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New Zealand's prime minister said Wednesday that his governing party will thwart attempts to overturn a law that bans hitting kids. The law, which Parliament passed overwhelmingly in , stops parents from using force to discipline their children but gives police the discretion not to prosecute minor incidents. Opponents claim the law is intrusive and could turn thousands of good parents into criminals, though no prosecutions have succeeded under the new law. Boscawen said the bill would make it legal for parents to lightly hit their children for "the purpose of correction," and "makes it absolutely certain that it wouldn't be a criminal offense.

Support for overturning ban Last week, But while there is widespread public support for the measure, Boscawen's bill will likely be defeated when voted on by Parliament in the coming weeks, with the governing National Party and the opposition Labour and Green parties all opposed to it. I don't need a member's bill to do that," Key told reporters. He said that if parents were prosecuted or if their children were taken away for "minor or inconsequential smacking," then the law would change. The prime minister acknowledged the referendum showed there was some unease with parents.

It was an overwhelming endorsement for a law change. IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser. Politics Covid U. News World Opinion Business. Share this —. Follow NBC News.

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In New Zealand, law bans beating, allows spanking