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Libz Applaud Bishop's Private Welfare Plan

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Libz Applaud Bishop's Private Welfare Plan

Libertarianz Deputy Leader Richard McGrath today backed moves by the Catholic Church to financially support women who might otherwise choose to abort their pregnancies.

"Here we have a private charity willing to voluntarily provide money for the welfare of children as yet unborn," said Dr McGrath. "My party applauds Bishop Dunn from Auckland who has made this generous offer."

Libertarianz advocate the full privatisation of social welfare. The first step in achieving this would be to let people keep the money they have legally earned.

"If the state stopped crippling individuals by taxing them, there would be a lot more of this - people voluntarily helping others," said McGrath. "Why can't politicians let New Zealanders provide aid personally and directly to those in need, instead of forcibly relieving them of their money and deciding for them how it will be redistributed?"

Dr McGrath, who is a certifying consultant for the Abortion Supervisory Committee, will advise all patients seeking to terminate their pregnancies of Bishop Dunn's standing offer. "I support any move to legalise abortion on demand," he said. "But I will also back any change toward a welfare system that is funded voluntarily rather than at gunpoint, as it is now."

ENDS

For more information contact:

Dr Richard McGrath Libertarianz Deputy Leader (06) 378 8488 e-mail: mongrel@winz.co.nz


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