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They had their vote, now it’s OUR turn!

On Wednesday 18 March 2020, one week after the WHO had declared Covid-19 a global pandemic, the New Zealand Parliament voted to pass Labour’s Abortion Legislation Act – one of the most extreme abortion laws in the world.

The effect of this new Act is to permit lawful late term abortions to be performed by a medical practitioner up until and even during birth, as long as the medical practitioner reasonably believes that the abortion is “clinically appropriate” in the circumstances.

Vote for the Vulnerable is your chance to remind MPs and candidates that this appalling law was passed without your support, and how they voted will be informing your vote at the General Election.

Simply click on the ‘Take Action Now’ button below and enter your address in the search bar. This will bring up your local MPs and Candidates, showing you how they voted on the Abortion Legislation Act. Next, enter your name and email address to send them a message saying that you oppose this Act and will be voting for the vulnerable on election day 2020!

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How extreme is the Abortion Legislation Act?

Our previous law only permitted a lawful late term abortion if two doctors agreed it was necessary to save the life of a mother or to prevent serious permanent injury to her mental or physical health. The new Act allows it right up until and even during birth.


Furthermore, Parliament rejected multiple amendments which would have provided extra protections for the unborn child.

These included amendments that would have:

  • Provided, for the avoidance of doubt, that there was a duty to provide medical care and treatment to a child born alive in the event of an unsuccessful abortion (SOP: Simon O’Connor MP)
  • Made it an offence to abort an unborn child based solely on grounds of sex selection (SOP: 478)
  • Made it an offence to abort an unborn child based solely on grounds of disability (SOP: 479)

 

To make matters worse, this Act was brought into law by Labour using a rushed process involving a Parliamentary Select Committee which refused to hear orally 95% of the people who had asked to present oral submissions – the vast majority of whom opposed it.

How did the party leaders vote?

Jacinda Ardern - Labour party
Jacinda Ardern
  • VOTED FORThe Abortion Legislation Act
  • VOTED AGAINSTProtecting infants born-alive
    after a botched abortion
  • VOTED AGAINSTMaking sex-selective abortions an offence
  • VOTED AGAINSTBanning disability abortions
Winston Peters
Winston Peters
  • VOTED AGAINSTThe Abortion Legislation Act
  • VOTED AGAINSTProtecting infants born-alive
    after a botched abortion
  • VOTED AGAINSTMaking sex-selective abortions an offence
  • VOTED AGAINSTBanning disability abortions
Judith Collins
Judith Collins
  • VOTED FORThe Abortion Legislation Act
  • NO VOTE RECORDEDProtecting infants born-alive
    after a botched abortion
  • VOTED AGAINSTMaking sex-selective abortions an offence
  • VOTED AGAINSTBanning disability abortions
Marama Davidson
Marama Davidson
  • VOTED FORThe Abortion Legislation Act
  • VOTED AGAINSTProtecting infants born-alive
    after a botched abortion
  • VOTED AGAINSTMaking sex-selective abortions an offence
  • VOTED AGAINSTBanning disability abortions
James Shaw
James Shaw
  • VOTED FORThe Abortion Legislation Act
  • VOTED AGAINSTProtecting infants born-alive
    after a botched abortion
  • VOTED AGAINSTMaking sex-selective abortions an offence
  • VOTED AGAINSTBanning disability abortions
David Seymour

David Seymour

  • VOTED FORThe Abortion Legislation Act
  • VOTED AGAINSTProtecting infants born-alive
    after a botched abortion
  • VOTED AGAINSTMaking sex-selective abortions an offence
  • VOTED AGAINSTBanning disability abortions
Jami-Lee Ross
Jami-Lee Ross
  • VOTED FORThe Abortion Legislation Act
  • VOTED AGAINSTProtecting infants born-alive
    after a botched abortion
  • VOTED AGAINSTMaking sex-selective abortions an offence
  • VOTED AGAINSTBanning disability abortions

How did the parties vote?

Labour

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of MPs voted for the Abortion Legislation Act

National

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of MPs voted for the Abortion Legislation Act

new Zealand First

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of MPs voted for the Abortion Legislation Act

Green

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of MPs voted for the Abortion Legislation Act

Act

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of MPs voted for the Abortion Legislation Act

Advance NZ

%

of MPs voted for the Abortion Legislation Act