Ken Orr

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Serious about suicide prevention?

June 15, 2019 4:10PM

How can the Government be serious about supporting its Suicide Prevention Strategy while at the same time the Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister and …

Voting by opinion polls dangerous

June 1, 2019 2:44PM

Martin Hanson (May 21 column) claims that legislators should vote in accordance with the public opinion polls. This is a very dangerous proposition, that we …

Opposing euthanasia right side of history

May 18, 2019 1:02PM

I fully agree with Martin Hanson, May 11 column, that Members of Parliament when voting at the second reading of the End of Life Choice …

Doctors — healers or killers?

April 13, 2019 2:26PM

The second reading of the End of Life Choice (EOLC) bill in May will present Parliament with a clear choice to either defend the ethics …

Euthanasia is a ‘doctor killing a patient’

January 19, 2019 3:13PM

Esther Richards (January 5 letter) is correct in questioning the withdrawal of food and hydration from a patient in a terminal condition receiving palliative care. …

Not necessary to tell lies for God

January 4, 2019 12:23PM

In response to Graham Adams, if we are going to debate euthanasia, let us acknowledge that we are talking about doctors killing their patients or …

Struggling to save his euthanasia bill

December 17, 2018 11:41AM

Members of Parliament should not be seduced by David Seymour’s proposed amendments to his End of Life Choice bill (EOLCB).Right to Life believes that Seymour …

Soul created in likeness of God

December 7, 2018 5:03PM

In response to Martin Hanson, November 3 column, who disputes the human soul because he believes that there is no empirical evidence. “The soul is …

Abortion grief a significant risk

November 17, 2018 8:49AM

It is a tragedy that seven grieving women killed themselves within 42 days of having an abortion in New Zealand between 2006 and 2016.This information …

Why ignore Royal Commission?

November 8, 2018 12:01PM

Minister of Justice Andrew Little proposes to introduce a government bill to remove women and the unborn from the protection of the Crimes Act; this …

Faith is not contrary to reason

October 27, 2018 10:29AM

Martin Hanson (October 6 column) claims that faith is usually defined as “belief without evidence”. “Fact on the other hand, is that which is strongly …

Conferred on us at conception

September 29, 2018 10:33AM

Martin Hanson (September 22 column) disputes the human rights of the human embryo and its right to life. It is logical that if we believe …

Every woman has a right to be born

September 18, 2018 2:19PM

Today the most dangerous place for a woman is in her mother’s womb. We have gained the vote, our next challenge is to achieve the …

Abortion plan ‘a breach of Treaty’

August 4, 2018 2:02PM

Right to Life believes that Jacinda Ardern’s Government is in breach of Article three of the Treaty of Waitangi. Jacinda Ardern proposes that abortion should …

Rejection of state’s duty to protect

June 2, 2018 4:24PM

In response to Tony Lee, the Irish referendum was not a rejection of the right to life conferred by our Creator at conception but a …

Culture of death promoted with campaign of misinformation

May 12, 2018 9:32AM

Re: Religious ‘filter’ keeps evidence at bay, April 9 column. Martin Hanson continues to promote the End of Life Choice bill of David Seymour as …

Abortion a justice issue, not a health issue

April 12, 2018 1:44PM

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has written to the Minister of Justice, Andrew Little, directing him to refer the abortion laws to the Law Commission for …

Disabled want assisted living, not dying

April 9, 2018 11:59AM

Martin Hanson (March 17 column) is unkind, unhelpful and just wrong in dismissing the moving and articulate submission of Disability Commissioner Paula Tesoriero that was …

It’s a crime, not a human right

March 17, 2018 10:12AM

Martin Hanson (February 24 column) continues to claim that having the ability to choose the manner of one’s death is a fundamental human right. He …

Moral authority 2000 years old

March 3, 2018 10:56AM

Martin Hanson claims on February 24 that the Catholic Church is facing “A complete loss of moral authority”. Ill-informed people have been making that claim …

Why not more child adoptions?

February 23, 2018 12:24PM

There are about 100 adoptions each year in New Zealand, down from a peak of 3967 adoptions in 1971. Only 20 of these adoptions are …

Prayer move a rejection of Christ

February 17, 2018 8:30AM

It is disappointing that the Speaker, the Hon. Trevor Mallard, has arbitrarily deleted reference to Jesus Christ from the Parliamentary prayer. The Parliamentary prayer has …

Serious about reducing suicides?

February 10, 2018 8:32AM

Ken Orr is a Right to Life spokesman MARTIN Hanson advocates for the law prohibiting assisted suicide to be changed to make it easier to …

Compassion does not justify killing

January 27, 2018 1:33PM

Martin Hanson misrepresents the right to life, it does not mean “obliged to endure suffering” (Re: Statement of belief is not evidence, January 17 column). …

Defence of life drives Right to Life

January 13, 2018 9:07AM

It is important for the community that we engage in a civil debate on the important social, legal and moral issues concerning the proposal to …

A secular state that recognises God our Creator

September 17, 2017 8:01AM

Martin Hanson asks if New Zealand is really a secular state (Weekender, September 2 column). Yes, we are a secular state not a theocracy — …

Euthanasia is a dangerous, unwise policy

August 27, 2017 9:01AM

ACT Party leader David Seymour has been seeking support from parliamentarians to have his contentious End of Life Choice bill passed at its first reading. …