New Zealand Parliament passed mourning holiday law for abortion stillbirth

Labor MP Ginni Anderson presented the bill, saying that the passage of this bill shows that New Zealand is once again paving the way for compassion and progressive legislation. 


New Zealand Parliament passed mourning holiday law for abortion stillbirth


Recently, the Parliament of New Zealand has unanimously approved a law under which couples who suffer miscarriage or stillbirth/stillbirth will be given three days of paid leave. With this, New Zealand has become the second country in the world to enact such a law, because such a law already exists in India.


According to this bereavement law which has been unanimously passed in the Parliament of New Zealand, if there is a miscarriage or stillbirth during pregnancy, the employees are given three days' leave, in addition to the sick leave of the employee.


Labor Party MP Ginni Anderson presented the bill, stating that the passage of this bill shows that New Zealand is once again paving the way for compassion and progressive legislation and that it is a paid holiday for abortion and stillbirth Granting Walls became the second such country in the world.


New Zealand has always been a leading country on various women's rights issues. It was the first country in the world to give women the right to vote and has been a leader on all such issues which have been focused on women's rights.


  • Under this law, holiday provisions including payment will apply to mothers, their spouses as well as parents who plan to have a child through surrogacy and adoption.
  • According to Labor MP Ginni Anderson, one in four women in New Zealand has suffered an abortion.
  •  India is the only other country in which such a law is already in force. 

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