Over three thousand Pro-lifers were at the March For Life In Auckland on Saturday. It was a public stand for the unborn and their often vulnerable mothers. Emma Rankin, the March for Life Auckland spokesperson said: “We showed Parliament today that unborn life is not without advocates in New Zealand, chanting ‘love them both’ and ‘a person’s a person no matter how small’ throughout the march.”
The family-friendly and peaceful March for Life finished with speeches at a gathering in Aotea Square.
One speaker shared about the pain she says she still experiences from remembering her three abortions but encouraged those who have had abortions, saying that healing is possible.
Another spoke about the shame he carries having driven 14-year-olds to get abortions without the girls’ parents knowledge or consent while he worked in the school system; highlighting the fact that this happens frequently all across New Zealand.
Members of Parliament, including Agnes Loheni, Alfred Ngaro, and Simon O’Connor addressed the thousands present, encouraging them that we as a nation must be the voice for the unborn. National MP Agnes Loheni said, “This Abortion Bill before us in Parliament is a wake-up call. A time for us as a society to sit-up … This Bill seeks to remove outright what little legal rights are left for the unborn child. Proponents of this Bill will tell you otherwise, but this Bill is effectively abortion on demand up till birth.”
Yesterday the leader of the New Conservatives Leighton Baker said that there are six reasons why Abortion is not OK.
- The world needs more New Zealanders! It needs our creativity, industriousness and expertise. We allow thousands to migrate here every year to increase our labour force. Surely it would be better to have New Zealand made!
- It’s hypocritical to give human rights to a river (Whanganui) but deny them for little humans.
- How can we tell our teenagers not to take their lives, that they are valuable and wanted, while we are terminating their little brothers and sisters?
- It is “inhumane” and, since 2015, illegal to abort calves, but apparently it will soon be humane and legal to abort humans.
- We are ashamed of our child abuse record in New Zealand. How can it be legally right to be able to abuse a child in its most protective environment to the point of death, but illegal and wrong once free from its natural protection?
- Once we allow the government to remove the human rights from one group of society, who will be next? This law makes being human subjective and all of us are now at the mercy of those who make the decisions.
This government has forced through some pretty poor law in the last 2 years, but this is surely the worst and most dangerous. This is legalised genocide.New Conservative Leader Leighton Baker.
The government’s role is to protect, encourage and enable. This law removes protection and means none of these young New Zealanders will ever enjoy this beautiful country or reach their full potential, and that is a tragedy.
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