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New Zealand society is stronger when both lives matter

Abortion Legislation – what are our politicians voting on?

The proposed law

It is vital that all Kiwis and MPs are aware of the details of the proposed law change outlined in the Abortion Legislation Bill.

Abortion from 20-weeks through to birth, for any reason
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Sex-selective abortion legalised

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Abortion from 20-weeks through to birth, for disabilities including cleft lip, club foot and Down syndrome

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No legal requirement that babies born alive are given medical support.  

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No requirement that a doctor must be involved in an abortion

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No legal requirement that pain relief be given to babies being aborted between 20-weeks and birth.

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Where do the NZ public actually stand?

While most Kiwis are supportive of abortion being available in some circumstances, similar to the current abortion law, independent polling shows the vast majority to do not support abortion being available up-to-birth and other elements of the proposed law change – in fact the majority would like to see further safeguards and restrictions added to the current law.

Importantly, the polling shows women are most opposed to the changes proposed in the Abortion Legislation Bill. This clearly demonstrates that politicians and abortions lobbyist cannot claim that they are making this law change in the name of women, when the vast majority of women do not want these changes.

Kiwis do not support the proposed law change

of women support abortion being available up-to-birth

The Abortion Legislation Bill would allow abortion, from 20-weeks through to birth, for any reason.

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of women oppose sex-selective abortion being legal

The Abortion Legislation Bill would introduce abortion-on-demand without certification, making it now legal to have an abortion based on the sex of the baby.

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of women support the current legal standards for abortion providers and premises.

The Abortion Legislation Bill would remove the requirements that certifying consultants sign-off on an abortion and also that doctors perform abortions.

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Kiwis actually want further safeguards to the current law

of women agree the time limit should be less than the current 20 weeks.

The current time limit for abortion is 20-weeks in New Zealand. Internationally this is very high, with for example the most common time limit among EU countries being 12 weeks. The polling showed that of those women who wanted the time limit reduced, the biggest group (21%) wanted it lowered to 10 weeks gestation.

83% of women want legal safeguards against coercion.

A factor that can be involved in a woman’s decision to have an abortion is pressure from another person such as a partner or a family member. Legal coercion protections would require doctors legally to verify that a woman seeking an abortion is not under pressure from a third party. 

79% of women agree that parental notification should be required for under 16’s.

A strong majority of Kiwis agree that the law should require parents to always be informed before-hand if their daughter who is 15 or under is pregnant and wants to have an abortion.

Full data tables for the polling featured below is available here and here. The polling was undertaken by independent market research agency Curia and commissioned by Family First. They have kindly given us permission to republish the results above.

What does the data from similar laws overseas show?

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a haven for parents who would terminate female fetuses in favour of having sons…’

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223

abortions on unborn babies with cleft lip over last 10 years

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1,418

abortions on social grounds between 20-weeks’ and birth since law change

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37 Weeks

Abortion performed on social grounds at 37 weeks

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348% higher late-term abortions

Latest figures show a 348.61% higher number of abortions between 20-weeks and birth in Victoria compared to New Zealand

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“midwives and doctors feel traumatized” by having to perform so many late-term abortions

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1,685

abortions for babies with disabilities between 20-weeks’ and birth

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53

babies born alive after failed abortions in just one year

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A women was offered an abortion for her baby who had Down syndrome at 38-weeks, three days before she gave birth.

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This is about the future of New Zealand, one where both lives matter.

Abortion Legislation – what are our politicians voting on?

About the law in detail

It is vital that all Kiwis and MPs are aware of the details of the proposed law change outlined in the Abortion Legislation Bill.

About us

We believe New Zealand society is stronger when both lives matter – both mother and child.

We are a group of New Zealand women who have set-up the campaign to highlight how extreme the Abortion Legislation Bill, currently progressing through Parliament, is and equip the New Zealand public to urge their MPs to oppose this extreme change to the law.

We have undertaken an extensive review of the data from similar legislation overseas so that all Kiwis and MPs are aware of the strong negative impact that the proposed law change is going to have here in New Zealand, if it is passed.

Polling shows the overwhelming majority of women oppose the extreme changes to the law proposed by the Abortion Legislation Bill

It’s time New Zealand MPs listened to what Kiwis and most importantly Kiwi women want.

This is an inhumane, divisive and extreme abortion Bill which has no place in a compassionate and progressive New Zealand.

To contact us for media interviews or any other matter, please email Briar Cornwall at info@bothlivesmatter.org.nz