23 Jul 2019

Abortion law reform final draft goes to Cabinet

From Morning Report, 7:10 am on 23 July 2019

A bill that would remove abortion from the Crimes Act will go before Cabinet ministers on Tuesday for final approval.

Now the Justice Minister Andrew Little has reached consensus with NZ First it's expected the legislative Cabinet committee will okay the draft bill.

Mr Little says he'll have an announcement to make in a matter of weeks and in the meantime has recruited a senior National MP to help get it across the line once the bill is ready to be voted on in the House.

RNZ political reporter Jo Moir has this story.