Minister seeking to make lies, murder respectable

LETTER

The Minister of Justice has declared his support for the Law Commission’s option three. This option rejects any statutory test for the killing of a child up to 22 weeks of pregnancy. “After 22 weeks, the health practitioner who intends to terminate the life of the child would need to be satisfied that the abortion is appropriate in the circumstances.” Right to Life believes that these requirements will effectively provide abortion on demand up to birth.

The Minister of Justice vainly seeks to justify removing abortion from the Crimes Act. The law recognises that abortion is violence against women and their unborn. The killing of the unborn since 1856 has been a serious crime, it is also a crime against women.

How can the Minister say that it is not a crime to violently dismember the child in the womb, but it is still a crime to smack the child after birth? It is indefensible for the Minister to now tell women that the killing of your child is not violence nor a crime inflicted on you or your child, it is now to be a reproductive health service.

The Minister is seeking to make lies acceptable and murder respectable.

Ken Orr, Right to Life spokesman

The Minister of Justice has declared his support for the Law Commission’s option three. This option rejects any statutory test for the killing of a child up to 22 weeks of pregnancy. “After 22 weeks, the health practitioner who intends to terminate the life of the child would need to be satisfied that the abortion is appropriate in the circumstances.” Right to Life believes that these requirements will effectively provide abortion on demand up to birth.

The Minister of Justice vainly seeks to justify removing abortion from the Crimes Act. The law recognises that abortion is violence against women and their unborn. The killing of the unborn since 1856 has been a serious crime, it is also a crime against women.

How can the Minister say that it is not a crime to violently dismember the child in the womb, but it is still a crime to smack the child after birth? It is indefensible for the Minister to now tell women that the killing of your child is not violence nor a crime inflicted on you or your child, it is now to be a reproductive health service.

The Minister is seeking to make lies acceptable and murder respectable.

Ken Orr, Right to Life spokesman

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Martin Hanson, Nelson - 17 days ago
I have a simple question for Mr Orr, and it is this. Does he believe that abortion is wrong in ALL circumstances, even when the life of the mother would be endangered were the pregnancy to continue? A refusal to answer would be telling.