Posts Tagged ‘Right to Life’

Abortion law reform: NZ Catholic bishops call to action Comments 0

Monday, August 26th, 2019
abortion

New Zealand’s parliament is debating a significant revision of the country’s abortion laws. The New Zealand Catholic bishops have sent a message to church members encouraging them to inform themselves about the issue and to take some action while the revision is under consideration. Click here to see a comparison between the existing and the proposed legislation and Read more

Abortion law changes revealed Comments 0

Monday, August 5th, 2019
abortion law

On Monday, Justice Minister Andrew Little announced the details of a bill amending the abortion legislation. The bill will be voted on in a conscience vote. The first reading is likely to be on Thursday. Salient aspects of the proposed legislation Abortion is removed from the crimes act. A woman who is not more than Read more

Ardern’s concern for most vulnerable is all mouth Comments 0

Monday, July 29th, 2019
democracy

There are a small number of well-organised people, who are resisting the legal recognition of New Zealand’s most vulnerable, the unborn and their right to life. Led by Jacinda Ardern, they include the anti-feminist movement, the Family Planning Association, the Green Party, the radical left of the Labour Party, All are strident advocates for the Read more

Jacinda Ardern avoiding Official Information Act request Comments 0

Monday, February 11th, 2019
democracy

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