Abortion law in fact still good, says Government

Forty-year abortion law, described as ‘offensive’, in fact still good, says Government
Stuff co.nz 17 March 2017
Family First Comment: It’s not ‘good” because human life is being killed, but it’s way way better than what Labour and Greens are proposing! The current law also has safeguards which protect women!
Justice Minister Amy Adams said “The Government has a busy legislative programme focused on issues that affect large numbers of New Zealanders, such as family and sexual violence, money laundering and vulnerable children to name just a few. We are not currently looking at reforming or re-drafting the abortion law on the basis that it is working broadly as intended.”
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A 40-year abortion law that still refers to people with impaired mental capacity as “subnormal”, does not need changing, says the Government.

Justice Minister Amy Adams said the law might be outdated, but it was workable and the Government had higher priorities.

“The Government has a busy legislative programme focused on issues that affect large numbers of New Zealanders, such as family and sexual violence, money laundering and vulnerable children to name just a few.

“We are not currently looking at reforming or re-drafting the abortion law on the basis that it is working broadly as intended,” she said.

Adams comments came after the chair of the Abortion Supervisory Committee, Dame Linda Holloway, requested MPs on the Justice and Electoral Select Committee redraft aspects of the law.

The statute, which sits under the Crimes Act, was outdated and “offensive” in parts – opening up the committee to lengthy legal challenges by anti-abortion groups using semantics to chip away at its authority.
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