Save the unborn lies dear to my heart. In NZ we do have freedom of choice. I quite like what the Community Law say about Abortion.
What is termination (or abortion)?
A termination is a surgical or medical procedure to terminate (end) a pregnancy by removing the embryo or foetus from a woman’s womb before it is mature enough to survive outside the woman’s body. A termination is also sometimes called an abortion.
When is it legal to have a termination?
Contraception, Sterilisation, and Abortion Act 1977, s 29; Crimes Act 1961, s 187A
In New Zealand, a termination is legal if it is authorised by two doctors who are certifying consultants (you can get a referral to these doctors from your GP or Family Planning clinic). Certifying consultants will authorise a termination if your pregnancy is up to 20 weeks and: continuing the pregnancy will result in serious danger to your life or your physical or mental health, or
there is a big risk the child would be seriously physically or mentally disabled, or the pregnancy is a result of incest, or you have a significant impairment.
Other factors that the consultants may consider are:
- Your age
- Whether you are pregnant as a result of rape.
If you are more than 20 weeks pregnant, a termination is legal if:
- it is necessary to save your life; or
- it is necessary to prevent serious physical or mental permanent injury to you.
If you are unsure about whether this law applies, you should talk to your doctor or to Family Planning ( www.familyplanning.org.nz).
I agree with these terms but do not agree when abortion is done for other reasons. Our children are taonga (treasured gift).
Life is precious.
Title: Save the UNBORN
Medium: oil crayon and dyes on paper | Scale: 500mm x 700mm | No: 64 Artwork Project 313
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