National MP and possible leader of a new breakaway party Alfred Ngaro says no woman has been made to feel like a criminal for seeking an abortion in New Zealand.
…this total misrepresentation of the impact of NZs ludicrous abortion laws is such a needless and cruel slap in the face to every woman who has ever had to jump through the hoops to gain an abortion.
Ngaro knows what he is saying is a falsehood, but he’s playing it up for political gain. His willingness to do this suggests his fanaticism is far more dangerous than first blush had suggested.
Let me state as clearly as I can for the record, I believe that the decision for an abortion is one that is determined between a woman and her dr, no one else.
It is a medical procedure, it needs to be safe, legal and free.
It requires only the desire by the woman plus any wrap around counselling services she might require post the abortion.
No one else should have a say.
I feel stupid even having to state something so obvious, but post the Alabama decision and the rise of the religious right wanting to control women’s bodies, it’s time for clear cut and serious pushback.
An individual’s autonomy of their own body is the sacrosanct promise of every liberal democracy, watching attempts by religious fanatics to roll that agency back is medieval.
It is time to progress the abortion legislation and make it legal and safe. This Government should be hell bent on progressing the change through the chamber and into law before the end of the year so that the issue is inoculated before next years election.
If there is a menace to NZ’s freedom, it is from Ngaro, not Golriz.