Posts Tagged ‘Abortion law reform’

Legal abortions fall by 90% in Poland after court eliminates exception for fetal defects

Monday, August 8th, 2022

The number of legal abortions in Poland decreased by 90% in 2021 following a court ruling that banned abortion in the case of a fetal medical diagnosis such as Down syndrome. According to a report by the Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita, data from the Ministry of Health shows that the number of legal abortions in the Read more

NZ abortions on the rise

Monday, October 18th, 2021
Otago Daily Times

Changes to New Zealand legislation in March 2020 has resulted in a three per cent rise in abortions. After a decade of falling numbers, the Ministry of Health says 13,246 abortions were performed last year. This number compared to 12,857 in 2019 and 16,630 in 2010. The mean age of those having an abortion last Read more

Supreme Court agrees to hear abortion case, a possible threat to Roe v. Wade

Thursday, May 20th, 2021

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case involving a challenge to a Mississippi law prohibiting most abortions after the 15th week of pregnancy, a move that could weaken abortion rights nationwide. The case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, revolves around a Mississippi law passed in 2018 that bans all abortions after 15 weeks Read more

Abortion law change does not change hearts and minds

Sunday, March 22nd, 2020
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The New Zealand Parliament has passed legislation which has removed abortion from the Crimes Act. It also removes the legal test for the procedure up until 20 weeks. The New Zealand Catholic Bishops are deeply disappointed with the abortion law changes. “This Bill totally ignores the fact that there are always at least two human Read more

Abortion law Bill: Safe Zones rejected

Thursday, March 12th, 2020

Justice Minister Andrew Little will not try to re-introduce “safe zones” into his abortion legalisation bill after a mix up removed them. “The safe zone provision was always the most marginally supported,” Little said. The abortion law bill was going through the committee stage on Tuesday evening and into the early hours of Wednesday. ACT Read more

Abortion after 20 weeks gestation likely to be more frequent

Thursday, September 19th, 2019
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In a submission to a Select Committee, Family First national director Bob McCoskrie stated proposed changes to abortion legislation would make late-term abortions more accessible and therefore more would occur. “Currently it’s only available for exceptional circumstances, danger to the life and health of the mother, or the child,” said McCoskrie “But in this bill Read more

Abortion law reform: NZ Catholic bishops call to action

Monday, August 26th, 2019

New Zealand’s parliament is debating a significant revision of the country’s abortion laws. The New Zealand Catholic bishops have sent a message to church members encouraging them to inform themselves about the issue and to take some action while the revision is under consideration. Click here to see a comparison between the existing and the proposed legislation and Read more

Making abortion easier to get does not address serious underlying issues

Monday, August 12th, 2019

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops have expressed their concern about the proposed new abortion regime for New Zealand. However, they look forward to contributing to what they hoped would be an honest, respectful dialogue that explored the complexities surrounding abortion. The Bishops hear about abortion from a wide community of Catholic women and men said Read more

Abortion law change not part coalition agreement.

Thursday, August 8th, 2019
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The deputy prime minister Winston Peters says that abortion law reform was not part of New Zealand First’s 2017 election campaign. “You should pay attention to other parties’ policies. I know what their policy is,” he said referring to Labour’s election campaign. “They campaigned on it. We didn’t,” Peters told Sky News on Thursday morning. He also Read more

Abortion law changes revealed

Monday, August 5th, 2019
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On Monday, Justice Minister Andrew Little announced the details of a bill amending the abortion legislation. The bill will be voted on in a conscience vote. The first reading is likely to be on Thursday. Salient aspects of the proposed legislation Abortion is removed from the crimes act. A woman who is not more than Read more