Media Release 12 August 2014
Advocates for the killing of unborn children falsely claim that the abortion laws criminalise women; they don’t. The abortion laws in New Zealand are in the Crimes Act to both protect women and their unborn.
In the defence of women, Right to Life challenges those who claim to represent women but advocate for the anti-feminist decriminalisation of abortion. Their politically correct language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable. They betray women by seeking to remove the legal protection afforded by the Crimes Act, for the health and welfare of women and the life of their precious unborn children.
The Crimes Act does not criminalise women, Section 185, Female procuring her own miscarriage was repealed on 16 December 1977. Section 183 Procuring abortion by any means, provides for a person who unlawfully administers to or causes to be taken by her any drug or any noxious thing, or unlawfully uses on her any instrument to procure an abortion to be charged before the court. A person found guilty of procuring an unlawful abortion may be sentenced to a term of imprisonment not exceeding 14 years.