Dear Sir Abortion Consultants
It is scandalous that certifying consultants were paid $5 million last year for authorising abortions. The top 10 consultants received between $120,000 and $224,000. Two consultants are required for each abortion and each claim a fee of $135 for a cursory consultation of 10 to 15 minutes. There were nearly 18,000 abortions in 2006. The law requires two consultants to ensure that abortions comply with the law and are authorised only after full regard is given to the rights of the unborn child. The most important right is the child’s right to life. The Abortion Supervisory Committee concedes that 98% of abortions are authorised on the grounds that the continued existence of the child is a severe threat to the mental health of the mother. The Committee believes that mental health grounds are used by consultants to provide abortion on demand for socio economic reasons, this is unlawful. It is a scandalous injustice that doctors are being paid by a complicit government to deprive our nations children of their right to life by falsehood and violating the law. Since 1999 the Helen Clark government has shamefully presided in silence over the destruction of 140,000 innocent and defenceless unborn children.
Right to Life New Zealand Inc.