Forty-year abortion law, described as 'offensive', in fact still good, says Government
by Stacey Kirk
March 17, 2017
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Justice Minister Amy Adams said the law might be outdated, but it was workable and the Government had higher priorities.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.