Statement: 19 February 2020
‘Catholic bishops warn proposed abortion law removes tenuous unborn rights New Zealand’s Catholic bishops are concerned that unborn babies will lose their existing tenuous legal rights if Parliament passes the Abortion Legislation Bill in the form proposed by a select committee.
And unborn babies with a fetal disability will have even less protection than under the current law, the bishops note.’
The full text of the Catholic bishops statement can be read here.
‘The amendments fail to deal with substantive concerns raised by The Nathaniel Centre and the NZ Catholic Bishops Conference in their submission to the Select Committee.’
Ongoing concerns are summarised here