Mr. Steve Chadwick has put an abortion on demand bill into the ballot.
A Labour MP has taken the controversial step of proposing a new law to legalise abortion on request for women up to 24 weeks into a pregnancy.
Steve Chadwick, a midwife and former associate health minister, is gauging support for what would be the first changes to abortion law since 1978.
The Abortion Supervisory Committee has repeatedly urged Parliament to review the Contraception, Sterilisation and Abortion Act, which states the legal grounds for abortion, but MPs avoid the issue.
A judge has questioned the lawfulness of most abortions.
Last year, 17,550 abortions were done, compared with 17,940 in 2008.
Mrs Chadwick’s Abortion Reform Bill would take abortion out of the Crimes Act, making it solely a health matter and a choice for the patient, at least in the first part of pregnancy.
I wonder is she would have proposed this had the former leader still been in charge and then i wondered if perhaps the former leader, currently residing in New York has had a hand in getting this submitted.
But since we are talking about killing babies, I still wonder at all the fuss over our abortion rate. Surely there is no right or wrong figure for abortions if it supposed to be abortion on demand? So why do people get upset about the increse in teh number of abortions. A dead baby is a dead baby, it matters not a bit if we have legal abortions, surely?
I also question the arbitrary limit of 24 weeks, why not 24 weeks and 1 day? Or 25 weeks? How about 36 weeks? Or 40 weeks? Hell go for leather and set the limit at 52 weeks, many in South Auckland are doing that anyway, way up until 200 weeks. Killing babies is killing babies, surely it doesn’t matter when the limit is?
Labour leader Phil Goff said he hadn’t given the matter much thought.
Oh yeah, she definately has had a hand in this. Putting this in makes Goff look like he has as much control of his caucus that a senile man has of his bladder.