It was a sad day as 69 out of 120 members of Parliament voted for a law that removes any legal recognition or protection of the unborn child, and introduces one of the most radical abortion laws in the world.
Below is the voting record. We are very very grateful for the 51 MPs who voted for the rights of the unborn child and the wellbeing of pregnant women. We have also highlighted the 12 MPs (in bold italics) who moved from a Yes vote in the 2nd Reading to a NO vote in the 3rd and Final Reading (5 from National, 7 from NZ First)
51 MPs voted FOR life, FOR women, FOR the unborn
NATIONAL MPs WHO VOTED NO:
Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi, Maggie Barry, Andrew Bayly, Simon Bridges, Simeon Brown, Gerry Brownlee, Jacqui Dean, Sarah Dowie, Paulo Garcia, Paul Goldsmith, Nathan Guy, Joanne Hayes, Harete Hipango, Matt King, Denise Lee, Melissa Lee, Agnes Loheni, Tim Macindoe, Todd McClay, Ian McKelvie, Todd Muller, Alfred Ngaro, Simon O’Connor, Parmjeet Parmar, Christopher Penk, Maureen Pugh, Shane Reti, Alastair Scott, Nick Smith, Louise Upston, Tim van den Molen, Hamish Walker, Michael Woodhouse, Jonathan Young, Lawrence Yule (35)
LABOUR MPs WHO VOTED NO :
Damien O’Connor, Greg O’Connor, Anahila Kanongata’a-Suisuiki, Nanaia Mahuta, Adrian Rurawhe, Jenny Salesa, Jamie Strange, Rino Tirikatene, Meka Whaitiri (9)
NZ FIRST MPs WHO VOTED NO:
Darroch Ball, Shane Jones, Ron Mark, Clayton Mitchell, Mark Patterson, Winston Peters, Fletcher Tabuteau (7 MPs)
69 MPs voted FOR abortion, & against the unborn child
NATIONAL MPs WHO VOTED YES:
Amy Adams, David Bennett, Paula Bennett, Dan Bidois, Chris Bishop, David Carter, Judith Collins, Matt Doocey, Andrew Falloon, Brett Hudson, Nikki Kaye, Barbara Kuriger, Mark Mitchell, Scott Simpson, Stuart Smith (CORRECTION: didn’t bother voting), Erica Stanford, Anne Tolley, Nicky Wagner, Nicola Willis, Jian Yang (20)
LABOUR MPs WHO VOTED YES:
Kiri Allan, Ginny Andersen, Jacinda Ardern, David Clark, Tamati Coffey, Liz Craig, Clare Curran, Kelvin Davis, Ruth Dyson, Paul Eagle, Kris Faafoi, Peeni Henare, Chris Hipkins, Raymond Huo, Willie Jackson, Iain Lees-Galloway, Andrew Little, Marja Lubeck, Jo Luxton, Kieran McAnulty, Trevor Mallard, Stuart Nash, David Parker, Willow-Jean Prime, Priyanca Radhakrishnan, Grant Robertson, Deborah Russell, Carmel Sepuloni, Aupito William Sio, Jan Tinetti, Phil Twyford, Louisa Wall, Angie Warren-Clark, Duncan Webb, Poto Williams, Michael Wood, Megan Woods (37)
NZ FIRST MPs WHO VOTED YES:
Jenny Marcroft, Tracey Martin (2)
GREEN MPs WHO VOTED YES:
Marama Davidson, Julie Anne Genter, Golriz Ghahraman, Gareth Hughes, Jan Logie, Eugenie Sage, James Shaw, Chloe Swarbrick (all 8)
INDEPENDENT / ACT PARTY:
Jami-Lee Ross / David Seymour both voted Yes to abortion
Can I take this opportunity to thank the (literally) thousands of you who have written to, emailed and visited MPs, made submissions (including oral submissions), debated on social media, marched, attended public meetings, and encouraged our pro-life MPs and leaders. I believe we can honestly say that we did everything we could to stop this atrocious bill. We are fighting an ideology that is anti-science, anti-life and harmful to society – and unfortunately that dangerous view is currently in the majority in our Parliament, and especially at the leadership level. We will have the opportunity to change that in September – which is why our Value Your Vote voting record and guide will be so important.
But we honour you for your efforts. Thank you for standing with us as we stand for life.