‘In 2018, it should no longer be a part of our Crimes Act’ – PM discusses moving abortion to Health Act
TVNZ One News 28 May 2018
Family First Comment: In 2018, it STILL involves the taking of a human life. #biology
Jacinda Ardern said there are a number of “flow on effects” from abortion being categorised in New Zealand’s Crimes Act, as the Law Commission undertakes a consultation process to look at moving abortion into the Health Act.
Recently Ireland voted in a referendum to legalise abortion, which means their Government are able to introduce legislation to have abortion in Ireland’s health services.
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Former Prime Minister Helen Clark wants abortion removed from Crimes Act
NewsHub 28 May 2018
Former Prime Minister Helen Clark says abortion should be removed from the Crimes Act, and should be a decision to be made between a woman and her doctor.
Earlier on Monday, leader of the opposition Simon Bridges said abortion should be “rare, safe and legal” but did not think it needed to be removed from the Crimes Act.
Ms Clark says that while the Act is “liberally interpreted”, abortion law still needs a shake-up in New Zealand.
“We have complicated law because the Crimes Act says abortion is an offence – but then we have the Contraception and Sterilisation Act, which gives grounds on which you can get an abortion: if you feel your life is threatened, or your physical and or mental health is threatened.
“In practice that is liberally interpreted, however Jacinda Ardern is right to say that the Crimes Act provision should be removed,” Ms Clark said on The Project on Monday evening.
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