Two international students who face removal orders because they got pregnant while in New Zealand say they are being discriminated against and treated “unduly harshly”.
One plans to appeal to the Human Rights Commission.
Women who get pregnant while in New Zealand on temporary residency permits are being told they have to leave the country to have their babies because they would put pressure on already-stretched maternity services, the New Zealand Herald reported.
They are being told they cannot give birth here even if they are prepared to pay the full medical and maternity care costs.
Posted on June 1, 2009 by la_ciudadista