Greens Support Women’s Choice to De-Father Children.
Parents for Children.
6 March 2007
For Immediate Release
Parents Group Condemns Greens Support of “Women’s Choice” to De-Father Children.
“It’s a sad day for Kiwi Kids when the Greens are espousing that it is a women’s choice to deny a child the right to know his or her biological father.” Commented Mark Shipman, of Parents for Children. Responding to Sue Bradford’s speech for the Greens during the first reading of the Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Amendment Bill.
“Ms Bradford is clear in her speech that it is a reasonable choice for women to decide to exclude a child’s biological father from the child’s life. This is a clear breach of a child’s right to know and maintain a relationship with their father and can place a child at considerable risk.
Let’s be clear the proposed exemptions in the bill protect women from being required to declare the father where issues of “safety” are involved so what the Greens are advocating is a women’s choice to de-father a child and obviously this is accepted by Ms Bradford as an appropriate position to take.”
Observed Mark on the content of Ms Bradford’s speech.
Research clearly shows that kids achieve the best outcomes when both mum and dad parent them. The Greens should be promoting equal parental rights and responsibilities instead they are advocating de-fathering children as a women’s choice. Whether parents are separated or together Kids need both mum and dad. Concluded Mark
For Further Comment Contact
Mark Shipman (021) 982222
Jim Nicolle (021) 800-586