A small minority of MPs speak up for the unborn child By Carolyn Moynihan Treating abortion as health care and completely discarding the humanity and rights of the unborn child appears to be a cause whose time has come in Australasia. A new generation of “reproductive rights” warriors are determined to put their stamp on …Continue reading "“Reproductive rights warriors” push abortion in New Zealand"
Islam considers all human life sacred By Dr. Mustafa Farouk QSM, President of FIANZ Among the many groups and individuals who oppose New Zealand’s current euthanasia bill, Muslims have made their voice heard. On the eve of the End of Life Choice Bill’s second reading debate in Parliament, the Federation of Islamic Associations of New …Continue reading "Muslims in New Zealand call for defeat of a euthanasia bill"
By Voice for Life Editor’s note. Today Voice for Life displayed 13,285 pairs of Booties outside Parliament as a public memorial of 13,285 little lives who were lost to abortion last year. They write Since abortion was legalised in New Zealand in 1977, over 500,000 pre-born babies have lost their lives to abortion. Given recent …Continue reading "13,285 Induced Abortions in New Zealand in 2017"
By Ken Orr, Spokesman, Right to Life New Zealand In 2017 there were 13,285 abortions reported in New Zealand, a 3.6 per cent increase on the 12,823 abortions reported in 2016. We should mourn with these women who are grieving the loss of their precious child. This represents 36 babies murdered every day in New …Continue reading "Abortion Statistics – Thirty-six Children Murdered Every Day in New Zealand"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Euthanasia Free New Zealand is working in coalition with many groups to oppose the legalization of euthanasia. This week the New Zealand Justice Select Committee examining the euthanasia bill received a 6-month extension to submit its report based on the reality that the committee received 35,000 …Continue reading "New Zealand euthanasia committee delays report by 6 months."
By Michelle Kaufman, New Zealand Correspondent for LifeSiteNews WELLINGTON, New Zealand, December 11, 2017 – Six hundred people from all over New Zealand joyfully walked the streets of Wellington on Saturday, marching in defence of human life from conception. The National March for Life, the first in the nation’s Capital since 1974, was organised to …Continue reading "Hundreds march against abortion in New Zealand"
Editor’s note. Jacinda Ardern will be the next prime minister of New Zealand, even though the ruling National Party won the most seats by far (56) but short of the 61 votes necessary for a Parliamentary majority. In a genuinely stunning rise to power (she just became leader of her Labour party 10 weeks ago), …Continue reading "New Labour-led Government should protect women and their unborn children in New Zealand"
Submission process shows the difference between a poll and considered opinions. By Carolyn Moynihan A New Zealand parliamentary committee has issued a report showing that 80 percent of people submitting their views about euthanasia opposed “assisted dying.” However, the committee has not made any recommendations about legislation since a private members bill has been introduced in …Continue reading "Report confirms a massive majority against euthanasia in New Zealand"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The New Zealand Health Committee report on euthanasia that received 22,000 submissions over a two-year period, and direct input from 1000 people, including myself, did not recommend legalizing euthanasia, the New Zealand Herald reported. The Committee was formed based on an all-party agreement in response to …Continue reading "Great News: New Zealand Health Committee report on euthanasia does not recommend legalisation"
By Ken Orr, Spokesman, Right to Life of New Zealand Right to Life welcomes the 49 page report of the Parliamentary Health Select Committee that emphatically rejects a culture of death by refusing to make any recommendation that the Crimes Act be changed to allow doctors to kill their patients or assist in their suicide. The …Continue reading "New Zealand Parliamentary Health Select Committee Rejects Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia"
LOWEST ABORTION TOTAL IN 25 YEARS By Ken Orr Editor’s note. Mr. Orr is spokesman for Right to Life of New Zealand. This is excerpted from a post that appeared at righttolife.org.nz. In 2016 there were 12,823 abortions reported in New Zealand. This represents a three per cent decrease on the 13,155 abortions reported in …Continue reading "More Women in New Zealand Choose Life for Their Baby in 2016"
By Dave Andrusko Dr. Jane Silloway Smith, Director of Every Life Research Unit, has analysed a random sampling of the 20,576 submissions made public by the Health Select Committee thus far and found that 78% of submitters are against legalising assisted suicide, while 22% are in favor of changing the law. “Submitters to the Health …Continue reading "Overwhelming opposition to legalizing assisted suicide in New Zealand"