New Zealand Parliament Pāremata Aotearoa

Petition of Aimee Wilson: Remove abortion from the Crimes Act 1961

Published date: 19 Hōngo 2019

Petition request

That the House of Representatives take abortion out of the Crimes Act 1961 so that abortion is not considered a crime in New Zealand.

Petition reason

Abortion should not be a crime because I believe that all women should have the option to have an abortion without being considered a criminal.

Number of Signatures: 37856
Petition number: 2017/376
Date presented: 19 Jul 2019
Referred to: Abortion Legislation Committee
SC Report(s): 14 Feb 2020
Closing date: 05 Jul 2019