Abortion confidentiality is important for young people - Davidson

Aroha Treacher
  • Tāmaki Makaurau

Kei te upoko pakaru te whiu a te whānau Kieft nō Taranaki, kia tīni te ture whakatahe, nō te mōhio, i whakatahe pēpi tā rātou tamahine i aia e 15 ngā tau. Ko tā rātou e whai nei, me whakamōhio atu ki ngā mātua ka tika. Engari, ko tā te mema nō te roopu Kākariki a Marama Davidson, kei te kōhine te kōrero whakamutunga, me noho tapu tonu tōna whakataunga hoki.

E ai ki te ture o Aotearoa, kāore ngā kōhine e whakatahe pēpi ana e mate ki te whakamōhio atu i o rātou mātua.

E ai ki a Davidson, “I'm very clear that confidentiality is important for young people to be able to access the health services that they need especially the young ones they need to feel safe. I'm clear that the final decision for termination and any health procedure needs to stay with that young person.”

Heoi, ko tā te whānau Kieft me whakamōhio atu ngā mātua ka tika, nā runga i te mōhio i whakatahe pēpi tā rātou tamahine i a ia e 15 ngā tau te pakeke.

Hei tā Hillary Kieft, “This law needs to change, parents need to be informed they need to be informed so that they can support their daughter through this and after whatever happens. As long as someone is there to support them so that we don’t see the suicide rate going up.”

I Kōrero a Ariana Kieft mo taua wā, “I was promised counselling and everything else under the sun but when we got to that stage I was left standing with depression, anxiety, insecurities, numerous suicide attempts that I'm not proud of, but that is just what teenage abortions bring to the table.”

I hapū a Davidson i tōna tau tekau mā whitu, nōna te whakatau kia whakatahe te pēpi.

Hei tā Davidson, “I needed to be able to make that decision for myself as a teenager and what helped me to approach the support services that I needed was having full privacy protected and knowing I was free to tell who I wanted to talk to.”

E ai ki ngā whika kua riro mai ki a mātou, i te tau 2014 318 ngā kōhine i raro i te 16 ngā tau te pakeke i whakatahe pepi. Ētahi, he tekau mā tahi noa iho ngā tau.

E ai ki a Mrs Kieft, “I’m gonna keep fighting, I’m bound even when I went to select committee government,  I'm bound I will fight this all the way, I think a lot of it is to educate people on this issue and to just rally the support.”

Nā te kōmiti whāiti i whakakore i te petihana, nā reira, i tuku atu te whānau he amuamu ōkawa ki te kōmiti Justice and Electoral, nātemea, kei te hē ngā tatauranga i horaina ki taua whakawānga.