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Abortion is the Ultimate Child Abuse

14 August 2013

Media Release

Abortion is the Ultimate Child Abuse

Right to Life fully supports the Minister of Social Welfare in her resolve to stop child abuse in New Zealand. The Minister Paula Bennett states, “We have all had enough.” It is pleasing that the government has a bill which will provide more protection for vulnerable children The legislation is timely as New Zealand has one of the highest rates of child abuse in the OECD. All New Zealanders will welcome this important legislation to protect our most vulnerable children.

Why is it that the government refuses to acknowledge that child abuse begins in the womb? How can the government say that you may not abuse your child after birth but you may kill the child before it is born? The Minister is rightly concerned that 50 children were killed after birth in the last five years but why is she not also concerned at the 82,728 children violently killed before birth in the previous five years? We will not reduce our child abuse in this country until we acknowledge that abortion is violence and the ultimate in child abuse. Why are so many churches silent in opposing the violence inflicted on the unborn?   

It is understandable that if we violate our prohibition against violence against the unborn the weakest and most defenceless members of the human family, it will weaken our prohibition of inflicting violence against the born child.

New Zealanders are deeply ashamed of our child abuse record, it is a terrible burden on the conscience of the nation. As a society we experience no difficulty in recognising child abuse and responding with horror, sorrow, grief and a determination to stop the abuse of the innocent and defenceless children. Why is it then that as a nation which is implacably opposed to child abuse we allow each day in this country the equivalent of two classrooms of children to be violently dismembered and killed in abortions in our Hospitals’ sanctioned and funded by the government? It is also violence against the mother. The government has institutionalised child abuse.

Abortion is the ultimate in child abuse, the unborn child terrified, its mouth open in a silent scream, heart beating furiously as it frantically endeavours to avoid the suction tube of the abortionist paid by the State and determined to terminate the life of the child.

We all have a duty to defend life; it is always wrong to kill the innocent. As a nation we are suffering from a crippling and destructive  blindness, a refusal to acknowledge the truth that we have a duty to protect the lives of all children, born and unborn, they are all members of our human family and God’s precious children. When will Parliament act to protect all of our children born and unborn?

Ken Orr
Right to Life


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