Media Release 8 May 2021
Following the introduction of Jacinda Ardern’s extreme Abortion Legislation Act 2020, there were 120 abortions in 2020, where the child was 20 or more weeks gestation. This was 36 more than the 84 abortions reported in 2019.
One of these defenceless babies killed was between 35 and 39 weeks gestation. As pregnancy is considered to be full term at 37 weeks, this abortion may have been performed just before birth. This justifies our claim that we now effectively have abortion on demand up to birth. These statistics are a burden on the conscience of the nation. Each one of these children was a unique and unrepeatable miracle of God’s loving creation, endowed with a right to life and created to love and to be loved.
There were 13,236 abortions reported in 2020, 288 more than the 12,948 reported in 2019. This Information was obtained by Right to Life from the Ministry of Health under the Official Information Act.
The Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern loves children and has said that her reason for being in politics was for children. In March 2019 she said,” one of our goals and aspirations as a Government is to make New Zealand the best place in the world to be a child.”
This is pure rhetoric when her government has funded and authorised the killing of more than 13,000 innocent and defenceless New Zealand children in the womb in 2020. She is the architect of this anti-feminist legislation and Right to Life believes that she should accept responsibility for the increase in babies being killed, especially those in late term abortions.
The Ministry advised that abortion providers had failed to provide the gestational age for 189 babies killed. This is unprecedented and unacceptable. Right to Life believes that many of these abortions were late term.
There were 28 abortions performed by midwives in 2020. Under Jacinda Adern’s anti-life legislation midwives are now empowered to kill babies with lethal drugs. The government’s objective is to train midwives and practice nurses to do surgical abortions where the baby is violently and painfully dismembered or sucked from its mother’s womb. Why has the government perverted these noble professions that are dedicated to protecting life to professions that are being trained to kill?
It is absolutely shameful that the Midwifery Council supports and encourages its members becoming abortionists.
Midwifery is a noble profession that should be at the forefront in protecting mothers from the violence of abortion and being the courageous defender and protector of their tiny patient, the unborn child.
Private enterprise now also participates in the abortion industry with the Ministry reporting that Magma Health Care Ltd clinics in Palmerston North performed 901 abortions and the Invercargill clinic performed 400 abortions,
Family Planning clinics reported performing 257 abortions.
Right to Life asks this question: Is the Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, who is also the Minister for Child Poverty Reduction, unwittingly promoting the killing of the children of the poor, with the objective of reducing child poverty?
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