Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search


Green's Policy Over Abortion Law Deceptive And Offensive

Green's Policy to Liberalise Abortion Law Deceptive And Offensive

The Green Party’s attempt to deceive New Zealand women about the current abortion law, and their blatant attack on pre-born children diagnosed with a disability, has deeply saddened Family Life International NZ, a group who works to support women who are experiencing an unexpected pregnancy.

The Green’s have claimed that a woman is criminally liable for having an abortion under the current law.

“It is the person who actually performs the abortion, without regard to the law, who is criminally liable, not the woman” Dame Colleen Bayer, National Director of Family Life International NZ pointed out.

Family Life International NZ is concerned that a liberalised abortion law will see doctors not being held accountable.

In recent times, a doctor, who is understood to also be a certifying consultant, was found guilty of professional misconduct by the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal after it was found she illegally gave misoprostol to three patients in order to cause an abortion.

“Certifying consultants have shown that they are unable to abide by the current law. If the law is liberalised and less regulated, it will be much easier for these people to do as they please” cautioned Bayer.

Allowing abortion after 20 weeks when the pre-born child has been diagnosed with 'severe fetal abnormalities' is another aspect of the Green’s policy which has concerned the group.

“Pre-born children who have been diagnosed with Down syndrome, Spina Bifida and many other conditions prior to birth have been targeted by the Greens as being unworthy of life” said Colleen.

“As a mother of children with Down syndrome, I find this policy offensive. The Greens have chosen to target these pre-born babies in order to rid our society of them.”

“Pre-born babies who have been diagnosed with impairments or life-limiting conditions while still in the womb need to be protected,” she went on to say. “And their parents need all the support they can get to properly care for their child both before and after birth.”

“Our organisation can offer that help and support to parents who find themselves in this situation.”

“Women often seek an abortion because they feel they have no other choice. But with support, friendship and guidance we offer her options and hope” explained Dame Bayer.

Family Life International NZ runs Crisis Pregnancy Centres in Auckland, Wellington and Dunedin, serving pregnant women throughout New Zealand. Pregnant women facing an unexpected pregnancy, and who wish to discuss all their options can call 0800 367 5433.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines



#soperraid: Police Search Wellington Apartment Of TV3 Journalist

Police on Tuesday morning began searching the home of another Wellington journalist... police were searching the Wellington apartment of TV3’s Heather du Plessis-Allan as part of an investigation into her report on the unlicensed purchase of a rifle. More>>


Relationship Property, Declaratory Judgments, And... New Law Commission To Review Search And Surveillance Law

“This joint review will consider how this law has operated since it was passed, and whether any changes are needed to respond to issues such as the impact of modern technology on the ability of Police and other authorities to prevent and investigate crime,” says Ms Adams. More>>


Housing Issues: Homelessness On The Horizon For Baby Boomers

Baby Boomers who have held down jobs and contributed to the well-being of New Zealand through their taxes may yet become homeless in late middle age or early retirement without urgent Government action, says The Salvation Army. More>>


Treasury Has Doubts On Christchurch Rebuild And... Auditor-General Follows Up On EQC

Despite the improvements made, EQC could still learn better from complaints and improve its customer focus and interactions... Although the programme is nearing completion, EQC needs to provide the best service possible for the home owners whose homes are still to be repaired. More>>


Man Who Banned 'Into The River' Out The Door: Appointments To The Film And Literature Board Of Review

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne has announced seven appointments to the Film and Literature Board of Review... “The new members of the Board... will provide a strong mix of skills and experience to help the Board carry out its functions, while representing a cross-section of society.” More>>


Climate Marches: New Zealanders March For Solutions Not Pollution

Ahead of the UN Climate Summit in Paris more than 15,000 New Zealanders have taken part in the Peoples Climate march in Auckland, kicking off the largest climate mobilisation the world has ever seen... More>>


Labour: Little Announces New Shadow Cabinet

“Labour had an impressive intake of fresh faces after last year’s election and newest MPs have now had a year to show what they’re made of. This reshuffle rewards hard work and continues my drive to renew our Caucus line up." More>>


Because Reasons: Someone Reckons David Seymour Is Politician Of The Year

Trans Tasman's 11th annual Roll Call has thrown a curve ball this year, ignoring the likes of John Key, Bill English, and Winston Peters to pick its politician of the year from the ranks of the new generation. More>>


Whaling: NZ Deeply Disappointed By Japan's Decision

“New Zealand is strongly opposed to whaling in the Southern Ocean. We call on Japan to take heed of the 2014 International Court of Justice decision and international scientific advice concerning their whaling activities.” More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news