New Zealand – MPs tread cautiously around abortion legislation

MPs tread cautiously around abortion legislation

Radio New Zealand Wednesday
31 October 2018
Jo Moir, Political Reporter

The Law Commission has reported back on ways to modernise abortion legislation - all of which would decriminalise it - but MPs are taking their time to make up their minds.

In February, Justice Minister Andrew Little asked for advice on how to take abortion out of the Crimes Act and make it a health matter.

Continued: http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL1810/S00152/mps-tread-cautiously-around-abortion-legislation.htm

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New Zealand – Māori MPs give their take on abortion law reforms

Māori MPs give their take on abortion law reforms

Tuesday 30 October 2018.
By Talisa Kupenga

The Law Commission's recommendation that government decriminalise abortion and treat it as a health issue is expected to result in a conscience vote for MPs, but it’s not clear whether it would get enough support for a law change.

Holding her baby daughter, Labour’s Kiri Allan says it’s time for a law change. "I've been an advocate for abortion law reform and decriminalising in this area."

Continued: https://www.maoritelevision.com/news/politics/maori-mps-give-their-take-on-abortion-law-reforms

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