9 Aug 2019

Abortion bill passes first reading

From The Panel, 4:08 pm on 9 August 2019

The Abortion Legislation Bill passed its first reading last evening, 94 votes to 23. It will now go to the Select Committee stage.

There were heartfelt stories shared in parliament on both sides of the debate, including from New Zealand First MP Tracey Martin explaining the situation with her party and the surprise call for a referendum on the controversial issue.