MEDIA RELEASES

COGS Funds Anti-abortion Counselling

ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa condemned Internal Affairs’ funding of non-professional anti-abortion ‘counselling’, as reported on RNZ this morning. “How does influencing a private person’s private medical decisions ‘benefit the community’? This is wrong on so many...

Movement on Abortion Law Reform

ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa welcomes the news that the government has finalised a draft abortion law reform bill. The bill goes before the legislative Cabinet committee today. It is expected to progress easily. “It’s great to finally see some movement in this...

March and Demonstration to Demand Abortion Law Reform

Victoria University Feminist Organisation and ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa, in conjunction with the VUW Feminist Law Students, Organise Aotearoa, Fem Force, and with the support of VUW Student Association announced they are sponsoring a march and demonstration in...

ALRANZ Hails UK Parliament Vote

ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa applauds the United Kingdom Parliament on its historic vote to extend access to abortion and same-sex marriage to Northern Ireland. “Northern Ireland’s draconian stance on abortion has put them at odds with accepted human rights...

Two-Thirds Support Abortion for Any Reason

ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa applauds new research by the University of Auckland, showing two-thirds of New Zealanders support the right to receive abortion care for any reason. “Polling on the issue has shown remarkable consistency over time, trending steadily...

2018 Abortion Statistics Show Opportunity for Improvement

ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa said the abortion statistics released today by Stats NZ show little change in the general abortion numbers, but point to opportunities for improvement in health care if abortion law reform passes. “These stats show a continuing trend...

ALRANZ Deplores Alabama’s Abortion Bill

ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa deplores the Alabama senate’s passage of a bill that makes abortion care illegal even in cases of rape or incest. “This legislation is draconian and cruel towards women and pregnant people, especially those who have survived rape or...

ALRANZ Welcomes New Poll Results

ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa welcomes the results of the Newshub/Reid Research poll showing 69.9% of New Zealanders support the decriminalisation of abortion. “The results show New Zealand continues its trend of greater support for abortion care as people learn...

ALRANZ Announces New Effort to Combat Abortion Stigma

ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa announced a new effort to combat abortion stigma by creating a forum for people to share stories about their abortions anonymously. The stories will appear on a new Facebook page, Abort The Stigma, and on Instagram...

Republic of Ireland Makes Abortion Available With Waiting Period

ALRANZ congratulates the Republic of Ireland on making abortion available to women and pregnant people legally in their own country. “Pregnant people can now start the process to access abortion in Ireland,” said Terry Bellamak, National president of ALRANZ Abortion...