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Media Release 29 April 2022
The government has been promoting and funding the suicide of vulnerable patients since the End of Life Choices Act came into effect on 7th November 2021, this is a violation human rights and must stop.
The government has an excellent Suicide Prevention Strategy administered by the Ministry of Health. The government is also promoting assisted suicide provided by the End of Life Choice Act 2019. Access and promotion of assisted suicide is also administered by the Ministry of Health.
Right to Life wrote to the Minister of Health, Andrew Little on 10 January on this issue. He requested the Deputy Director General of Health, Clare Perry to respond.
Ms Perry responded to Right to Life on 17th February 2022:
“I would like to assure you that the Ministry of Health remains fully committed to achieving the vision outlined in He Tapu te Oranga, namely to achieve a future where there is no suicide in Aotearoa New Zealand, and to the key outcomes of reduced suicide rates and wellbeing for all. He Tapu te Oranga is clear that collective ownership is necessary to achieve the vision and outcomes of the strategy, meaning that suicide prevention is a cross-government, cross-agency, and whole-of-society issue. In short, everyone has a role to play in preventing suicide. The Ministry also has a role in ensuring that people who are eligible to seek assisted dying are able to receive what is a lawful service, if they choose to apply, and meet the eligibility criteria set out in the End of Life Choice Act 2019.”
The community will be understandably confused at the government having two programmes: the first to oppose suicide and the other to promote suicide.
The Minister of Justice, who is responsible for overseeing both programmes stated in Parliament on a debate the Zero Suicide Aotearoa report. 8th July 2021, concerning suicide prevention, “If, as the report argues, the proposition is that suicide is preventable—if we accept suicide is preventable—then no suicide is acceptable. That’s the premise on which this Government has developed its policy.”
Right to Life applauds the Minister’s life affirming statement that should have the support of the whole community. We totally agree suicide is preventable and that no suicide is acceptable. Why then is the government promoting and funding assisted suicide?
The Minister of Health stated in a media release on 12th October 2021, “The health system is ready for the implementation of the End of Life Choice Act when it takes effect next month, making assisted dying legal in New Zealand.”
The government, which gave overwhelming support to passing the End of Life Choice Act, not only supports assisted suicide but is fully funding this new “health service” by paying doctors up to $3,000 for each patient that they assist to commit suicide.
The government’s suicide policy is incoherent, inconsistent and dangerous. The suicide prevention strategy admirably supports a culture of life.
Suicide is intrinsically evil, as it violates the Fifth Commandment, “Thou shalt not kill.” The promotion and funding of assisted suicide supports a culture of death and undermines the suicide prevention strategy.
Right to Life requests that Parliament and government recognise that doctors killing their patients with a lethal injection or assisting in their suicide, has no place in our statutes and urgently requests that Parliament repeal the End of Life Choice Act 2019.
Right to Life NZ Inc.
A national petition, signed by 15,407 concerned citizens opposing the decriminalisation of abortion was presented at a short ceremony at Parliament at 12.30 pm on Wednesday 20th November. It is believed to be the largest petition from residents of New Zealand to our Parliament on the issue of abortion. The petition organised by Right to Life was presented to Simon O’Connor MP by Fleur Utting and Philip Creed vice President of RTL.
The people attending were Philip Creed, Fleur Utting, Mary Pollard, Monica Devine and Martin Frauenstein. The MPs present were Simon O’Connor, Alfred Ngaro, Chris Penk, Paulo Garcia and Hariata Hipango,
Below is a transcript of the presentation made by Vice President Philip Creed to the MP’s.
Thank you for being here today to receive us. Right to Life applauds you for your courageous defence of life in opposing the Abortion Legislation Bill and the End of Life Choice Bill. Be assured that you have our total support in defending life.
We all have a duty to defend life. We are here today to present a petition to our Parliament to maintain the protection of the Crimes Act for women and for our precious unborn children. We recognise that every unborn child is a unique and unrepeatable miracle of God’s loving creation that is endowed at conception with an inalienable right to life. May our Parliament respond to our petition to protect women and the unborn from the violence of abortion.
We believe that this is the largest petition ever made by residents of New Zealand to Parliament on the issue of abortion, on the care of women and concerning the killing of the unborn child.
It is our privilege today to present to you a petition signed by 15,407 concerned citizens opposing the decriminalisation of abortion and supporting protection for women and the unborn provided by the Crimes Act.
This petition was organised by Right to Life. This petition defends our inalienable right to life, the foundation of our human rights. Since 1856 the Crimes Act, section 182, Killing unborn child, has recognised that the killing of an innocent and defenceless unborn child is a serious crime. This petition is opposed to abortion being taken out of the Crimes Act and made “a reproductive choice for women.”
The proposal of the Prime Minister to decriminalise abortion is an unprecedented attack on the sanctity of life of the unborn child. An attack on the right to life of the unborn is an attack on the right to life of us all. It is a denial that the unborn child is a human being endowed at conception with human rights. It is a rejection of the responsibility of the State to protect the lives of all New Zealanders from conception to natural death. Under the government’s proposal the child is to be declared the property of the mother. This is slavery and no person has the right to claim ownership of another person. If today Parliament can declare that the unborn child is not a human being, tomorrow Parliament may declare that other vulnerable human beings, those with dementia and Alzheimer’s are no longer human beings and protection for the lives such persons may be removed from the Crimes Act and killed and declared a health service.
The government have no mandate to declare that the unborn are not human beings and that they have no right to have their lives protected by the State.
in September Right to life employed Curia Marketing Services to conduct a survey.
One question asked when the unborn child became a human being
- 65% said before birth.
- 25 % said at conception,
- 14 % said at implantation
- 26 % said between implantation and birth.
A second question asked when should the human rights of the unborn child be protected by New Zealand law
- 17 % believed at conception,
- 10 % at implantation
- 28 % between implantation and birth.
This shows 55% of New Zealanders believe that the unborn child’s right to life should be protected at some stage before birth.
Why then is our governments removing instead of ensuring protection for our precious unborn?
The 2018 March for Life was held in Wellington on Saturday 8th December. It attracted over 1200 marchers of all ages from all over New Zealand. The march started at Civic Square in the CBD and ended at Parliament grounds. A number of Pro-Life and Pro-family organisations were represented as well as families and individuals. Marchers held placards and banners calling for justice for the unborn and their mothers.
Marchers walked peacefully and prayerfully from Civic Square, down Willis Street and Lambton Quay to reach Parliament.
At Parliament the marchers listened to speakers including MP’s Simon O’Connor and Alfred Ngaro, who spoke passionately about the importance to speak out about the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s plans to remove the protection afforded by the Crimes Act to our precious unborn children. Dr Ate Moala gave a passionate speech about the right to life of the unborn and the need for men to stand up and take responsibility when they father a child. Pastor Gina Sunderland spoke about the need for the Churches to become more fully involved in this battle.
The message behind the march was for all of us to be a voice for the voiceless and to love both mother and child.
Organisations represented in the March included
Family Life International NZ
Focus on the Family
John Paul II Centre for Life Christchurch
NZ Catholic Bishops Conference
NZ Christian Network
Right to Life
Voice for Life