Media Release 28 July 2022
New Zealand desperately needs a Director General of Health who is a passionate defender of the right to life of every New Zealander from conception to natural death. Right to Life believes that there is no place within our Ministry of Health for the promotion of abortion and euthanasia.
Right to Life is disappointed that the Deputy State Services Commissioner has appointed Dr Diana Sarfati as acting Director General of Health, replacing Dr Ashley Bloomfield who will resign on 30th July 2022.
It is surprising that Dr Sarfati who has had the privilege of an elite Christian education at the Anglican Marsden Collegiate in Karori, Wellington, should be prepared to preside over the promotion of the war against women, the violent killing of the unborn and the killing of our vulnerable with a lethal injection. Right to Life believes that as a distinguished doctor and former student who is promoting a culture of death, she dishonours her old school.
Right to Life requests that the Public Service Commissioner appoint a Director General of Health who will promote a culture of life and oppose a culture of death.
A culture of death is corrupting the Ministry of Health and will ultimately destroy it and our community if it is not urgently eradicated. We are disappointed that Dr Sarfati believes that every woman has a right to kill her child before it is born, and that her child is not a human being with a right to life until it is born. Right to Life believes that her views on the sanctity of life disqualify her from appointment as Director General of Health.
Dr Sarfati will preside over the killing of more than 13,000 unborn New Zealanders every year by either poisoning them, sucking them out of their mother’s womb or violently pulling off their limbs and heads. She will be assisted by a special unit within the Ministry that has seven fulltime staff committed to overseeing the abortion legislation and to promoting the killing of our children which is in the words of our Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, “a reproductive choice for women”. This unit also presides over the promotion of euthanasia.
By accepting this appointment, Dr Sarfati will become complicit in the killing of the weakest and most defenceless members of our community and the wounding of women, the second victims of abortion.
With the introduction of the End of Life Choice Act 2019, on 7 November 2021, Dr Sarfati will be presiding over the killing of those with a terminal illness, being responsible for overseeing and promoting doctors killing terminally ill patients with a lethal injection or assisting in their suicide.
We continue to ask the Minister of Health, who should be promoting a culture of life, why he is imposing a culture of death on this department, which is corrupting and destroying it. We continue to seek the repeal of the Abortion Legislation Act 2020 and the End of Life Choice Act 2019.
Right to Life NZ Inc.