The following letter has been sent to all NZ Daily Newspapers
Right to Life fully supports the Minister of Social Welfare in her resolve to stop child abuse in New Zealand. The Minister Paula Bennett states, “We have all had enough.” It is pleasing that the government has a bill which will provide more protection for vulnerable children The legislation is timely as New Zealand has one of the highest rates of child abuse in the OECD. All New Zealanders will welcome this important legislation to protect our most vulnerable children.
Why is it that the government refuses to acknowledge that child abuse begins in the womb? How can the government say that you may not abuse your child after birth but you may kill the child before it is born? The Minister is rightly concerned that 50 children were killed after birth in the last five years but why is she not also concerned at the 82,728 children violently killed before birth in the previous five years? We will not reduce our child abuse in this country until we acknowledge that abortion is violence and the ultimate in child abuse. The most dangerous place for a child today is in its mother’s womb.