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Margaret Wong: Abortion involves more than a mother’s body

Originally published in the NZ Herald, 2 June 2016 Margaret Wong is a practising midwife who has also been a neonatal intensive care nurse and Plunket nurse during the past 40 years. Lizzie Marvelly is right; every woman should be able to make her own choices. Certainly in New Zealand, we have more choices than in any other time in history. New Zealand is probably one of the easiest countries …Read More

Medical council appeals abortion ruling

The Medical Council is appealing a High Court judgment that it must change its advice to doctors who conscientiously object to abortion. Council chairman John Adams said Tawa Medical Centre GP Catherine Hallagan and the New Zealand Health Professionals Alliance had last year instigated a judicial review which challenged the council’s advice to doctors on abortion and their own personal beliefs. Wellington High Court judge Justice Alan MacKenzie ruled in …Read More

Anti-abortion doctors challenge guidelines

Anti-abortion doctors have gone to court to challenge new Medical Council guidelines on how physicians with personal objections to abortion must deal with patients. The doctors filed an application in the High Court last week for a judicial review of the guidelines, titled “Beliefs and Medical Practice”. The Medical Council is withholding the guidelines until the case is decided. The doctors’ lawyer, Harry Waalkens, QC, said proceedings for a judicial …Read More