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Habib, Appointed to Abortion Supervisory Committee

Dr Tangimoana Habib, Appointed to Abortion Supervisory Committee

Right to Life is pleased, that Parliament has moved to recommend to the Governor General that Dr Tangimoana Francis Habib, be appointed to the Abortion Supervisory Committee. Dr Habib, replaces Dr Rosemary Fenwicke who resigned from the Committee in July 2010.

Professor Dame Linda Jane Holloway of Dunedin and Reverend Patricia Anne Allan of Christchurch have been reappointed to the Committee for a further term of three years. Professor Holloway continues as Chairperson of the Committee.

Dr Habib, a fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners, is an honoured member of her profession. She currently works as a general practitioner at Te Kohao Health in Hamilton, as well as conducting a satellite clinic in another high need area of Hamilton.

Right to Life is pleased, that this appointment has been made, and we are hopeful that as a doctor, committed to upholding the sanctity of life, she will bring to the Committee her medical expertise for the genuine benefit of women and their unborn. We earnestly hope that she will be a strong advocate for her Maori culture, a culture which places great value on the protection and preservation of whakapapa, the children of their whanau. Her advocacy of the need to love and protect our children born and unborn will be of great benefit to our nation.

Human life begins at conception and every child is a unique unrepeatable miracle of God’s loving creation. At conception the child is endowed by its Creator with inalienable human rights, the foundation right being a right to life. From conception the child is entitled to be accorded the respect and protection due to the human person.

It is always wrong to kill the innocent and we are all called to defend life. The unborn child is the weakest and most defenceless member of the human family and needs special care and protection. Right to Life wishes the new Committee success in defending life by ensuring that vulnerable women distressed with their pregnancy and their unborn children receive the full protection of the abortion laws as intended by Parliament in 1977.


Ken Orr
Spokesperson
Right to Life New Zealand Inc

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