New Conservative is committed to saving both lives. The life of the baby in the womb, and the life of the mother from complications arising from surgery, serious mental health issues, greater risk of breast cancer, infertility, etc.
New Conservative is opposed to the decriminalisation of abortion as it involves the choices of one or more people resulting in the death of another. The taking of another’s life is a crime, not a health issue, and must be considered as such.
New Conservative is committed to ensure that any abortion practiced under The Contraception, Sterilisation and Abortion Act 1977 is actually practiced in accordance with that law, only when “serious danger to the life, or to the physical or mental health, of the woman or girl” exists, and “having full regard for the rights of the unborn child.”
New Conservative would see that the rights of the unborn child are defined in New Zealand law. The child, by reason of his/her physical and mental immaturity, needs special safeguards and protection, including appropriate legal protection, before as well as after birth, and has an inherent right to life.
New Conservative would ensure that anyone seeking abortion is given sufficient relevant factual information through compulsory independent counselling and a minimum of 48 hours reflection time to enable them to make an informed choice as to whether they continue to seek an abortion in accordance with the law or not. Such advice would include information regarding Abortion Pill Reversal for chemical abortions, alternative paths such as adoption with prenatal and postnatal care and support.
New Conservative would ensure that the matter of coercion and other factors rendering an abortion illegal such as the fabrication of health risks to the mother be addressed, and that “persons of influence” in such cases would be liable under the Crimes Act.
New Conservative would ensure that, except in exceptional circumstances, parental notification occurs in regards to any abortion procedures sought for children aged 16 and under.
New Conservative is the only Party acting on behalf of the unborn.