Family Planning have revealed their plans for the decriminalisation of abortion and the killing of the unborn in its latest media release made by Jackie Edmund their CEO. It is important that the community are aware of the anti-feminist and anti-family agenda of Family Planning.
Family Planning in the 1950s was in accord with the true feminist movement that saw abortion as murder of the unborn and part of the war on women. A Family Planning pamphlet at that time had a message similar to this one from American Planned Parenthood which read “Abortion kills life after it has begun… Abortion is dangerous to your life and health”… my how things have changed.
Right to Life readily acknowledges that Family Planning employs many good health professionals who sincerely believe that they are helping women. It is indeed sad that they do not recognise the intrinsic dignity of women as life bearers and the truth that if we care and love women we will love both them and their unborn child.
The infiltration and takeover of Family Planning by the pro-abortion movement was a great loss to the women of New Zealand.
Family Planning believes:
- That an unborn child is not a human being and does not become a human being until it is born. They warn that we should be careful not to humanise the unborn by calling it a baby or a child.
- Killing an unborn child should be a “reproductive health choice for women“, not be a crime and that abortion should be taken out of the Crimes Act.
- That we should have “a common sense, rational and medically informed conversation about abortion law reform”.
- That we should “put abortion care within a health framework, managed like any other health service which puts the women at the centre of the decision -making”.
Right to Life believes that Family Planning is not qualified to participate in “a common sense, rational and medically informed conversation about abortion law reform”. We say this because they refuse to recognise that the unborn child from conception is a human being endowed by its Creator with an inalienable right to life.
Family Planning refuses to acknowledge that abortion is violence against women and her unborn child. It refuses to acknowledge that abortion is not health care and that abortion is the only medical procedure that has the specific intention of killing an unborn child, a patient, and the weakest and most defenceless member of the human family.
Family Planning support Option A, proposed by the Law Commission. Under this option, there would be no statutory test that must be satisfied before an abortion could be performed. The decision whether to have an abortion would be made by the woman concerned in consultation with her health practitioner. This option would provide for abortion up to birth for any reason, as Jacki Edmund has said “any reason is a good reason for an abortion”. If adopted it would be the most radical abortion law in the world.
Right to Life continues to question the government as to why it continues to fund Family Planning, which is not only anti-feminist, anti-family but which is also actively undermining the morals of our children with its sex education programmes.
We must also continue to ask why the media provide an inordinate amount of coverage to Family Planning, as self- appointed spokeswomen for women when they do not represent their best interests. Family Planning is the major abortion referral agency in New Zealand and is probably responsible for more than 100,000 abortions since 1977. Right to Life believes that it is the intention of Family Planning to turn all of their clinics into abortion mills. We call on the government to stop making all of us complicit in the killing of our children through our funding Family Planning, by payment of income tax.
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