Media Release 12 March 2014
A pink and blue ribbon campaign has been launched to bring attention to the issue of abortion.
The pink and blue ribbon campaign is a simple but powerful way for New Zealanders to display their support for the health and wellbeing of mothers (and fathers as well!), and the protection and rights of the unborn child.
“I believe we should respect both the woman and the unborn child, We can love them both,” says Marina Young, spokesperson for the campaign and the founder of the Buttons Project.
“We already have the yellow ribbon, white ribbon, pink ribbon, and blue ribbon campaigns. This is the perfect opportunity to stand in unison and speak up on behalf of children who don’t yet have a voice, and for the right of women to know the full facts when considering their options.
There is also an accompanying website CHOOSELIFE.ORG.NZ which will carry the latest news, media releases, and information and research concerning this area. Supporters can also sign the petition calling for the protection of the rights of the unborn child and the protection of the health and wellbeing of the mother.
“Some political parties and lobby groups are already hinting that there will be attempts to introduce extreme abortion laws in NZ, which will potentially pave the way for late term abortions, ‘gendercide’, eugenics, and possibly even partial-birth abortions. This will further build a pro-death culture which is harmful to the health of women and conveniently ignores the rights of the unborn child. It’s time we gave women real choice and information,” says Mrs Young.
Significantly, NZ is a signatory to the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child which specifically protects the rights of an unborn child.
“New Zealanders don’t want an extreme abortion law. They want a law that works best for women’s health and wellbeing, and which considers all human beings involved in a pregnancy.”