Back in mid February 2020 prior to the passing of Jacinda Ardern’s Abortion Legislation Bill, NZ Family Planning (NZFP) sent a letter (see below), to all our MP’s in support of the Bill. It was signed by the leaders of 34 prominent national and regional organisations, many representing women.
Right to Life seriously questions whether the decision to sign this letter by their organisational heads is representative of the views of the majority of members actually working in many of the professions represented by them. Take for example the fact that one of the signatories to the letter was Allison Eddy, the CEO of the NZ College of Midwives. Right to Life doubts that the majority of Midwives in New Zealand would support their being required, as would appear to be the case under the new law, to not just be involved with, but rather to actually perform medical and surgical abortions. We think most New Zealanders, when they discover this, will find it abhorrent. Midwives are the guardians of life not purveyors of death.
Do the majority of members of the NZ Council of Women support our new laws which effectively allow abortion on demand up to birth? Again we have major doubts.
Right to Life urges those who value our unborn children to take action by contacting their MP to express concern about the provisions of this extreme bill. As we get nearer the election it is important that all those who uphold innocent human life do all they can to raise awareness and to push back on the encroaching culture of death.
President Right to Life
The letter reads..