Abortion Legislation Bill

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Hon Andrew Little

Abortion Legislation Bill

Government Bill

164—2

Contents

Commentary
Key
1Title
2Commencement
3Principal Act
4Long Title repealed
5Section 2 replaced (Interpretation)
2Interpretation
6New sections 2A and 2B inserted
2ATransitional, savings, and related provisions
2BAct binds the Crown
6ASection 5 amended (Supply of contraceptives to sexual violation complainants)
7Sections 10 to 46 replaced
10Provision of abortion services to women not more than 20 weeks pregnant
11Provision of abortion services to women more than 20 weeks pregnant
12Minister of Health to ensure availability of counselling services for abortion
13Counselling
14Self-referral to abortion services
15Certain behaviour prohibited in safe areas
16Power of constable to arrest without warrant
17Regulations: safe areas
18Duties of Director-General of Health
19Conscientious objection
20Employer providing certain services must accommodate conscientious objection of applicant or employee unless it would cause unreasonable disruption to activities
20AMinister of Health to ensure availability of certain services
20BDuty of Director-General to undertake periodic reviews of certain matters
20CDuty of Director-General to compile, maintain, and make available list of abortion service providers
20DDuty of Director-General to collect, collate, analyse, and publish information
20EAbortion service provider to notify Director-General about abortion services provided
20FAbortion for sole purpose of sex selection
20GReports to be presented to House of Representatives
21General regulation-making power
8New Schedule Schedules 1 and 2 inserted
9Amendments to Crimes Act 1961
10Cross-heading above section 182 replaced
11Section 182 amended (Killing unborn child)
12Sections 182A to 187A replaced
183Abortion procured by person other than health practitioner
13Amendments to Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003
14Section 174 amended (Duty of health practitioners in respect of reproductive health services)
15Amendment to Health and Disability Commissioner Act 1994
16Section 2 amended (Interpretation)
17Consequential amendments and revocation
Legislative history

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: