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Why Does the Prime Minister Support Violence Against Women?

Why Does the Prime Minister Support Violence Against Women?

Abortion is now a significant election issue.

Right to Life is disappointed that The Prime Minister, the Right Hon John Key, in response to the Green Party’s proposal to decriminalise the killing of children in the womb stated, “I personally support the status quo. I have been in favour of the right for women to choose, but there is a formal medical process around that. I think the balance is about right and I think we should just leave it where it is.”

Right to Life makes no apology for once again speaking up in defence of women and the unborn child. A National government under John Key, took office in November 2009. It is estimated that in the five years that the National government has been in office, that 75,000 children in their first nine months of life, were taken with the approval of the government, to a place designated by the government, to be killed in their mother’s womb. Their murder is an unspeakable crime against humanity and a preventable tragedy. It is tragic when our Prime Minister thinks that this is acceptable. Does he also accept the damage done to women’s health with a potential lifetime of grief, regret and sorrow? Does he also accept that having an abortion is associated with significant increase in risk of depression, a 155 per cent increased risk in attempted suicide, a 110 per cent increased risk of alcohol abuse and an increased risk of drug abuse.

The Prime Minister claims to support the “right of women to choose” to kill their unborn.

There is no such right enshrined in law, nor is there any such right upheld in any United Nation’s Convention or treaty. There is no such right and the Prime Minister should cease making such a dangerous and fallacious claim that is demeaning to the dignity of women and to motherhood.

The government should be fully aware that Doctor Christine Forster, a previous chairperson of the Abortion Supervisory Committee, told a Parliamentary Select Committee in 1995 that we have abortion on demand in New Zealand and that Certifying Consultants are using mental health grounds to provide abortion on demand. Unborn children are being unjustly deprived of their lives. The government like the preceding Labour government, to their everlasting shame have done absolutely nothing to stop the violence. The toleration of violence in our society commences in the womb. New Zealand is understandably becoming an increasingly violent society. If we do not have respect for the unborn why are we surprised that there is increasing disrespect for those who have been born? We will not have a just society until the violence in the womb is stopped.

The Prime Minister is asking the community to vote for his government in the forthcoming election for a further three years. We are being told that the important election issues are the economy, housing and employment. The fact that abortion is not seen as a prime election issue by the Prime Minister is a disgrace. The most important and urgent priority issue in New Zealand society, is what is the government going to do if elected to ensure effective legal protection for the weakest and most defenceless members of our human family.

Right to Life is not prepared to accept the status quo,with the prospect of a further 45,000 unborn children murdered; with the continued violence inflicted on our women; and with the continued violation of the human rights of our unborn. The time to act has arrived.

We call on the government to tell the nation what the government is going to do to stop the war on women and the violence inflicted on our women and their precious unborn. It has a duty to do so.

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