MEDIA RELEASES

Telemedicine Abortion Care Comes to New Zealand

ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa congratulates the Ministry of Health for offering telemedicine abortion care for early medical abortions to same patients during the Covid-19 lockdown. “The Ministry of Health has designated abortion care as an essential service, and...

ALRANZ Presents Open Letter to Parliament

ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa will deliver an open letter to Parliament to MPs at 1pm today, Thursday 12 March 2020, on Parliament’s forecourt. The letter acknowledges the Abortion Legislation Bill is not perfect, but is still an improvement on the status quo....

ALRANZ Salutes Second Reading Passage of Abortion Bill

ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa salutes the New Zealand Parliament’s passing of the Abortion Legislation Bill at second reading, 81 to 39.  “We are really pleased the margin was so large,” said ALRANZ National president Terry Bellamak. “The support the bill is...

ALRANZ Co-sponsors National Day of Action

ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa is co-sponsoring a National Day of Action – Our Bodies, Our Choices, with Fem Force, Victoria University Feminists Organisation, NCW, and HELP. “Now is the time for people who care about women and pregnant people to come out to the...

ALRANZ Welcomes Select Committee Report

ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa welcomes the Abortion Legislation Select Committee’s report, released today.  The select committee made a few significant changes to the bill. “A section had been added creating a positive duty on the part of the Minister of Health to...

NHS Report on Women’s Health and NZ Law Reform

Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) has released a report on the state of women’s health in the UK. The report calls for the NHS to take a strategic approach to prevent disease and promote wellness across people’s lifespans. ALRANZ notes the report recommends...

Abortion Decriminalised in Northern Ireland

ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa congratulates Northern Ireland for decriminalising abortion. “Northern Ireland had some of the most punitive and restrictive abortion laws in Europe. Now, they finally have the same laws as the rest of the United Kingdom,” said Terry...

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...