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Labour approved brother-sister sex paper

Hon. Tony Ryall MP National Law and Order spokesman

14 April 2005

Labour approved brother-sister sex paper

Labour approved a discussion paper that proposed legalising brother-sister sex for over-20-year-olds, according to official documents released today by National’s Law and Order spokesman, Tony Ryall.

“When asked in Parliament this morning why he had approved the paper, Justice Minister Phil Goff said ‘because it was an issue’.

“Official documents show that Labour’s advisers wanted to remove brother-sister sexual relationships for those over 20 from the offence of ‘incest’.

“The advisers also suggested this may mean that a pregnancy arising out of a brother-sister relationship would no longer be grounds for a lawful abortion.

“Fortunately, this proposal did not make the bill,” Mr Ryall says.

“I know Mr Goff would not support this proposal.

“I do not know why he would allow such a proposal to be even discussed. He should have told his officials it was not Government policy and should be removed.

“This is the same discussion paper that proposed decriminalising some sexual activity between 12 and 16-year-olds, and this proposal was approved by the Government.

“This is typical of the PC agenda that has colonised the public service under Labour,” Mr Ryall says.

ENDS

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