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.
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.”