Edited Letter on Abortion

 

To those who decide the laws controlling our freedoms and justice in New Zealand,

 

I am a young woman living in New Zealand, a citizen by birth. I hope that my future and the future of other women in New Zealand, from this time forward, is one where we love and bring up children and also one where we are respected as women and our health is cared for. As such, I call you to oppose all abortion as it is the sanctioned murder of unborn boys and girls.

 

Whatever convinced you that hating babies enough to kill them inside their mothers was a good thing? It is pure evil, and should be outlawed. Babies are indefensible but completely reliant on older people, both before and after birth. This is what Mother’s Day is about: our Mothers carried us around for 9 months, gave birth, and then changed our nappies and fed us after we were born. Their service to us as human beings is indispensable.

Pre-born baby murder has also been shown to be associated with a wide range of adverse physical and psychological outcomes for the women. 1 I do not wish for this to happen to Kiwi women. It would be really hard to council somebody when she is in trauma because she has realized the gravity of what she has done to her baby. It would also be a terrible thing for and woman to be haunted by the thought that her child would now be at such-and-such a stage of life had she not wilfully put an end to that life- I know of women who feel this way after an abortion.

All abortions should be outlawed. It is a criminal offence to murder somebody, and the baby is very much a somebody: with its own unique blood, DNA, hands and feet. This huge slaughter should be stopped by a just law. This is your responsibility as law-makers.

 

I am also deeply concerned that tiny babies with disabilities are discriminated against to the extent of killing them. Downs syndrome is the typical example, but there are many others. When did it become right for me to decide that someone else’s life wasn’t worth their living? This is what people are doing when they refuse to give a disabled embryo or older unborn infant a shot at life, simply because they are disabled.

 

Gender selective prenatal murder is also another means of discrimination, since it is not right to kill somebody because we want them to be somebody else. This is selfish.

Yours sincerely

 

1 Abortion and the Physical and Mental Health of Women – A review of the evidence for health professionals” Dr Gregory Pike, Adelaide Centre for Bioethics and Culture, https://www.spuc.org.uk/~/media/Files/Abortion-and-Womens-Health_April-2017.ashx Link date 17/05/18

 

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