New Zealand takes steps on abortion rights New Zealand, lawmakers have voted to decriminalize abortion.

Meanwhile in New Zealand

In New Zealand, parliament has just voted to decriminalize abortion, considered until now as a crime punishable by 14 years in prison. Amy Adams, a member of the New Zealand Parliament and former Minister of Justice, stated, “It is time for this House to understand that women have the right to control their bodies and that this House and our lawmaking does not have the right to intervene in that. And I want to vote for this legislation in the belief that it will mean for women, finally, they won’t have to face the shame, the delays, the lack of equity of access to receive a service that every woman in New Zealand is entitled to have.”

Abortion shouldn’t be a crime

Andrew Little, the current Minister of Justice, annouced, “The main objective is to shift abortion out of the criminal legal framework that it sits in at the moment and make it a health issue for women when they’re making this very difficult decision when they're confronting the decision about whether to continue with a pregnancy or not.” Since 1961, the voluntary termination of a pregnancy has been legal only in the case of incest or a high-risk pregnancy. Women therefore had to have this proved by two different doctors. The physical or mental health of the pregnant woman was the reason given for 97% of the 14,000 abortions carried out in New Zealand in 2018. In order to have an abortion, most women were forced to lie.

Progressing with modern values

He continued, “It is time to move that framework into the 21st century and to reflect modern values and the way many New Zealanders, most New Zealanders, live their lives, which is they do want, and women do want, to be able to make that decision, consult the health professional of their choice and not have to go through unnecessary barriers and, most importantly, not have to, in a sense, lie about their mental health state in order to make this decision.” Of the 203 countries analyzed by the WHO in 2019, so before New Zealand’s decision, 55 countries in the world authorized abortion simply on request.


03/22/2020 10:01 AMupdated: 03/31/2020 10:04 PM


  • Iyappan
    03/31/2020 02:25


  • Goutm G.
    03/29/2020 14:05


  • Aparna K.
    03/28/2020 11:42

    What a useless country.. Worry about the living rather the unborn

  • Kasinadhan L.
    03/28/2020 11:13

    Some here care so much about the unborn but once it's born, it's not their problem lol.... They just don't want any baby to be aborted just because of their religious and political beliefs but at the same time they also DON'T give a flying fuck about the new born living condition, insurance, safety, Future, etc., Isn't that Hypocrisy??

  • Zahid A.
    03/28/2020 10:04

    Abortion should be legalized everywhere!

  • Nathaniel H.
    03/28/2020 09:25

    It's true every men n women have the rights to their.... Whatever you called it, but as i myself came from Christian family abortion is strictly prohibited n forbidden, but when it comes to some sort of critical n serious situation that's quite a welcome move, just curious!!!

  • Hitesh R.
    03/28/2020 09:12

    Evry women has a prerogative to make her own choices irrespective of those challenges. Most awaited development in the interest of Preg. Women 😊 welcome move

  • Muhammad S.
    03/28/2020 09:10

    Killers and murderers.

  • Bharath K.
    03/28/2020 09:07

    Soo stupid

  • Durbar M.
    03/28/2020 09:06

    Abortion was illegal in new zealand? Lol

  • Tibet K.
    03/28/2020 09:01

    Wear condoms if u don't wanna hv kids...

  • Sheryl S.
    03/25/2020 02:27

    Why would New Zealand do this when we have a coronavirus outbreak!!!!

  • Larry C.
    03/22/2020 19:59

    If you have a need to kill your unborn baby you should pay for it yourself.

  • Romana T.
    03/22/2020 10:11


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