Media Release 1 July 2021
Right to Life supports and encourages men to protect women and their unborn children from the violence of abortion. The Abortion Legislation Act designed by the Prime Minister, violates the human rights of men to protect the life of their child and the welfare of the mother. Human life begins at conception and fatherhood commences at conception. At that moment the unborn child has a mother and a father. It is an intolerable injustice that the law denies the existence of the father, he does not exist, he has no rights. Those who promote the killing of the unborn know that it is necessary to eliminate the father, the natural protector of the mother and his child.
The Prime Minister, the architect of this extreme anti-life Act claims that the killing of the child is “a reproductive choice for women.” Men also have reproductive rights, this Act discriminates against men. The Act attacks the family by denying that the father is the head of the family, its God appointed protector.
The government ignores the truth that abortion inflicts on fathers a lifetime of grief, sorrow and regret that they were unable to protect their child from being violently murdered by the State.
The abortion law gives no recognition to the fact that the unborn child has a father or that the father has rights. The child is not exclusively her child, it is their child.
It is the Creator’s plan for procreation that fathers have the privilege and duty to protect both the mother and the child. How many of the more than 13,000 unborn children killed last year would have been saved if their fathers had been permitted to protect them?
We can vividly imagine their plaintive cries for their father’s protection which were not allowed to be heard, this is an unspeakable crime against humanity.
Fathers have no right to be informed that their child is to be violently killed.
It is an appalling violation of human rights for the government to prevent fathers from protecting the life of their child from being violently murdered.
It is also appalling that fathers are prevented from protecting the mother of their child from the violence of the murder of her child in the safety of her womb. This extreme abortion legislation destroys the trust that should exist between men and women. How can a man trust a women to be the mother of his children when the State gives her the right to have the child killed, effectively up to birth, without his knowledge or consent?
The government is incoherent when it rightly holds the father responsible for providing for the child after birth while denying any right to provide protection for his child before birth.
The Hon Andrew Little in presenting the Abortion Legislation bill at its first reading told Parliament, “that we trust women.” The inference was that we do not trust men who are specifically excluded from this legislation from pleading for the life of their defenceless child destined to a violent killing at the hands of a doctor under the guise that he is providing a government funded health service.
With more than 500,000 unborn children killed since 1978 It is time for the men of New Zealand to rise up and demand an end to the killing of their children, the repeal of this infamous abortion law and the infliction of violence on the mothers of their children.
Right to Life