The Ministry of Justice has refused a request under the Official Information Act to provide the names and qualifications of persons appointed by the Abortion Supervisory Committee to a new advisory committee. Right to Life is disappointed that its request for this information has been refused. It represents a serious threat to our civil liberties. The public have a right in a free society to know who are appointed to government bodies and to know what their qualifications are. The secret members of this committee are appointed by the Abortion Supervisory Committee under the authority of the Contraception Sterilisation and Abortion Act. Members are paid for their services from the public purse.
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’?
WhistleNew Zealand has launched it’s new website, (Click here to visit the site), with the aim of signing up people who are willing to intercede to bring an end to abortion. Their target is to get intercessors in 100 New Zealand towns. With this aim the website provides a means for people to regsister their interest and to be informed about this initiative. The site provides a map showing towns and as people sign up a red heart will be shown next to the town’s name. [Read more…]
Up to 200 delegates representing almost 70 family-focused organisations are gathering in Auckland tomorrow (Monday) for the third annual NZ Forum on the Family, hosted by Family First NZ.
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: