I have just sent the following letter to the Wairarapa Times-Age. It will be interesting to see whether they publish it.
I would like to point out a sad and grotesque irony in the New Year Honours list.
Professor Frank Bloomfield of Auckland University has been made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to neonatology.
Dr Simon Snook of Carterton has been awarded the same honour for services to reproductive health, which is a polite way of saying he has been honoured for promoting abortion.
In other words, one recipient is on the honours list for saving babies’ lives. The other is on the list for terminating them.
I know which of the two men I believe has done more to earn the honour and respect of his fellow New Zealanders.
Footnote: To its great credit, the Times-Age published my letter on January 2. If it had been Stuff, I doubt it would have stood a chance.