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Former NZ politician admits sending pro-life emails to “junk folder”

Former New Zealand MP, Kevin Hague, admits that he diverted pro-life emails “to a junk folder.”

As the New Zealand Parliament is currently debating whether or not to legalise abortion up until birth on the say so of a single health practitioner, the former Green Party MP made the startling admission that the emails of concerned pro-life citizens in New Zealand are simply dismissed.

NZ MPs contempt for democracy

As pro-lifers engaged in the democratic process by contacting their MP urging them to oppose the extreme abortion legislation, Labour MP Deborah Russell tweeted an image from her email account showing multiple emails all concerned about the proposed new abortion law.

She said “My inbox right now. Sigh.”

In a reply to her tweet the former Green party MP, Kevin Hague said:

“My strategy was just to treat them as you would trolls elsewhere online – set up a rule that just diverts them all to a junk folder. My EA also weeded out the hate mail that didn’t get caught by the filter and only showed me selected highlights. Worth it for your mental health!”

The Abortion Legislation Bill permits abortion throughout all nine months of pregnancy if a single health practitioner considers it appropriate with regard to “woman’s physical health, mental health, and well-being…

The tweets were posted shortly before the extreme abortion Bill passed it’s first reading in the New Zealand Parliament.

Spokesperson for Right To Life UK, Catherine Robinson said:

“Even if you are not pro-life the contempt that these MPs, especially former Green Party MP, Mr Hague, have shown for the electorate and the democratic process more generally, is nothing short of astounding.”

“On the other hand, this does show the effectiveness of pro-lifers lobbying their MPs. Despite these politicians, the message is getting through: ‘New Zealand does not want or need this extreme abortion legislation. We do not want abortion up to birth. Vote against this legislation.”

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In 2020, the UK Government imposed an extreme abortion regime on Northern Ireland, which included a provision that legalised abortion right up to birth for disabilties including Down’s syndrome, cleft lip and club foot.

A new Bill has been launched at the Northern Ireland assembly that will remove the current provision that allows abortion for ‘severe fetal impairment’.

It is under these grounds in the regulations that babies with disabilities including Down’s syndrome, cleft lip and club foot can currently be singled out for abortion in Northern Ireland because of their disability and can be aborted right up to birth.

Before the new abortion regime was imposed on Northern Ireland in 2020, disability-selective abortion for conditions such as Down’s syndrome, cleft lip and club foot was not legal and there was a culture of welcoming and supporting people with these disabilities rather than eliminating them.

This is reflected directly in the latest figures (2016) from the Department of Health in Northern Ireland, which show that while there were 52 children born with Down’s syndrome in Northern Ireland, in the same year only 1 child from Northern Ireland with Down’s syndrome was aborted in England and Wales. 

This contrasts with the situation in the rest of the United Kingdom where disability-selective abortion has been legal since 1967.

The latest available figures show that 90% of children diagnosed with Down’s syndrome before birth are aborted in England and Wales.

We are, therefore, asking people like you to take 30 seconds of your time and add your support to the campaign to stop abortion up to birth for disabilities including Down’s syndrome, cleft lip and club foot in Northern Ireland.

If you live in Northern Ireland: 
Ask your MLAs to vote to stop abortion up to birth for disabilities including Down’s syndrome, cleft lip and club foot:

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