For almost 50 years, ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa was all about reforming New Zealand’s abortion laws.
Now, we have law reform. So where do we go from here?
Let’s talk about a vision for our organisation’s next steps. This discussion is open to all our friends, members, and supporters. It will help us set the stage for ALRANZ’s AGM.
Come with your ideas about the future of reproductive health and rights in Aotearoa.
To get tickets to this event, go here.
This meeting is for anyone who wants to talk about abortion law reform. There will be speakers, and discussion, and ALRANZ’s AGM. Let’s do all we can to make 2019 the year we get law reform!
Saturday 6 April 2019 3pm
ALRANZ National president Terry Bellamak will be at Chuffed Coffee in Auckland for lunch on Wednesday 27 March at 11:30 am. If you’re in the area, stop by for some lunch and a chance to talk about abortion law reform with like-minded individuals. We would love to see you there!
Wednesday 27 March 2019 11:30 am
Chuffed Coffee, 43 High Street, Auckland
Moderator – Noelle McCarthy
Four powerful speakers confirmed:
Terry Bellamak – National President of ALRANZ
Lizzie Marvelly – Writer, Activist and Musician
Ella Shepherd – Student, Feminist and Education Activist
Golriz Ghahraman – Green Party MP.
Donations between zero and $20
Nobody should be denied the right to make informed choices about our health, our bodies, and how we plan our families, but in New Zealand, abortion continues to remain a criminal offence. Under our current law, we need two doctors to verify that continuing a pregnancy would be harmful to our health or mental health in order to be granted an abortion. These hurdles cause unnecessary stress and frustration for countless women and people seeking to end their pregnancy.
Unplanned pregnancies can result in job losses, exclusion from work and educational institutions, financial strain, and judgement from the community and family. The expectation to make these sacrifices, carry a pregnancy to term, and take on more duties as a parent, falls primarily on women.
The stigma towards abortion and discrimination against people with unplanned pregnancies cannot end while abortion remains in the Crimes Act. Access to abortion must not rely on our capacity to jump through hoops or lie about or health. Doctors and governments do not have the right to control our bodies – only we do!
On the 5th of December, we will march from Frank Kitts Park to Parliament. Join us as we stand before Parliament to demand abortion be removed from the Crimes Act, and demand free, safe, widely-accessible, publicly funded access to abortions for all who need them.
Confirmed Musical Acts:
Siobhan Leilani – NahBo
Please sign ALRANZ‘s petition: https://our.actionstation.org.nz/petitions/reform-our-abortion-law
Bigotry of any kind including transphobia, racism, homophobia, and ableism will not be condoned in this event page or at the march.