29 Jul 2020

National Party throws abortion back into spotlight

From Morning Report, 7:23 am on 29 July 2020

Anti-abortion groups and some National MPs say the new abortion law is so ill-defined it allows women to end pregnancies right up to birth but the Justice Minister Andrew Little says anyone who believes that full-term abortions exist is an idiot.

The emotive subject is back in the spotlight after National MP Harete Hipango published a Facebook post accusing the Prime Minister of supporting abortion up to full-term.

Opposition leader Judith Collins, who herself voted for the law change, says National has no party-wide stance.

Eleisha Foon reports.