Abortion is healthcare.
Each person has the right to choose whether to continue or end a pregnancy without having to ask for permission.
The choice to end a pregnancy, for whatever reason, is a human right.
Everyone has the right to
bodily agency and moral autonomy;
to receive medical care; and
to choose to follow any religion or none.
The government has a duty to maintain a supportive environment in which these rights can be exercised.
- every person in Aotearoa NZ to have an equal opportunity to access any reproductive healthcare they choose—be it contraception, abortion, sterilisation, or prenatal care—without cost or the approval of any medical practitioner.
- the Ministry of Health to commit to continuing to work toward equitable, patient-centred abortion care.
the law to require healthcare providers refusing care on the basis of their own ‘conscience’ to compensate patients for wasting their time, energy, and money.
the government to maintain conditions that support all people in exercising choices related to their sexual and reproductive lives.