Media Release 2 January 2021
Right to Life requests that the Minister of Justice advise the community why babies of 20 plus weeks gestation are being killed in late term abortions for what we believe are socio-economic reasons.
The Director General of Health, Dr Ashley Bloomfield, recently advised that many babies post 20 weeks are being violently killed in late term abortions for reasons other than severe foetal abnormality, or danger to the life or health of the mother. Dr Bloomfield presides over the abortion industry in New Zealand and reported recently that District Health Boards had difficulty in recruiting staff for late term abortions after 20 weeks gestation that were being done for reasons other than severe foetal abnormality or where there was a severe health risk to the woman. Abortionists are not required to advise the Ministry of Health of the reasons for the killing of any child in an abortion.
The Hon. Andrew Little, Minister of Health, previously Minister of Justice, told Parliament when he presented the Abortion Legislation Act for its first reading, “The evidence is that virtually all abortions carried out after 20 weeks are because of severe foetal abnormality or because there is a severe risk to the women’s life or physical health.”
This information is incorrect, as both Parliament and the community were misled. Statistics NZ provided Right to Life with information that of the 76 abortions performed at 20 weeks gestation or more in 2018,
- 4 were for danger to life of the woman,
- 5 were danger to the physical health,
- 69 were danger to mental health, and
- 2 were for a handicapped child.
Right to Life accepts the evidence of the Abortion Supervisory Committee given to a select committee in Parliament in 1995, that mental health was used as grounds to provide abortion on demand for socio-economic reasons.
Human life begins at conception and every child is endowed by its Creator with a right to life, this is refuted by the Minister of Health, Andrew Little and the government of Jacinda Ardern, who reject the scientific evidence that human life begins at conception and that at no stage is it not a human being. This denial of the unborn’s humanity is a legal fiction which provides a smoke screen to hide the war against women and their unborn.
The Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, publicly proclaimed in 2018 that she was going to lead the most accountable and transparent government we had ever seen. Right to Life believes that the Minister of Health has a duty to the community to explain why it is considered “appropriate “ to kill a child in a late term abortion up to birth for social or economic reasons.
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