Controversial Abortionist Seeks Seat In New Zealand Parliament

International   |   Ken Orr   |   Apr 3, 2014   |   4:54PM   |   Wellington, New Zealand

It is understood that Dr Rosemary Jane Fenwicke is seeking the nomination of the National Party for the Wellington Central electorate at the forthcoming general election.

Right to Life believes that should Dr Fenwicke be elected to Parliament, it would constitute a serious conflict of interest. The first duty of Parliament is to uphold effective legal protection for the right to life of every person from the moment of conception until natural death. The great American statesman Thomas Jefferson stated; “The care of human life and happiness and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government”.

rosemaryfenwickeThe following constitute a considerable conflict of interest. Dr Fenwicke, is a Certifying Consultant and an abortionist at the Te Mahoe abortion facility at the Wellington Hospital. This facility is the second busiest abortion mill in New Zealand, that reported 2,252 abortions in 2012. Dr Fenwicke has been working at this facility for many years and is responsible for the violent killing of many thousands of innocent and defenceless unborn children and promoting the war against women.

Dr Fenwicke supports the decriminalisation of abortion that would remove all legal protection for the right to life of unborn children who are the weakest and most defenceless members of the human family. Decriminalisation would mean that an abortion could be performed during the full nine months of pregnancy, for any reason, or for no reason.

Dr Fenwicke is a member of the New Zealand Family Planning Association and was the Medical Director of the Central Region for Family Planning from 1987 to 1990. The Association  is an affiliate of the International Planned Parenthood Federation. IPPF is at the forefront of promoting worldwide, a culture of death, with contraception, sterilisation and abortion. The Federation also supports the notorious one child family policy of China with forced abortions and sterilisations.

The Family Planning Association in 2013 made a submission to the periodic review of the human rights performance of the New Zealand government conducted by the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. The Association submitted that the government was guilty of human rights abuses against women, by failing to decriminalise abortion.

It is totally inappropriate that Dr Fenwicke who supports these outrageous and false accusations should seek to be a member of government.



Right to Life acknowledges Dr Fenwicke’s passionate desire to promote the welfare of women and children. She is however mistaken in believing that we can assist women by killing their children and promoting contraception, sterilisation and abortion. Dr Fenwicke also supports comprehensive sex education which promotes teenage promiscuity which results in teenage pregnancies, STI’s, exploited and abandoned women and abortions.

Dr Fenwicke’s advocacy of and involvement in a culture of death disqualifies her from being a Member of our Parliament. The National Party would be most unwise to nominate Dr Fenwicke for the Wellington Central electorate or any other electorate, or even for a place on the National Party list. Those in our community who defend a culture of life would be deeply concerned should Dr Fenwicke be nominated as a candidate for Parliament. In the event that Dr Fenwicke is nominated, it would have serious consequences for the National Party at the forthcoming general election. Note: Ken Orr is the spokesman for Right to Life of New Zealand.