MEDIA RELEASES

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...

ALRANZ Takes Case to Human Rights Review Tribunal

ALRANZ announced the Office of Human Rights Proceedings (OHRP) has decided to provide ALRANZ with representation before the Human Rights Review Tribunal (HRRT). Last year, ALRANZ and five individuals complained to the Human Rights Commission that New Zealand’s...

Reproductive Rights March on Wednesday

On Wednesday, 5 December at 12:30pm ALRANZ is co-sponsoring a march and rally in Wellington along with Organise Aotearoa, the Victoria University Feminist Organisation, and the Feminist Law Society. Speakers will include MPs, former MPs, and activists. “The Law...

ASC Links Housing Shortage and Abortion Rate

Today the Abortion Supervisory Committee (ASC) told the Justice Select Committee abortions increased among Aucklanders aged 25 – 35, possibly because of the rising cost of living, especially housing costs. “Data from overseas has shown that the inability to support a...

ALRANZ Welcomes Law Commission Report on Abortion Law Reform

ALRANZ welcomes the release of the Law Commission’s long-awaited report on abortion law reform in New Zealand. “The report sets out three options for reforming the law. Model A is clearly superior because it treats abortion as a health issue like any other, and does...

ALRANZ Welcomes Abortion Law Reform in Queensland

ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa (ALRANZ) congratulates the Australian state of Queensland on successfully reforming their abortion laws. The Termination of Pregnancy Bill 2018 allows abortion on request up to 22 weeks gestation. Abortions are allowed after 22 weeks if...

ALRANZ Applauds NCW Abortion Stance

ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa (ALRANZ) congratulates the National Council of Women of New Zealand (NCW) for reaffirming its commitment to reproductive rights by strengthening its position on abortion law reform at its annual conference in Auckland on Saturday. NCW...

ALRANZ Congratulates Ireland

ALRANZ congratulates the Republic of Ireland on the repeal of the 8thamendment. The Irish Times has reported exit polls predict a landslide in favour of changing the constitution to permit the government to introduce legislation allowing pregnant people to access...