On 6 June, the Green Party issued a press release announcing a key platform in their campaign for the September 2014 General Election. “Green Party to decriminalize abortion,” asserted the headline.
A few hours later, in an unprecedented move, the Family Planning Association of New Zealand and the Abortion Law Reform Association of New Zealand co-authored a press release praising the Green Party for their decision to campaign on decriminalizing abortion
Prolife NZ responded, “the Green Party appears to have aligned itself with the ALRANZ, the extremist abortion lobby group headed by American abortion activist Morgan Healey
But the Green Party has not merely aligned themselves with the extreme pro-abortion position taken by ALRANZ. In fact, ALRANZ wrote the policy.
In a Facebook status written on 5 June, Green Party candidate for for Clutha-Southland Rachael Goldsmith stated that she had written the Green Party’s new abortion policy.
Goldsmith signed up as a member of the pro-abortion lobby group ALRANZ in July 2012 after reading late-term abortionist Margaret Sparrow’s book, “Abortion Then & Now.”
On her bio page on the Green Party website, Goldsmith states that she is not only a member – but a spokeswoman for ALRANZ.
Goldsmith’s colleague Jan Logie is a current Green Party Member of Parliament. Logie is the party spokesperson for women’s issues. And like Goldsmith, Jan Logie has worked with ALRANZ. On her bio on the Green Party website, Logie lists ALRANZ as one of her “community connections.”
Note that Jan Logie authored the press release announcing the Green Party’s new policy.
So let’s be clear. The Green Party’s new abortion policy… is not the Green Party’s policy. It is a policy written by a leader of ALRANZ. And the party’s press release announcing the policy was penned by a friend of ALRANZ.
Click here to learn more about the Abortion Law Reform Association of New Zealand.
4 thoughts on “Exposed: Greens’ Abortion Policy Written by ALRANZ”
This is absolute slander. ALRANZ is admittedly a fairly extreme pro-choice lobby group. However there is no evidence whatsoever to support the outrageous claim that they WROTE the Greens’ policy, either in what is written here or the links provided. Rachael Goldsmith says on Facebook she wrote the policy, but she is a Green Party member and candidate so what would be wrong with that. Yes, on her Green Party candidate profile she says she is a “spokesperson” for ALRANZ,, so that connection is all in the open. However with no evidence you translate “spokesperson” into “leader”, but she is not mentioned in any formal role on the ALRANZ website, and this does not constitute any evidence that that ALRANZ wrote the policy. You may as well try to claim that because Bill English is a member of the Southland branch of Federated Farmers Federated Farmers wrote the budget!!
As this slanderous post is still here I am wondering if you subscribe to the tactics of the Susan B Anthony List, a US anti-abortion group that is petitioning the US Supreme Court to uphold the right to make false statements in political campaigns?? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/10/supreme-court-susan-b-anthony-driehaus-_n_4577932.html?ncid=txtlnkushpmg00000037