5 October 2013
Right to Life – Submission
Right to Life respectfully presents this submission for your consideration. Right to Life submits that the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990, [BORA] section 8 be amended to recognise the right to life of unborn children in New Zealand.
In support of our submission is the case that Right to Life presented to the Court of Appeal in Wellington in our appeal against the judgment of the High Court in the judicial review of the performance of the Abortion Supervisory Committee. This document was prepared by Dr Ian Bassett Llb, of Auckland.
The United Nations Declaration of Human Rights states that our human rights are inalienable and universal. Our right to life therefore may not be taken from us nor may we relinquish it. Our right to life is universal which means that every human being has these rights.
The Universal Declaration recognises that we are endowed with human rights. That statement is recognition that our rights are given to us by our Creator, they are not given to us by the state or by the community.