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Voice for Life Comment on Law Commission Report

26 October 2018

Media Release from Voice for Life on Law Commission’s briefing to Minister of Justice on abortion law reform

The Minister of Justice Andrew Little was directed by the Prime Minister to task the Law Commission with recommending how abortion law could be treated as a health issue.

The Law Commission was given a strict time limit of eight months and tightly constrained to deliver the desired outcome.

It is highly significant that in his Forward to the Ministerial Briefing, the Chairman, Sir Douglas White notes:

“The Commission has not conducted a full review of all aspects of abortion law and does not express a view on the appropriate policy approach.”

This indicates that the Law Commission was constrained from examining the human rights of the preborn baby to be protected from medical homicide.

Under the “alternative approaches” provided (not recommended) by the Law Commission, human babies can be dismembered on request up to 22 weeks.

An ultrasound of a 22-week old baby reveals how shocking, agonising and inhumane, such a procedure would be for the innocent and vulnerable victim.

The Minister will now consult with his Cabinet colleagues and Voice for Life hopes that they will make the effort to look at Abortion Methods on our website (www.voiceforlife.org.nz) to see for themselves, the reality of medical homicide as a “health issue”.


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