Media Release 6th March 2014
The New Zealand Family Planning Association[FPA] in its submission to the United Nations Human Rights Council had the breath-taking audacity to accuse the New Zealand government of violating the human rights of women and girls living in New Zealand. The UN Council was meeting in February to review the performance of the government in its upholding human rights. Right to Life believes that the FPA is itself guilty of supporting serious human rights violations.
The UN accusations are very serious ones; they are an affront to our nation. The main accusation is that the government has not decriminalised abortion to allow for abortion on demand for the whole of pregnancy, for any reason, or no reason. The FPA claims to represent the women of New Zealand at the United Nations and to be the champion of the human rights of women. How dare they, this is challenged; the ideology of the FPA is alien to that held by the fast majority of New Zealand women.
Who then has appointed the FPA to fill this role? Nobody, they have appointed themselves. FPA is a business; its business is selling sex, and its objective is to encourage as many people as possible to be sexually active. Its marketing strategy is to seduce our children and to increase its client base by infiltrating schools with comprehensive sex education programmes that threaten the morals and health of our children. Family Planning claim that they promote choice; this is a charade, for they are opposed to schools consulting with parents to seek approval for the use of sex education programmes in school. They are also opposed to parents having the right to withdraw their children from these offensive programmes. The FPA does not accept that parents are the first educators of their children, for the FPA believes that they are.