Hon. Tony Ryall MP National Law and Order spokesman
14 April 2005
Labour approved brother-sister sex paper
Labour approved a discussion paper that proposed legalising brother-sister sex for over-20-year-olds, according to
official documents released today by National’s Law and Order spokesman, Tony Ryall.
“When asked in Parliament this morning why he had approved the paper, Justice Minister Phil Goff said ‘because it was an
“Official documents show that Labour’s advisers wanted to remove brother-sister sexual relationships for those over 20
from the offence of ‘incest’.
“The advisers also suggested this may mean that a pregnancy arising out of a brother-sister relationship would no longer
be grounds for a lawful abortion.
“Fortunately, this proposal did not make the bill,” Mr Ryall says.
“I know Mr Goff would not support this proposal.
“I do not know why he would allow such a proposal to be even discussed. He should have told his officials it was not
Government policy and should be removed.
“This is the same discussion paper that proposed decriminalising some sexual activity between 12 and 16-year-olds, and
this proposal was approved by the Government.
“This is typical of the PC agenda that has colonised the public service under Labour,” Mr Ryall says.