National Party MP Alfred Ngaro says number of abortions in New Zealand is a ‘tragedy’

Stuff 21 May 2019
Family First Comment: Asking the questions which need to be asked
“Ngaro said the Government was pushing for abortions to be made legal at 40 weeks – full term. “People are starting to say: Is this Government taking away the core values that this country was founded on? Do you accept that we should have abortions at 40 weeks? We are talking full term.”” 

National MP and possible leader of a new breakaway party Alfred Ngaro says no woman has been made to feel like a criminal for seeking an abortion in New Zealand.

Ngaro’s comments came when asked if he supported taking abortion out of the Crimes Act, where it currently sits in New Zealand.

The National list MP is openly exploring the possibility of splitting off from National and starting a new Christian political party, saying a lot of Kiwis felt like their values were not being represented in Parliament.

On Saturday, Ngaro shared a pro-life Facebook post describing abortion as a “holocaust in our nation”.

Ngaro said on Tuesday that he had not read the whole post and a better word for situation was a “tragedy”.

But he pushed back strongly on the Government’s proposed abortion reform, which would take the procedure out of the Crimes Act.



4 comments for “National Party MP Alfred Ngaro says number of abortions in New Zealand is a ‘tragedy’

  1. Jessica MacMillan
    23 May 2019 at 12:21 pm

    When you look at the word holocaust it means mass slaughter so given 13,000 plus unborn babies were slaughtered through abortion I would say 13,000 plus is a massive number.
    I do not agree with abortion at any stage in the pregnancy as conception is the beginning of life and life should be respected and valued.
    I know woman find themselves pregnant and do not want to be pregnant for various reasons but just because it is your body doesn’t make it right to choose to end the life in your womb.
    There needs to be more support for woman who do not want to be pregnant but abortion is not the answer.
    I am not about interfering in other people’s lives or judging people but when it comes to speaking up for what is right I will not be silent.

  2. Janet
    23 May 2019 at 4:42 pm

    Abortion is the biggest holocaust perpetrated on New Zealanders – & the whole world. We need 2 speak up for our innocent babies. We are talking about the life of another human being – from conception to birth. If that is not a baby growing in the womb then tell me what it is. Tell me why others have the right to take his/her life. And as far as looking at making abortions later, up to & including full term, is evil. It makes me feel sick. I’m sure if you asked every New Zealander about later & full term abortion the greater majority would be totally against it. I would tend to suggest that the rest need a biology lesson.

  3. Beryl Henwood
    24 May 2019 at 7:16 am

    No to full term abortion. Absolutely not.

  4. Marian Caetano
    24 May 2019 at 10:08 am

    I am grateful for the belated boldness of National MP Alfred Ngaro but concerned why he only speaks out now. So much could have been accomplished in his past 8 years as a member of the New Zealand House of Representatives. Also as National’s Spokesperson for Children ( and Community and Voluntary Sector, and Pacific Peoples) in 2017 I heard very little of him standing up for our children and pushing back the seductive plans of the Ministry of Education. I would appreciate some insights because my concern is that we may face a disturbance in the conservative NZ camp which is not helpful for the greater good. Thanks!

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