We are advising the Government on how the law could treat abortion as a health issue

The Government is considering how best to ensure New Zealand’s abortion laws are consistent with treating abortion as a health issue.

To do that, it has asked the Law Commission for advice on what alternative approaches could be taken in the law to align with a health approach.

Specifically, the Government has asked us to review the criminal aspects of abortion law, the grounds for abortion and the process for receiving abortion services.

This website explains the current law and the process for receiving abortion services.

We want to hear your views as we develop our advice to the Government. You can provide input until 5pm on 18 May 2018.

We will provide our advice to the Government in October 2018.

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