The UNICEF report for 2020 places New Zealand as 35th out of the 41 countries in the OECD as the worst place to be a child. Sadly UNICEF is silent on the state funded genocide against our own unborn children.
Right to Life believes that this report it is an indictment on both the Labour led government and the previous National government. The Prime Minster, as the architect of the infamous Abortion Legislation Act 2020 emphatically denies that the unborn are “one of us” and the weakest and most defenceless member of the human family. She has to accept responsibility for scaling up the genocidal war on our unborn children. She is directly responsible for expanding the war to include the killing of our unborn up to birth.
While our Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, who is also the Minister for Child Poverty Reduction, appears to have a passionate commitment to reduce child poverty in New Zealand. she continues to target our unborn children, who are the most vulnerable children of all. The most appalling poverty that can be inflicted on a child is to deprive it of its life while still in the womb.
She stated in an opinion article in March 2019 that it was her objective to make New Zealand the best place in the world to be a child. Right to Life asks, how can New Zealand be the best place to be a child when one in five children is violently killed before it is born? She also said, “how vital the first 1,000 days of a child’s life are to their development and wellbeing.” How can you deny that during the first 252 days of her life that a child in the womb is not a child at all?
Jacinda Ardern also stated, “One of our goals and aspirations as a Government is to make New Zealand the best place in the world to be a child, but we can always do more. The way we treat children, says so much about what kind of country we are.”
Right to Life agrees and asks, what sort of country are we when the government authorises and funds the violent killing of an average of 35 children every day? Since she became Prime Minister nearly 39,000 innocent and defenceless children have been violently killed in abject poverty in their mother’s womb. This is a crime against humanity and a burden on the conscience of the nation. This is the tragic legacy that she inherited from the previous National government.
Why does the Prime Minister discriminate against our unborn children, and deny the reality that at the moment of conception we have a new human being, a child, that is a unique and unrepeatable miracle of God’s loving creation.
The Prime Minister in 2018, introduced the Child Poverty Reduction bill which had as its objective to encourage a focus on child poverty reduction and provide a commitment by Government to address child well-being. The bill was passed in December 2018. There is no provision in this Act to recognise the poverty inflicted on unborn children.
It is the duty of government not only to reduce child poverty but to prohibit the killing of children both born and unborn. The Prime Minister however, who believes that smacking a child is a crime, believes that violently killing an unborn child is not a crime and is a “reproductive choice for women”.
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