Media Release 26 March 2022
Right to Life is disappointed that the Human Rights Commissioner refuses to accept our complaint on behalf of unborn children that their right to life is being denied by the Crimes Act. Section 159 declares that the unborn child is not a human being and does not have a right to life until it is born, this is a legal fiction, and an appalling travesty of justice that is vigorously defended by the Minister of Justice, the government, Parliament and the Human Rights Commissioner.
Right to Life believes that human life begins at conception and that every unborn child is a unique and unrepeatable miracle of God’s creation. That at conception the child is a human being endowed with a right to life.
Why are the Churches not at the forefront in seeking justice for God’s precious infants?
Right to Life laid a complaint with the Human Rights Commissioner on 17th January 2022.
Our complaint was that the Minister of Justice, Kris Faafoi was violating Article 8, of the Human Rights Act, Right not to be deprived of life, by upholding the legal fiction that the unborn child was not a human being until it was born.
The Commission advised us on 23rd March 2022, that they were rejecting our complaint on the grounds that there was no connection between our complaint and the prohibited grounds of discrimination under the Human Rights Act.
Right to Life was engaged in seeking legal recognition of the unborn child as a human being endowed with an inalienable right to life, in a judicial review in a case against the Abortion Supervisory Committee filed in the High Court in 2005. Justice Millar dismissed our claim.
“The rule according human rights only at birth is founded on convenience rather than medical or moral grounds.” “A legal right to life would be incongruous in such a law, for it would treat the unborn child as a separate legal person, possessing a status fundamentally incompatible with induced abortion. Far from modifying the born alive rule, the abortion law rests on it.” “The unborn child has a claim on the conscience of the nation.”
How can the Human Rights Commissioner, NZ Parliament and the government continue to condone and justify the violent war against our unborn under the shameful pretext that they are not human beings?
When will their consciences oblivious to the silent screams and the suffering of our beloved unborn murdered every day under the pretext that their poisoning, being sucked from their mother’s wombs or being violently dismembered, is in the words of our Prime Minister, “reproductive health care. “
Our precious unborn children are human beings deserving of our love respect and protection.
Right to Life will not rest and will continue to be voice for the voiceless until Parliament passes legislation to recognise that the unborn child is a human being from conception and that it has been endowed by its Creator with an inalienable right to Life.
Right to Life N,Z, Inc.