Media Release Saturday 2nd July 2022
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for justice”.
It is attributed to Dante, that “The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who in time of moral crisis preserve their neutrality
Right to Life is disappointed that the leader of the National Party, Christopher Luxon, who claims to be pro-life, has declared that, “I want women in New Zealand to have absolute certainty that when I am Prime Minister in a National government they know that our abortion laws are not going to be re-litigated or re-visited, that they know that funding for these services are going to be maintained”. He also stated,” I have a pro-life position but the reality is in New Zealand there is no need for us to change the laws”. This is not a pro-life position, it is aggressively promoting a culture of death and should be opposed.
Christopher Luxon stated last year on being elected leader that “abortion was tantamount to murder”.
Those who are prepared to kill the unborn should not be trusted to govern those who are born. If the National Party is not committed to protecting the lives of defenceless unborn children, why should we trust them to protect our lives?
If Christopher Luxon believes that abortion is murder how can he in conscience concede to accept the murder of 64 unborn children each day, totalling more than 13,000 a year?
How can he say that,” there is no need to change the law”?
The message that he is giving to the women of New Zealand is, I know that abortion is violence against women and your precious unborn, however I am not prepared to defend you and protect you because it is now settled law.
Christopher Luxon looks up to William Wilberforce as his model who succeeded in 1807 after 20 years of campaigning as a Member of Parliament in Westminster to abolish the slave trade in England. Wilberforce was a man of deep Christian faith who allowed his faith to motivate his politics. Wilberforce recognised the dignity of every human being made in the image and likeness of God. He rejected the pro-slavery philosophy that slaves were not human beings and that it was the human right to choose to own slaves.
Abortion is the new slavery promoted like slavery as a human right. The cry now is that the unborn child is not a human being, it has no right to life and it is a human right for women to choose to kill their child before it is born.
Right to Life believes that Christopher Luxon should now follow the example of Wilberforce and be a leader and a statesman in government campaigning against the violence of abortion inflicted on women and their unborn. He should recognise that human life begins at conception and that every child is a unique and unrepeatable miracle of God’s loving creation endowed with an inalienable right to life. His faith should influence his politics by committing himself and his Party to the abolition of abortion. New Zealand desperately needs a statesman who is concerned for the next generation, not a politician who is concerned about the next election.
Right to Life N.Z. Inc.