Right to Life is disappointed in the judgment of the High Court in the case of Right to Life V Abortion Supervisory Committee. This judgment is bad news for women and their unborn. It means that Family Planning which is at the forefront of promoting abortion in New Zealand can now pursue its declared objective of turning all of its 30 clinics into abortion clinics. Right to Life questions whether Family Planning is aspiring to take over the abortion industry in New Zealand?
The Court found in favour of the Committee. Right to Life, when it sought a Declaratory Judgment on the meaning of section 21 [b] of the Contraception Sterilisation and Abortion Act 1977, alleged that the Committee had acted unlawfully in issuing a limited abortion licence to the Family Planning Association for its Tauranga clinic. The judgment did however find, that the licences issued to Family Planning in 2014 and 2015 were unlawful.