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High Court confirms rubber stamping of abortions!

High Court confirms rubber stamping of abortions!

The Kiwi Party
Press Release
June 10, 2008

Kiwi Party leader Larry Baldock has welcomed the decision of High Court Judge Justice Miller on the case taken to the court by the Right to Life organisation.
The judge found that the committee "can scrutinise consultants'decisions as part of its role in keeping the procedure for authorising abortions under review.” 

"In this declaration there is surely also a recognition that they are not supervising anything and are therefore being paid for doing nothing," said Mr Baldock.. "If the current committee could not understand the law they were appointed to oversee, they should be replaced immediately.
This confirms what everyone who has shared strong concerns about the New Zealands extremely high abortion rates in this country has known for some time. When the law was passed in 1977 it was hailed for being a law that would provide protection for the unborn by only allowing terminations on very limited grounds. However, since then, the supervisory committee have simply rubber stamped the decisions by certifying consultants that have approved abortions on riduclous grounds.

Under Helen Clerks leadership, Parliament recently appointed a practicising abortionist to the committee, making the whole process even more farcical. Parliament has been turning a blind eye to what has been happening to 17,000 -18,000 unborn children every year and must know address this serious breach of the law.
There has been abortion on request in New Zealand for many years and that means our law has been broken on thousands of occaisions. We will now wait to see if charges will follow or are we to conclude that the most vunerable in our society can be killed in breach of the law with impunity," said the Kiwi Party Leader.



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