Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Abortion Legislation Act 2020

Public Act
2020 No 6
Date of assent
23 March 2020
see section 2


3Principal Act
4Long Title repealed
5Section 2 replaced (Interpretation)
6New sections 2A and 2B inserted
2ATransitional, savings, and related provisions
2BAct binds the Crown
7Section 5 amended (Supply of contraceptives to sexual violation complainants)
8Sections 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
13Self-referral to abortion services
14Conscientious objection
15Employer providing certain services must accommodate conscientious objection of applicant or employee unless it would cause unreasonable disruption
16Minister of Health to ensure availability of certain services
17Duty of Director-General to undertake periodic reviews of certain matters
18Duty of Director-General to compile, maintain, and make available list of abortion service providers
19Duty of Director-General to collect, collate, analyse, and publish information
20Abortion service provider to notify Director-General about abortion services provided
21Abortion for sole purpose of sex selection
22Reports to be presented to House of Representatives
23General regulation-making power
9New Schedules 1 and 2 inserted
10Amendments to Crimes Act 1961
11Cross-heading above section 182 replaced
12Section 182 amended (Killing unborn child)
13Sections 182A to 187A replaced
183Abortion procured by person other than health practitioner
14Amendments to Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003
15Section 174 amended (Duty of health practitioners in respect of reproductive health services)
16Amendment to Health and Disability Commissioner Act 1994
17Section 2 amended (Interpretation)
18Consequential amendments and revocation
Legislative history
Administrative information

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: