New Zealand election: Jacinda Ardern pledges to decriminalise abortion

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New Zealand election: Jacinda Ardern pledges to decriminalise abortion

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Eleanor Ainge Roy in Dunedin
Tuesday 5 September 2017

Jacinda Ardern has said Labour will decriminalise abortion in New Zealand if it wins this month’s general election.

In a fiery 90-minute televised leaders’ debate on Monday night in Auckland, Ardern stated unequivocally that abortion “shouldn’t be in the Crimes Act”. Her stance was met with a round of applause and cheering from the 400-strong studio audience of undecided voters.

Continued at source: The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/05/jacinda-ardern-decriminalise-abortion-new-zealand-election