Should our law override a woman's right to decide about her own body - the abortion debate
Apr 22 2019
OPINION: The Government is considering law changes to remove abortion from the Crimes Act,
Any move on abortion laws soon becomes a polarising issue.
The current potential change has seen marches by both pro-choice and pro-life groups. Some women have also been sharing their personal experiences. Journalist Paula Penfold decided to tell her own story on Stuff recently
Abortion law change at last in sight
by Liz Beddoe
Oct 30, 2018
In her second opinion piece on the need for change to New Zealand’s abortion law, Associate Professor Liz Beddoe talks through the options proposed in the Law Commission’s briefing paper, Alternative Approaches to Abortion Law, released last Friday.
After many decades of calls for reform of our outdated abortion law, change is finally in our sights. The Law Commission’s briefing paper Alternative Approaches to Abortion Law, commissioned by Justice Minister Andrew Little in February, provides three alternative legal models for consideration.
New Zealand pro-choice campaigners hail move towards abortion law reform
Newly released review sets out way to make abortion a health rather than criminal matter
Eleanor Ainge Roy
Fri 26 Oct 2018
Pro-choice advocates in New Zealand have welcomed a law review exploring ways to decriminalise abortion and treat it as a health issue instead.
Advocates called the report “amazing” and said its recommendations were long overdue.