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ASA throw out attempt to shut down criticism of NZ Govt’s plan to introduce abortion up to birth for Down’s syndrome

“The New Zealand Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has thrown out a complaint against Right To Life UK.”

“The complaint appears to have been made by Young Labour’s Senior Executive Secretary and Labour Party youth camp organiser Tess Macintyre.”

“In September 2019, Right To Life UK ran a news article on its website covering opposition from parents of children with Down’s syndrome to proposed changes to New Zealand abortion legislation that also outlined how the proposed law change would introduce abortion up to birth for disabilities including Down’s syndrome. This article was also posted on the organisation’s Facebook page.”

“The complainant, T Macintyre, claimed that the Facebook post presented  “a false claim that the Prime Minister of New Zealand is attempting to legalise abortion up to birth for foetuses with Down syndrome.”  “

“The Advertising Standards Authority has now thrown out the complaint.”

“Spokesperson for Right To Life UK Catherine Robinson said: “The NZ Labour Party needs to stand up and justify why they want to legalise abortion for babies with disabilities including cleft lip, club foot and Down’s syndrome right through to birth. They need to stop trying to shut down debate on this important issue.”

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