Media Release 25 April 2021
Mother and protector of the nation’s unborn?
We must never forget the supreme sacrifice that our service men and women made in order that future generations may live in freedom and enjoy their inalienable right to life. Throughout our nation there are monuments commemorating their sacrifice, which today we remember. Since the South African war a total of 96,241 men and women have given their lives in wars.
It is an illusion however, that we are now living in peace and we are free from war. Today we are engaged in another bloody war, not with a foreign aggressor but in a war against a new enemy, our own children. Why do we feel threatened by our own children in the womb, who are the weakest and most defenceless member of the human family? Pregnancy is not a disease, nor an enemy, so we must ask why has the womb become a battleground as violent as that at the battle for Gallipoli?
Since the passing of the Contraception, Sterilisation and Abortion Act in 1977, more than 550,000 children have been killed in the womb in New Zealand, so their mothers too are casualties of this undeclared war.
These children were deemed to be unwanted, of little worth. They are unnamed, worthy only of being a number in our abortion statistics. No tombstone marks their last resting place. Their mortal remains are deemed to be medical waste, to be incinerated in the same callous manner as the disposal of the Jews after their slaughter at Nazi extermination camps during the Second World War.
The Prime Minister and her government have accelerated this war against our own children. Jacinda Ardern was the architect of the Abortion Legislation Act, which has imposed on the unborn, the status of enemy and a threat to security. Who may now be killed up to 20 weeks for any reason and up to birth, if two medical practitioners consider this is ‘appropriate’. It is now no longer a crime to kill an unborn child, as in the words of the Hon Andrew Little, the unborn child is not a human being, it has no right to life until it is born.
Right to Life believes that In effect this was nothing other than a deliberate and blatant ploy to decriminalise the murder of our most vulnerable and to coerce women into believing that killing their unborn children is not only ‘healthcare’, but that to do so is their ‘right’.
Peace begins in the womb. New Zealand will continue to grow in violence and will never know true peace, nor can we claim to be a just society, while we continue to make war against our own children and support a referendum that would allow the state to empower medical profession to remove the life of their patients or assist in their suicide.
The government’s proposals are an affront to the sacrifices made by brave New Zealand men and women who gave their lives to defend and protect all New Zealanders from conception till natural death.
Our community would greatly honour the sacrifices made by our troops in war by repealing the Abortion Legislation Act 2020 and the End of Life Choice Act 2019.
Right to Life