Media Release 1 September 2022
Right to Life believes that our nation has a right to a Minister of Justice who is committed to protecting the lives of every New Zealander from Implantation to natural death. If she is not prepared to protect the innocent and defenceless unborn why should we trust her to protect us?
Right to Life is disappointed that the new Minister of Justice, Kiritapu Allan, refuses to recognise the status of the unborn child as a human being endowed by its Creator with an inalienable right to life.
The Minister of Justice has a duty to seek legal protection for every human being from conception to natural death. As a professed Christian from a missionary family of ten children, she should be aware that abortion is intrinsically evil, violates human rights and is a crime against humanity.
Right to Life wrote to the Minister in June following her appointment. We make no apology for speaking up on behalf of the voiceless, our unborn children. We asked the Minister, if she believed:-
That human life begins at conception, that from conception the child is a human being endowed by its Creator with an inalienable right to life and deserving of our respect and protection.
The Crimes Act section 159, Killing unborn child, states that the child does not become a human being with a right to life until it is born. Do you have any scientific or other evidence that supports this statement?
The Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, promised us in 2017 that she would give us the most accountable and transparent government that we had ever had. Why then, is the Minister refusing to answer important questions concerning the weakest and most defenceless members of the human family? We will not be silenced and we will continue to speak up in defence of our precious children.
By voting for the anti-life Abortion Legislation Act 2020, she has made a public statement that she believes that it is not a crime to kill an unborn child, that its killing is in the words of Jacinda Ardern, a “reproductive health choice for women.”
She also believes 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.
Right to Life NZ Inc.