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Its Time New Zealand Protected its Women and Their Unborn

22 January 2013

Its Time New Zealand Protected its Women and Their Unborn

Right to Life calls upon the New Zealand government to reject calls for the decriminalisation of abortion in New Zealand. Right to Life also calls upon the government to recognise the personhood of unborn children and the dignity of the human person from conception to natural death and to provide effective legal protection for the health and welfare of women.

The government should ignore the shrill voices of the Abortion Law Reform Association, the Family Planning Association and the Women’s Health Action Trust, advocates for a culture of death who call for the imposition of Roe v Wade type decriminalisation of abortion in New Zealand with increased violence against women. Their call in no way represents the interests of women and their unborn children.

Today is the fortieth anniversary of the infamous Roe v Wade decision of the United States Supreme Court. This is a day of infamy that opened the floodgates of hell with the striking down of the individual State’s legal protection for the lives of its unborn children.

The Roe v Wade decision is based on a falsehood, it effectively declared that the unborn child is not a human being and is the property of the mother. She may kill the child if that is her choice. There is no Supreme Court decision that has brought down on American women such pain and destruction. It is reminiscent of the notorious Dred Scott decision of the United States Supreme Court in 1857 which declared that negro slaves were not human beings and were the property of their owners.

Since the passing of Roe v Wade a total of 55,772,015 innocent and defenceless unborn children have been killed in the United States in their mother’s wombs. This is 3,820 children every week, all under the guise of “reproductive health” The killing of unborn children is promoted under the pretence that it is a health service, it is not.

Those who use Roe v Wade as an argument for their advocacy should be aware that the decision is founded on lies and falsehood and will in time be overturned. The Jane Rowe who was the plaintiff in the case was told by her pro-abortion lawyers to lie to the Court that she had been raped and wanted an abortion. She also did not have an abortion but gave birth to her child. Her real name is Norma McCovey and she is now an ardent defender of the right to life of the unborn.

The Roe v Wade decision was founded on a blatant falsehood. Justice Blackmun in his opinion for the majority argued in spite of the overwhelming scientific evidence, that it was not known when human life began. He said that if this question was answered to accept that life began at conception then the judgment in Roe v Wade would collapse.

Today there is no dispute that live begins at conception. In fact there never has been. Science knows it, all doctors know it, even abortionists know it. Modern technology has enabled us to witness the wondrous development of children in the womb. Why then do the advocates for a culture of death continue to use Roe v Wade as a basis for their advocacy for the decriminalisation of abortion? The reason is that the life of the unborn child is trumped by convenience, personal autonomy and self. This is deplorable.


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