Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is calling the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v Wade “incredibly upsetting.”
A great many American ladies have lost the constitutional right to abortion, after the 50-year-old Roe v Wade choice protecting the right to an abortion was overturned.
Ardern said in an explanation today that the choice is a misfortune for ladies everywhere.
“Watching the expulsion of a lady’s major right to settle on choices over their own body is staggeringly disturbing,” she said.
“Here in New Zealand we as of late legislated to decriminalize abortion and treat it as a wellbeing as opposed to criminal issue.
“That change was grounded in the basic conviction that it’s a women’s right to choose. People are totally qualified for have profoundly held feelings on this issue. But those personal beliefs should never rob another from making their own decisions.
“To see that rule currently lost in the United States feels like a misfortune for ladies all over.
“At the point when there are such countless issues to handle, such countless difficulties that face lady and young ladies, we want progress, not to battle similar battles and move in reverse.”
Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta tweeted that it was “draconian” and does not support womens’ right to choose.
Green Party MP Chlöe Swarbrick impacted the choice, communicating “solidarity with Americans fighting for restoration of their rights to healthcare.”
ACT leader David Seymour said that “It may be that this is just returning the question to a state one, but half the states are going back a century in just a few days.”
Seymour, who upheld New Zealand’s Abortion Legislation Bill to decriminalize abortion, said he is profoundly worried for the freedoms of American ladies and the future of US politics.
“I believe that this will achieve a political earthquake in America. What’s more, this is when New Zealand actually needs America to be focused on trade and security, rather than re-litigating battles of the 1950s.”
Green Party MP Jan Logie doesn’t expect the choice will encourage people to push for changes to the abortion laws in New Zealand.
Logie said she is thankful New Zealand decriminalized abortion in 2020.
“We’ve seen a result of that a rising number of New Zealanders who recognize the importance of reproductive justice. But this tells us also that we cannot be complacent.”
Logie said she fears the choice will increase the rate of unsafe abortions in the US.
Family Life International’s Michelle Kaufman said she believes that New Zealand’s abortion laws to change.
“I hope one day that we will see an end to abortion, that people will see that it’s the unthinkable choice, that there are better ways.”
Kaufman said abortion is violence and that it doesn’t solve problems.
Public Party pioneer Christopher Luxon has not unveiled any explanations on the choice yet.
He already has said he is against abortion actually, yet not keen on changing New Zealand law.