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Wonaac’s Smear Tactics Against Pro-life Group


The Society for Promotion of Community Standards Inc.

Media Release 11 May 2009

Wonaac’s Smear Tactics Against Pro-life Group

The Women’s National Abortion Action Campaign (WONAAC) which has for years been promoting abortion as a woman’s right, issued a press release today that calls on “the news media” to “help [their lobby group] uncover the source of Right to Life’s funding [and] make clear [to the public] the group’s full agenda.” Most will see this for what it is - a last minute desperate smear campaign directed at a properly constituted Incorporated Society that publicly discloses its audited financial accounts every year via the Companies website, as well as its objectives. It is clearly a blatant attempt to influence the Court of Appeal by casting doubt on the integrity of a group committed to safeguarding defenseless unborn children against the sordid death culture of the abortion industry and its highly paid State-funded practitioners.

On Tuesday and Wednesday this week Right to Life will seek to defend a ruling of a High Court Judge – Justice Forrest Miller - that questioned the legality of many abortions in New Zealand that had been, and continue to be, sanctioned by certifying consultants under the supposed ‘watchful eye’ of the Abortion Supervisory Committee (ASC). Under their ‘watch’ the number of annual abortions has risen alarmingly to over 18,500. The ASC has appealed against the High Court ruling that questioned the legality of many abortions in New Zealand and Right-to-Life is seeking to have the decision upheld by the Court of Appeal, as it is entitled to do. Right-to-Life clearly draws its financial support from its hundreds of members and others supported of its objectives, including the Society for Promotion of Community Standards Inc (SPCS). Women who have had abortions and now regret it and suffer long-term consequences are also among those who support Right-to-Life.

WONAAC spokeswoman Di Cleary has demanded the media uncover the so-called secrets concerning those who are “bank-rolling its [Right-to-Life] efforts to end New Zealand women’s access to safe abortions.” This is the same woman who on International Women's Day in 2006, demanded that all male MPs promote condom use instead of considering a Private Member’s Bill by Labour Cabinet Minister George Hawkins that sought to tighten up legislation on abortions. The Bill sought to ensure more education and counselling for women who go for multiple abortions and have expected the State to continue to fund their socially irresponsible lifestyles.

WONAAC spokeswoman Di Cleary had the gall to blame hard-working MPs for failing to create a culture of condom use and sought to subvert the democratic rights of supporters of the Bill to have it considered by a select committee. WONAAC and its bedmate the Abortion Law Reform Association, have for years led an anti-life campaign that has failed to stem the rapid rise in abortions nation-wide. These groups are so besotted by the flawed assumption that throwing countless condoms at the problem will solve it, that they have been deaf and blind to the shameful eradication of our weakest and most vulnerable – tens of thousands of unborn children.

At a time when there is a dearth of children available for adoption to loving a responsible parents who are unable to have their own, the State continues to fund the abortion industry while Right-to-Life relies on membership donations to call into account via the Courts, the out-of-control rate of abortions in this country and the actions of the monitoring body (ASC) set up to protect those unable to speak for themselves – our unborn.

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