/Is the Government really serious about child poverty in New Zealand?

Is the Government really serious about child poverty in New Zealand?

Child povertyMedia Release 22 May 2021

The Labour government’s 2021 “wellbeing budget” is an historic budget, for never before has a government budgeted for more money for the killing of New Zealanders under the guise of health care.  

Right to Life believes that those who kill the unborn and the very sick do not have a right to govern or to sit in our Parliament. The first duty of the state is to uphold the sanctity of life and protect the life of every human being from conception till natural death.

Right to Life also believes that the community should be aware that hidden in the “wellbeing budget” is continuing funding for the killing of the unborn as an essential service and for the terminally ill with assisted suicide and euthanasia.

The government is encouraging us to believe that it is concerned for children living in poverty. Right to Life commends the government for increasing benefits, with the laudable objective of lifting up to 33,000 children out of poverty but asks, how can you really be concerned about children when you callously fund, in the same budget, for the state funded killing of more than 13,000 innocent and defenceless unborn children?

Why does the government not realise that the ultimate child poverty is to be deprived of your life when you are unborn?

Is it not a violation of human rights and a crime against humanity for the government to authorise and fund the violent killing of our own children?

The Hon. Grant Robertson, Minister of Finance, has allocated to the Minister of Health, Hon Andrew Little :-

  • $5 million for the “purchase of services” for the killing of the unborn and for transfer of oversight and monitoring from Justice to Health.
  • $11 million for the implementation of assisted suicide and euthanasia and for health sector info systems and advice.
  • Considerable funding will also be provided to the new national Maori Health authority to ensure that Maori have full access to abortion, euthanasia and assisted suicide.

This is in addition to the more than $13 million expended on the killing of unborn children in NZ by abortion.

It is disappointing that the news media are applauding the government  for this budget which promotes a culture of death, under the guise of a culture of life.

The Prime Minister stated on 12 September 2020:-

“I’ve made no secret of the fact that I want New Zealand to be the best place in the world to be a child. It’s an aspiration I’ve held for a long time. It’s one of the reasons I entered politics back in 2008.” 

Right to Life asks how can New Zealand be the best place in the world when the government approves and supports the funding of the killing each year of more than 13,000 unborn New Zealand children, who are violently poisoned, sucked from their mother’s wombs or brutally and painfully dismembered?

Ken Orr


Right to Life