Media Release 26 June 2021
Right to Life believes that the Labour government has made a fatal mistake in pushing ahead to criminalise hate speech. We believe that the laws being proposed will cost Labour the 2023 election. Other than speech that constitutes libel and words that directly incite violence or public harm which are already protected by the Bill of Rights, there is no place in our democracy for what is being pushed forward. The New Zealand public will not tolerate laws that facilitate state power to directly attack their personal views and liberties.
Right to Life believes that what the government plans for us is nothing less than the thin edge of the wedge of totalitarianism.
Right to Life will not be silenced in protesting the violent killing of our precious unborn children in the state funded genocide and neither will we be silenced concerning the violence inflicted on their mothers, the second victim of abortion.
There is no government or law that will deter us from being a voice for the voiceless. We will not be intimidated with threats of fines of $50,000 and three years in prison.
Right to Life calls on the community to rise up and resolutely oppose the government’s proposed “hate speech laws” that are both unnecessary and threaten our right to free speech guaranteed by the NZ Bill of Rights. Right to life believes that the government seeks to silence dissent in the community under the pretence of promoting “social cohesion.”
Right to Life requests that the Minister of Justice, the Hon. Kris Faafoi, inform us If it is his government’s intention to criminalise those persons who protest at the state funded killing of unborn children?
Those who do not learn from history must endure the pain of making the same mistake. We should learn from regimes such as Nazi Germany and Stalinist Russia that suppressed free speech with hate speech laws. Those who criticised the government were interred in concentration camps or executed.
We all have a duty to defend the sanctity of life of every member of our community from conception to natural death.
Right to Life believes that the government itself is responsible for promoting not only hate speech but actually conducts violence in our community by funding and undertaking the murder of countless thousands of our precious unborn children.
- Denying the humanity of the unborn child until it is born.
- Denying its inalienable right to life.
- Providing for a state funded genocide of “unwanted” children.
- Making the killing of unborn children a core health service with unlimited funding and no waiting list.
- Allowing for the killing of more than 13,000 unborn children every year, effectively for any reason up to birth.
If the Minister is really serious about promoting a socially cohesive society he should:-
- Repeal the born alive law which is a legal fiction.
- legislate for the legal recognition of the unborn child as a human being endowed with a right to life.
- Cease government funding of abortion.
Right to Life