The election of Senator Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States is a victory for a culture of death. He is the most pro- abortion President in the history of the United States. His voting record in the United States Senate was shamefully totally pro=abortion and anti-life. He even voted in the Illinois Senate against a Bill that would have given protection to the life of a child born alive following an abortion.
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.
This year’s general election marks a crisis in our nation’s history. Under a Labour led government our nation has endured for the previous nine years, unprecedented social engineering that has damaged the moral fibre of our society. The community is warned that the election of a Labour, Greens coalition government could unveil a further round of damaging social engineering. This could further threaten the lives of unborn children, the elderly and the place of marriage in our society.
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.
A deputation, headed by Hugh Cunningham, asked the Taranaki Health Board to consider halting abortions at Taranaki Hospital. The statement was made in response to a challenge to the board in August by the Right to Life anti-abortion group.
This Association is now calling for the decriminalisation of abortion in New Zealand. They claim that the killing of an unborn child at any time up to birth is not a crime.
The passing of the infamous Abortion Law Reform Bill by the Victorian Legislative Assembly marks a day of shame in the history of human rights in the State of Victoria. The first duty of the State is to protect the right to life of all of its citizens. It has a special duty to protect the lives of the weak and defenceless in society. The State has an overwhelming interest and duty to protect the lives of its future citizens.
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