Media Release 23rd August 2008
The Abortion Supervisory Committee is blatantly ignoring a High Court judgment that put the Committee on notice for failing to fulfil its statutory duties.
Justice Miller in the High Court in Wellington on 9 June stated that “there is reason to doubt the lawfulness of many abortions authorised by certifying consultants, we have abortion on request.”
Justice Miller confirmed that “the Committee does in fact have the power to hold certifying consultants accountable for the lawfulness of abortions they authorise and to question them why they are using mental health grounds to authorise 98% of abortions.
The Committee has advised that they have taken no action to implement the judgment. Are doctors above the law?
Abortion is violence against vulnerable women and their unborn children.
Since the judgment more than 3000 innocent and defenceless unborn New Zealanders have been deprived of their lives, many presumably unlawfully. This is an appalling violation of human rights.
Why is the Abortion Supervisory Committee not complying with the High Court judgment? When is Parliament going to act to protect the unborn the weakest and most defenceless members of our human family by ensuring the requirements of the judgment of the High Court are complied with?
Right to Life New Zealand Inc.