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Dr Sparrow Awarded Queen's Birthday Honours



4 JUNE 2002


Dr Margaret Sparrow MBE has been awarded the high honour of Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to medicine and the Community. Right To Life-New Zealand considers the honour as inappropriate and deplorable. It gives offence to many New Zealanders.

Dr Sparrow (A Family Planning Doctor) was for many years employed to perform abortions at the Parkview Abortion Clinic where more than 2000 abortions were performed each year.

This is not a service to unborn children, to the community, or women. Dr Christine Forster, previously Chairperson of the Abortion Supervisory Committee, stated in November 2000 that Parkview was one of the centres where abortion on demand was available. Abortion on demand is a violation of New Zealand's abortion laws.

Dr Sparrow is also a director and major shareholder Istar Ltd (named after Istar or Ishtar the aggressive Babylonian female deity), the Wellington firm set up to import the French abortion pill RU 486 into New Zealand. The sole purpose of this drug is to destroy innocent and helpless children before birth. This also is not a service to medicine, the community and to mothers and their unborn children.

The Labour Alliance Government has honoured Dr Sparrow for work which is seen by many New Zealanders as promoting a culture of death.

Peter Coleman Right To Life-NZ Committee

Ken Orr Political Advisor to Right To Life-NZ Committee

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