Hundreds march on Parliament calling for abortion law reform
Sam Tattersfield and Felix Desmarais
Dec 05 2018
Hundreds marched from Frank Kitts Park to Parliament on Wednesday to demand the decriminalisation of abortion.
Despite a blustering squall, the crowd of about 300 rallied below the statue of former Prime Minister Richard Seddon on Parliament's forecourt.
Abortion law reform options an improvement - advocate
27 October 2018
The Law Commission has recommended decriminalising abortion and making it simpler for a woman to get a procedure.
The minister, Andrew Little, asked the Law Commission in February for options on changing the 40-year-old law, and it reported back yesterday. Mr Little will now consult with his government partners and take a paper to Cabinet.
Not updating abortion law 'an indictment', MPs told
Thursday, 16 March 2017
Current wording in New Zealand's abortion law is offensive and not updating it is an ``indictment'', a Government-appointed committee has told MPs.
The strong criticism of aspects of abortion law comes amid increasing political debate about the issue, with Labour, the Green Party and Act Party all calling for change.
The Abortion Supervisory Committee (ASC) made its annual appearance at Parliament's justice and electoral committee today, reporting on how abortion law has been managed.
Continued at source: Otago Daily Times: https://www.odt.co.nz/news/national/not-updating-abortion-law-indictment-mps-told