Tag Archives: Abortion

The Abortion Funding Conscience Act

It’s not law yet. But it should be. It’s the Abortion Funding Conscience Act. Any MP in our Parliament could submit it as a members bill. Indeed any political party that values freedom of conscience could introduce such a bill. … Continue reading

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Abortion – the Budget’s hidden figures

The New Zealand taxpayer picks up the tab for 13,000 abortions annually. It costs around $20million. However you won’t find it identified anywhere in today’s Budget. It’s well hidden in the Vote Health appropriation. That’s the way our politicians like … Continue reading

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Euthanasia advocates ignore public consequences

Assisted suicide advocates like to tell us that as autonomous self-determining individuals they have the right to determine the manner of their death. It is the classic proposition of libertarian individualists on every topic – it’s my business alone. If … Continue reading

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Greens blinded by ideology

The Greens opposition to removing fallen timber from West Coast forests reveals their ideological underpinning. They don’t just want to protect the environment – they worship it. The storm which lashed the Coast last month felled thousands of native trees … Continue reading

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Abortion grounds a clinical and legal fiction

Nearly all abortions in New Zealand are justified on the grounds of averting danger to mental health. However research published in the latest edition of the Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry dismisses this rationale as a clinical fiction. … Continue reading

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A doctor with courage

When the Southern DHB decided to start undertaking abortions at Southland HospitalĀ in Invercargill they didn’t expect resistance from their own staff. However last week senior paediatrician Dr Vili Sotutu tendered his resignation over the matter and other doctors at the … Continue reading

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