Media Release 27 January 2014
David Cunliffe, leader of the Labour Party has announced that should Labour be elected at the next general election, families receiving an income of less than $150, 000 a year will receive on the birth of a child, $60 per week for the first year. The Labour Party is to be congratulated for offering needed assistance to families. David Cunliffe in announcing this new election policy said that Labour wants to give children the best start and that Labour is putting giving children the best start in life at the heart of our social policy
This statement is challenged, it simply is not true. He is referring solely to children who have been born. The best start a child can have is to be allowed to be born. What then is David Cunliffe’s and the Labour Party’s policy on the right to life of our most vulnerable children, our unborn. Does he not understand that these are the weakest and most defenceless members of our human family?
David Cunliffe stated at a meeting last year to select a leader for the Labour Party that;
“I want to see a woman’s right to choose protected. The current law hasn’t been reviewed for many years and I think that it is now urgent. The Law Commission would be best placed to undertake this review as it is a conscience issue which splits across parties.” So he believes that women have a right to choose to kill their child before birth. However there is no such right?