Antiquated abortion law a $20 million ‘box ticking exercise’
Monday 10th July 2017
The decriminalisation of abortion in New Zealand will save the taxpayer millions, a leading doctor says.
The Government has forked out more than $20 million since 2012 paying specialist doctors to sign off on abortions.
But one specialist has called the process “cruel”, and says a 40-year-old law necessitating the exercise needs to change.
Under the Crimes Act, it is illegal for a woman to have an abortion in New Zealand unless it has been approved by two highly-paid specialist doctors, called certifying consultants.
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