That there were doctors in New Zealand prepared to kill 17,400 unborn children last year is sickening and beyond understanding, South Canterbury branch president of the Society for the Protection of the Unborn Child Carmel Armstrong said on Monday.
And so was the silence by those like the Medical Council, politicians, and the Abortion Supervisory Committee, she said.
“Not one of these bodies, to my knowledge, has expressed any concern about what can truly be said to be a modern day holocaust.
“In fact, recently the chairman of the Abortion Supervisory Committee had the audacity to recommend that the salaries of abortion certifying consultants should be doubled.
“Could this be because she is not only the chair of that committee but a certifying consultant as well.”
Mrs Armstrong said the fact New Zealanders were prepared to kill a quarter of the next generation by abortion in a climate where demographers were warning of the problems the country will face in the not too distant future due to an aging population, showed how ostrich-like New Zealanders had become.
“We are not slow in condemning the Bush and Blair governments for attacking Iraq which resulted in the deaths of civilians, yet we don’t want to see the truth that abortion kills innocent human beings in far larger numbers every year than were killed in that war.”
Abortion has for years been a weapon of mass destruction, Mrs Armstrong said.