Media Release 19 February 2022
Right to Life requests that the government cease permitting the torturing of our precious children. Right to Life is appalled that the government authorises and funds the violent torturing and painful killing of more than 13,000 innocent and defenceless unborn children in New Zealand every year under the fiction that this is health care.
It is indefensible that these innocent and defenceless children are subject to excruciating pain as they are poisoned or sucked out of their mother’s womb or violently dismembered. It is simply unbelievable that these children are not given any pain relief before they are executed.
Why do we not hear the silent screams of the more than 13,000 unborn children who are tortured and killed each year in New Zealand? The pain of these children is shared by their mothers who are forever affected by the suffering of their children.
A new report by Dr Bridget Thill indicates that unborn children may be capable of feeling pain at 7 to 8 weeks’ gestation of pregnancy. Dr Thill’s study, which considered research from medical journals published from 1936 through 2021, was published in December 2021 in The Lineacre Quarterly
This peer reviewed article concluded that the capacity for the preborn child to feel pain begins during the first trimester- and for anyone to deny this is “no longer tenable.”
The Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, the architect of the Abortion Legislation Act did not support pain relief for the unborn to be provided. Fetal pain is an inconvenient truth that compels pro-abortion ideologues to deny the excruciating pain and torture of abortion because to acknowledge it would require them to also accept that the child is a human being.
Is she not moved by the sight of an unborn child, in mortal danger, terrified with heart pounding, mouth open in a silent scream and frantically trying to avoid the murderous instrument of the doctor who has invaded her home, intent on murdering her?
Torture is illegal in New Zealand, it is prohibited in the NZ Crimes of Torture Act 1989.
Upon conviction a person may be imprisoned for a term not exceeding 14 years. It is also outlawed in the NZ Bill of Rights Act 1990.
Everyone has the right not to be subjected to torture or to cruel or degrading treatment. New Zealand is also a signatory to the UN International Convention against Torture & other cruel inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. Why then is the government not complying with its treaty obligations and upholding its own laws prohibiting torture?
It is intolerable to conceive that our hospitals, places of care and healing, are also places of torture and the killing of the unborn.
Right to Life NZ Inc.