Crimes Act

Downs – but not out

Right now, our government is amending our Abortion laws, I thought they were liberal enough but apparently not.

“I’m proposing it comes out of the Crimes Act,” Jacinda Adern explained to the disability community.

It sounds very high-minded and caring.  Actually Jacinda’s being disingenuous about abortion being in the Crimes act.   I’ll go even further and say dishonest.  The only thing mentioned in the Crimes Act about abortion is in terms of getting a backstreet abortion.  That’s the only part of it that’s a crime!  I’d really like her to explain that one to the NZ public.

Currently, there is a 20-week time limit for abortions in New Zealand law.

“We have time periods already set out in law, I’m not proposing changes to that,” Jacinda reassured the disability community.”

Jacinda aand abortion

Really?

She must have changed her mind and forgot to tell the community.  The proposed legislation will see this time limit removed and abortion will be available up until birth, with the approval of a single registered health practitioner.

“In the jurisdictions that have a similar clause, this has in practice allowed for abortion for disabilities including Down syndrome right up to birth.”

There are many New Zealanders who are pro-life going by the March for Life in 2019, they’ve filled the streets but they’re not being listened to.

I don’t want to sit as judge and jury on any parent who has conceived a disabled child.  It’s their choice, it’s already up to them what they want to do.  My beef is the prime minister changing the laws while lying to the NZ public and the disability community.

When we were setting up our business, I worked as a caregiver for intellectually disabled people on the weekends.  They were the nicest group of people I’ve ever worked with – kind, childlike, very positive people.  There wasn’t any gossip or nastiness.  It was nice, a complete contrast to some of the toxic work places I’ve endured.

It is an obstacle having a disability, but it doesn’t have to be the end of the world.  I’ve noticed that intellectually disabled people have a very high EQ – emotional intelligence. It’s as if nature wants to compensate.

It’s inspirational when the disabled and their family can succeed against all the odds.  Here’s some success stories:

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Student From Syria Shares How He Was Raised By His Dad Who Has Down Syndrome

“A child you grows up in the lap of a person with Downs Syndrome will have all the love and tenderness that anyone can offer,” the son said.

Couple With Down Syndrome Married For 24 Years Celebrate Their Anniversary


Campaign to change “discriminatory” abortion law around Down’s syndrome.

“You need to see the person behind the extra chromosome, see their inner beauty.” 

This mother and daughter are campaigning to change the laws around abortions of pregnancies where the foetus has Down’s syndrome. At the moment women are allowed to terminate the pregnancy right up until the moment of birth, even though the standard abortion limit is at just 24 weeks. Heidi and Liz say this is “deeply offensive” and a form of discrimination towards those born with non-fatal disabilities.

Links

Mother of Kiwi man with Down syndrome calls for pre-natal testing to be banned

March For Life New Zealand 2019 – Highlights

Abortion law critics angered by handling of submissions

This is what can be aborted now – before NZ’s current 20 week limit:
Amazing Image of Unborn Baby at 18 Weeks is Called the Photograph of the Century
“The celebrated photograph was taken by Swedish photojournalist Lennart Nilsson and published in the April 1965 edition of Life under the title “Drama of Life Before Birth.” That issue became the “fastest-selling copy” of the magazine in the history of its publication, according to the report.

In full colour and crystal clear detail, the picture showed a foetus in its amniotic sac, with its umbilical cord winding off to the placenta. The unborn child, floating in a seemingly cosmic backdrop, appears vulnerable yet serene. Its eyes are closed and its tiny, perfectly formed fists are clutched to its chest,” the report described.”

Family First – the organisation in the next link, has been de-registered as a charity.

Radical Abortion Bill ignores Human Rights of Children

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