There was a certain consistency in the apparent inconsistency of NZ First's response to legislation to reform abortion laws.

The revelation NZ First wanted a referendum on abortion took some by surprise, not least because it followed months of careful negotiations by NZ First's Tracey Martin with Justice Minister Andrew Little to agree on the shape of the reforms that would be put to the vote.

Those taken by surprise apparently included Martin herself, who had already said no referendum was needed and it had not been raised within the caucus throughout the negotiations.

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