MEDIA RELEASES

Waitemata DHB Denies Woman Abortion

The Wireless has revealed an Auckland woman says a North Shore hospital counselor prevented her from accessing abortion by refusing to refer her to see certifying consultants. The woman was 18 weeks pregnant. She said she was so traumatised she considered suicide....

Labour Party Supports Decriminalisation of Abortion

Labour Party Leader Jacinda Ardern called for the decriminalisation of abortion in the second leaders’ debate of the 2017 election season. When debate moderator Paddy Gower asked if Ardern would take abortion out of the Crimes Act, she answered unequivocally, “Yes.”...

Prime Minister Acknowledges Most Kiwis Support Abortion Access

Prime Minister Bill English acknowledged that most New Zealanders support the right to access abortion at a Family First event on Friday. "Most people have a different view than I do about abortion. That's not just reflected in the law, but sort of the practice of...

Certifying Consultant Comes Out in Support of Abortion Rights

A certifying consultant, Dr Helen Paterson, has told the Abortion Supervisory Committee she now supports abortion rights, the Abortion Law Reform Association of New Zealand says. Dr Paterson’s disclosure challenges s 30(5) of the Contraception, Sterilisation, and...

Abortion Rate Decreases, and We Still Need Law Reform

The continued fall in the number of abortions in New Zealand does not change the need for law reform, the Abortion Law Reform Association of New Zealand says. Statistics New Zealand reports 12,823 induced abortions were performed in 2016, compared with 13,155 in 2015....

Prime Minister’s Ignorance on Abortion Law Shows Need for Reform

ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa MEDIA RELEASE 13 March 2017   PRIME MINISTER'S IGNORANCE ON ABORTION LAW SHOWS NEED FOR REFORM The Prime Minister's support for New Zealand's outdated abortion laws is deeply disappointing and shows how badly reform is needed,...

NZ Must Step Up in the Face of Irresponsible US Policy

ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa MEDIA RELEASE 27 January 2017 NZ MUST STEP UP FOR WOMEN’S HEALTH - IN FACE OF IRRESPONSIBLE US POLICY New Zealand should take the lead in the bid to promote women’s health around the world, after the killer blow delivered by US...

Media Release: Thames Council Urged to Take Action

Nearly a thousand New Zealanders have signed a petition calling for an end to anti-abortion protests outside Thames Hospital, after increasing intimidation of women accessing services there. The Abortion Law Reform Association of New Zealand (ALRANZ) has submitted a...

Media Release: Thames Takes Action

MEDIA RELEASE 5 August 2016 Thames Community Takes Action Against Abortion Harassment A community meeting in Thames on anti-abortion harassment was followed on Friday morning by a peaceful demonstration in support of Thames hospital abortion patients. More than 40...