Abortion Legislation Act 2020 – Here’s how extreme it is…

SUMMARY ABORTION LEGISLATION ACT 2020 POLICY FAIL * to remove legislation about abortion from the criminal code and insert it to the health code is to equate a procedure to remove an unborn baby with a procedure to remove an appendix, kidney stones, gall bladder or tonsils – simply ’tissue’ removed as part of a ‘health procedure’. This denies the humanity … Read More

Who voted against all attempts to moderate the extreme abortion bill?

There were three specific amendments to the abortion legislation that were voted on last night. All three were designed to make the bill less extreme, and to balance the law just a small amount towards the unborn child. They were: 1.‘care of a child born’ – a requirement that a qualified health practitioner who performed an abortion that results in … Read More

Another atrocious day in Parliament

In a shocking display of human rights abuse in New Zealand, an amendment to the Abortion Legislation Bill which required the care of a child born after an attempted abortion was only supported by less than a third of MPs last night. 80 MPs voted against it (and another 3 did not vote at all). 37 MPs voted for it. The amendment of National MP … Read More

“Atrocious” – ‘Born-alive’ provision voted down by MPs

Media Release 11 March 2020 In a shocking display of human rights abuse in New Zealand, an amendment to the Abortion Legislation Bill which required the care of a child born after an attempted abortion was only supported by less than a third of MPs. The amendment of National MP Simon O’Connor clarified that a qualified health practitioner who performed … Read More

Why the Abortion Legislation Bill fails so badly…

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROBLEMS WITH THE ABORTION LEGISLATION BILL POLICY FAIL * to remove legislation about abortion from the criminal code and insert it to the health code is to equate a procedure to remove an unborn baby with a procedure to remove an appendix, kidney stones, gall bladder or tonsils – simply ’tissue’ removed as part of a ‘health procedure’. … Read More

HOW THEY VOTED: Who Voted to Protect the Unborn Child (2nd Reading)

3 March 2020 It was another dark and shameful day today as 81 members of Parliament voted for a radical bill that attempts to remove any legal recognition or protection of the unborn child, and introduces one of the most radical abortion laws in the world. Below is the voting record. We are very very grateful for the 39 MPs who … Read More

MPs who moved from yes to no on abortion in the 2nd Reading

FROM NATIONAL Maggie Barry Simon Bridges Sarah Dowie Paul Goldsmith Nathan Guy Denise Lee Todd McClay Todd Muller Alastair Scott Lawrence Yule 10 FROM LABOUR Damien O’Connor Greg O’Connor Nanaia Mahuta Jamie Strange Meka Whaitiri 5