Right to Life believes that the government has violated the functions of the Law Commission Act 1985 by actually directing the Commission to comply with a direction from government to produce a report that conforms to government policy. This is the action of a dictatorship and not a Parliamentary democracy.
The government has exploited and manipulated the Law Commission to direct it to produce recommendations on how to take abortion out of the Crimes Act and to make the killing of the unborn a health issue of choice for women.
The government has a duty to protect the human rights of all New Zealanders from conception to natural death. Why then do the Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern and the Minister of Justice, Andrew Little maintain a deafening silence in speaking up for the voiceless unborn, who are the weakest and most defenceless members of the human family? Shame on them.
The Minister of Justice in a letter to the President of the Law Commission, Sir Douglas White QC dated 27 February 2018 directed the Commission as follows, … “Accordingly, I am requesting under section 7 of the Law Commission Act 1985 that you prioritise a briefing to me with the Law Commission’s advice . Given our intention to propose a policy shift to treat abortion as a health issue, I would like the Law Commission’s advice on what alternative approaches could be taken in our legal framework to align with a health approach.”[Read more…]