Law Commission seeks abortion law input

The commission wants the country's abortion laws to be made more health-centred

Law Commission seeks abortion law input

The Law Commission is seeking input on how New Zealand can focus on abortion as more of a health issue.

The move comes after Justice Minister Andrew Little asked the commission to provide a briefing on approaches to make the country’s legal framework align with the new approach.

As part of the consultation, the commission has launched a new website at The website contains information on governing legislation as well as a mechanism to gather feedback, which can also be sent to [email protected]

"We want to hear what people think about how New Zealand's abortion laws could be made more health-centred," said Law Commissioner Belinda Clark.

Input will be gathered by the government body until 18 May. It will give advice to the justice minister on October.


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