In September our nation will make a decision that will determine the future of our country. This election is a watershed moment in our history and one in which we all have a part to play. We face the real possibility, of the return to power of a government that is both hostile not only to the sanctity of human life, but in fact also many of the foundational Judeo-Christian principles upon which our nation has been founded. The deconstruction of those values has been underway for decades but this government seems determined to complete that process. Ahead lies the very real threat of the legally sanctioned killing of our elderly and unwell. We also face increasing threat to freedom of speech and our religious freedoms.
Both Jacinda Ardern and Todd Muller wish to lead our nation as Prime Minister. It is a very great honour and privilege to be elected as the leader of our country. A Prime Minister needs to be a person of integrity and we believe one whose ethos includes a conviction that the lives of the weakest and most vulnerable persons in our community need to be protected in law. Unfortunately we do not see those qualities in Jacinda Ardern. Todd Muller commendably voted consistently against the Abortion legislation Bill, yet has publicly stated that he believes abortion is now with the enacting of that Bill, ‘settled law’. We cannot agree. It is not settled law, neither as slavery.
Who is best qualified to reaffirm the value of every human life from conception to natural death? We need a government that is committed to seeking the repeal of the infamous Abortion Legislation Act 2020 and opposing the killing of the vulnerable through implementing the End of Life Choice bill, should it be approved in the referendum. Society through its laws and social institutions has a duty to protect and nurture all human life.
The Prime Minister who presents as charming, attractive and likeable was the architect of the Abortion Legislation Act 2020 that declares that it is no longer a crime to kill a child before birth and permits women to kill their children effectively for any reason, up to birth. She also opposed eight pro-life amendments that would have given increased legal protection for women and their unborn. These included protection for children with disabilities including Down syndrome, who may now be violently murdered up to birth. She also supported and voted in favour of the End of Life Choice Act and the the referendum which if passed, will permit doctors killing their patients or assisting in their suicide. Jacinda Ardern also supported the first reading of this legislation, that would have enabled the killing of the disabled.
We believe that these actions alone disqualify her on moral grounds from being New Zealand’s leader.
Todd Muller is committed to protecting the lives of every member of the human family from conception to natural death. He has a commendable 100% voting record in defending life. He opposed the anti-life Abortion Legislation Bill and the End of Life Choice Bill. It is however disappointing that he never took a call to speak up in defence of the right to life of the unborn in the abortion debate. Neither did he speak up in defence of the vulnerable in the euthanasia debate. It is hoped that should he become Prime Minister that he will accept the responsibility of providing leadership in defending the lives of the vulnerable in our community. He who remains silent in the face of attacks on the right to life of the voiceless shares the guilt of the oppressor.
Right to Life believes that there is no place in our Parliament for those who are not committed to protecting the lives of every member in our community from conception to natural death. We believe that the Jacinda Ardern Labour led government is a continuing threat to the vulnerable in our community. This is not the great Labour Party of Michael Joseph Savage that was founded on a commitment to social justice and a profound respect for the right to life of every individual from conception.
Right to Life encourages the electorate to elect at the next election a Prime Minister and Parliament who are committed to protect the right to life of every member of our human family and to vote No at the referendum on euthanasia.
Right to Life
Authorised by Chris O’Brien, Right to Life NZ Inc., 363 Harewood Road, Christchurch