Open Letter to Jacinda Ardern

Guest Post:

Dear Jacinda,

Congratulations on your pregnancy and new status as the mother of your unborn child. When I heard you had stopped drinking whisky late last year I suspected that you had the great good fortune of becoming pregnant and were being very, very careful about your baby’s health and welfare….as we would expect from a loving mother and indeed loving parents that you and Clarke make.

I am pleased for your child (I will call her Cindy) that she has a loving protective parent. Two loving protective parents even. Cindy can be secure about her future, she need not fear, and life can become an adventure as she grows confident in the love of her family to birth and beyond.

via littlemisswife.com

Of Cindy’s cohort of unborn children conceived around the same time as she was, not all can be equally secure. The social forces of inconvenience to the mother or the father means that many unborn in our country will be terminated soon by abortion before they are born. If those endangered unborn were in countries that protected the unborn from abortion they would be safe because there is zero pressure for abortion in those countries. There are also huge forces against the abortion and consequently zero demand.

I am sure you are emotionally bonded in some way to Cindy and while you have this perspective on your own unborn child maybe you could empathise with other unborn children and especially the ones slated for destruction so very soon. If other, way more primitive and poorer cultures can give 100% protection to the unborn then we are lagging well behind them in giving such protection to unborn New Zealanders.

I believe your empathy and feelings for the welfare of yet unborn New Zealand children will be harder for you to remember once Cindy is born. I ask only this: that you write down your thoughts, emotions, hopes and aspirations and dreams that you have for Cindy while she is yet unborn. Then these written thoughts and emotions will be a stone of remembrance for you that you should not forget your mother-daughter relationship with Cindy while she was as yet unborn.

I wish you all the best for your child, and I am sure you and Clarke will be excellent parents. I look forward to hearing more of the strong flourishing of your family while you are Prime minister. It will be almost as good as having a grandchild of my own.

Congratulations and Arohanui

 

JohnO


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