Posts Tagged ‘Right to Life’

Jacinda Ardern avoiding Official Information Act request Comments 0

Monday, February 11th, 2019
Jacinda Ardern Official Information Act request

Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern has declined to answer important Official Information Act questions on public policy sent to her by Right to Life. The principle questions asked were:- Is it still your policy to retain a restriction on abortions imposed at 20 weeks gestation in the Crimes Act section 187A in your proposed legislation to Read more

Abortion lobby group complains to Human Rights Commission Comments 0

Monday, October 8th, 2018
Human Rights Commission

Six women who have sought abortion care and lobby group The Abortion Law Reform Association (ALRANZ), have taken a complaint to the Human Rights Commission alleging abortion laws discriminate against pregnant people. “ALRANZ is joined by five individual complainants whose experiences illustrate how New Zealand’s current abortion laws discriminate against women and pregnant people, resulting Read more

Jane Roe, legal abortion, and a change of heart Comments 0

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

When Flip Benham opened an office of his antiabortion group next door to an abortion clinic that employed Norma McCorvey, the two saw each other through the cliches of their respective ideologies. McCorvey, also known as “Jane Roe” of Roe v. Wade, saw Benham’s group as “vicious, mean-spirited, fire-breathing, sanctimonious, self-righteous, bigoted hypocrites,” she would Read more

Little re-affirms Labour will not introduce euthanasia legislation Comments 0

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Right to Life has commended Labour leader Andrew Little for once again confirming that Labour will not be introducing a private members bill on Euthanasia. In letter to the secretary of Right to Life written in December last year Little said, “Labour’s position is to support the cross-party select committee inquiry”. “Euthanasia is a conscience Read more

Right to Life say Green Party hasn’t responded any of their 8 letters Comments 0

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Green party Members of Parliament have declined to respond to any of the eight letters sent to them by Right to life. The correspondence was seeking information on important life issues and clarification of the Party’s policies on parental notification, euthanasia, the decriminalisation of abortion, the “Inside Out” sexuality education programme and the Party’s proposal Read more

Assisted Suicide – any law change needs an opt out clause Comments 0

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016
assisted suicide

New Zealand’s Human Rights Commission has given the “orange light” to assisted suicide. However, it say  the government should proceed with caution and only if strict safeguards are in place. The Commission recommends an opt out clause for medical staff and pharmacists who do not want to take part in the process should assisted suicide Read more

Why Right to Life opposes euthanasia Comments 0

Friday, August 26th, 2016

Right to Life is opposed to the law being changed to allow doctors to kill their patients or assist in their suicide. Right to Life is a “whole of life” pro-life organisation, meaning we seek to uphold the right to life of every human being from conception to natural death. The United Nations Declaration of Human Read more

Assisted suicide supporters have elitist view of political discourse Comments 2

Friday, August 26th, 2016
end of life choice

The insinuation that the views of people with a faith perspective don’t count or count less is nothing more than an example of bigotry says the Director of The Nathaniel Bioethics Centre, Dr John Kleinsman. He is surprised and appalled at the disingenuous tactics being employed by assisted suicide supporters, saying they are a smoke screen, a Read more

Greens say banning abortion protests worth thinking about Comments 2

Friday, August 19th, 2016

Green MP Jan Logie says it is worth debating whether New Zealand should ban protests around abortion clinics, similar to those enforced in some Australian states. In the Australian states of Tasmania and Victoria, filming, intimidation and protests are banned within 150m of abortion centres. In New South Wales, a bill to provide a 150m Read more

Abortion: Family planning Association doesn’t represent interests of women Comments 0

Friday, August 5th, 2016

The Family Planning Association (FPA) is not representing the interests of women by once more calling upon the government to decriminalise abortion say Ken Orr, spokesman for Right to life. Jackie Edmond, CEO of the Family Planning Association thinks abortion should be considered as a health issue. She is calling on the government remove the Read more