken for women considering an abortion. The following District Health Boards [DHB’s], Otago, Hawkes Bay and Taranaki advised that women having an ultrasound scan were offered the opportunity to view the scan. But…
Right to Life’s Quarterly magazine “Footprints” has just been released.
The current edition features articles on the Crown’s appeal of the High Court Judgement; RTL’s TVNZ advertisement campaign; the lack of counselling received by Canterbury woman prior to having abortions; and the government’s imposition of secrecy on the identity of members of the Abortion Advisory Committee.
We have sent a LIFE ISSUE questionnaire consisting of six questions asking 288 candidates from the 9 major parties to the coming general election.
The interim responses have been collated and are presented here. The response rate from the major parties was disappointing but not unexpected. We believe the results speak for themselves.
The leaders of some of the parties, National, Kiwi, Family, Greens and Progressive parties have provided their party Policy Statements and/or general comments on Pro-Life Issues. Their responses can be viewed by following the links below. Please note that Right to Life does hold the letter head and signatures for each of the documents presented below which were received as letters to us as hard copy.
Right to Life seeks to raise public awareness of the plight of our unborn children and their mothers. To assist in raising awareness Right to Life has launched a campaign of pro-life advertising on Television New Zealand. The advertising comprising 21 screenings, features three adverts which will be screened in prime time on TV 1 and TV 2 during the period 21 -31 October. The TV advertising cost $20,000, Right to Life is grateful to its members and supporters who generously funded the campaign.
Right to Life have produced a series of television adverts informing of the plight of pre-born children in this country. Over 18, 000 of our pre-born children were killed by abortion in 2007, with a similar number expected to be killed this year.
Right to Life have produced seven adverts in total and three of these will be run on TV 1 and 2 in prime screening times in the evenings over the next week.
The survey is asking the following questions of candidates to the major 9 parties to the elections.
As soon as results have been collated these will be made available on our web-site