Hon Tony Ryall,
Minister of Health,
Dear Mr Ryall
Termination of Pregnancy Services – A Health Service
I wish to express our Society’s concern at the terminology used to convey abortions in New Zealand. It is the practice of abortion providers to refer to the provision of abortions as a Termination of Pregnancy Service, it is also a core health service. This terminology is misleading and the classification of the killing of pre-born children as a core health service is offensive to many in the community.
The dictionary states that a service is an act of help or assistance. It also states that this is something needed by the public and to which they are entitled.
Right to Life is opposed to the terminology used to promote abortion for the following reasons: