Abortion body ruled by Parliament, not courts – judge

The Press 14/08/2009
Parliament is the proper authority to oversee the activities of the Abortion Supervisory Committee and not the courts, a judge has ruled. Christchurch anti-abortion group Right To Life had sought High Court orders regarding the powers of the committee, but Justice Miller has declined to do so. “The committee is supervised by Parliament, which can hold it to account if it does not administer the law honestly, and is the proper body to assess where the public interest lies in this field,” the judgment said.

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