New Zealand: Abortion – it’s time to decriminalise

Abortion – it’s time to decriminalise
February 9, 2017
Jan Logie

Last Friday the Abortion Supervisory Committee released their latest report calling for a review of the 40-year-old legislation which governs New Zealand’s abortion service.

Most people in Aotearoa think abortion is a health issue, not a justice issue. The reality that one in four women in this country have had an abortion shows that many New Zealanders accept that having an abortion shouldn’t be a crime.

The Green Party supports the decriminalisation of abortion because we trust women to make decisions that are best for them and their whānau/family. We want to ensure equal access to all potential options are available to pregnant women.

Continued at source: The Greens Blog: