ABORTION – 40 days prayer/fasting: 10 Oct – 18 Nov
THE BIG AIM: is to pray in 100 cities/towns in NZ
I have a map of NZ and a list of 100 cities/towns.
I believe God is looking for those who will stand in the gap in our 40 days prayer/fasting
More than two thirds of the women who had an abortion at Lyndhurst and Christchurch Women’s Hospitals in 2006/2007 did not receive counselling at the hospitals before having an abortion. [Read more…]
Steve Dunne of the Jeremiah Trust is committed to the cause of the unborn child in this country. His organisation has produced 18,000 copies of a poster entitled “The challenge of the 18,000”. He makes the following statement.
“For a land whose tourism board advertises itself as 100 pure, nothing could be further than the truth. New Zealand has blood on its self righteous hands from 18,000 unborn babies each year who are killed. Even if children survive the horror of abortion the culture of death continues to brood over the 30,000 CYF’s uplifts of children who are abused beaten and bruised by parents, care-givers and relatives.
Steve calls for an end to the oppression of abortion and child abuse and to this end he has produced this poster that calls for all Christians in this country to call out and to pray to God for and end to this horror.
The poster can be downloaded as a PDF document by clicking here.
Media Release 23rd August 2008
The Abortion Supervisory Committee is blatantly 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 Wellington on 9 June stated that “there is reason to doubt the lawfulness of many abortions authorised by certifying consultants, we have abortion on request.”
Justice Miller confirmed that “the Committee does in fact have the power to hold certifying consultants accountable for the lawfulness of abortions they authorise and to question them why they are using mental health grounds to authorise 98% of abortions. [Read more…]
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:
Focus on the Family New Zealand will be holding their first All for Life Conference in Nelson this October. Details are given below.
This conference will be held at the Tahuna Beach Function Centre, Nelson, from October 24–26th (Labour Weekend)
Focus on the Family believe that human life is created by God in His image. It is of inestimable worth and significance in all its dimensions, including the pre-born, the aged, those deemed unattractive, the physically or mentally challenged, and every other condition in which humanness is expressed from the single cell stage of development to natural death. Christians are therefore called to defend, protect, and value all human life. So we’d love you to join us for the inaugural All 4 Life Conference
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)
Crown counsel acting for the Abortion Supervisory Committee has advised that the Committee had lodged an appeal with the Court of Appeal.
This appeal is from the judgment of Justice Forrest Miller delivered on 9 June 2008 at the completion of a Judicial Review of the Abortion Supervisory Committee in the High Court in Wellington.
The judgment found 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” Justice Miller 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 Forster’s view that New Zealand essentially has abortion on request.” The Court held that the Committee does in fact have the power to review and scrutinise the decisions of certifying consultants and to require them to keep records and question them on the use of the mental health ground to authorise 98% of the abortions in New Zealand.