MEDIA RELEASES

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...

ALRANZ Wishes Ireland a Successful Repeal of the 8th

ALRANZ wishes the Irish people all the best in their referendum to repeal the 8thamendment to Ireland’s constitution and allow Irish women to receive abortion care in the home country. The 8thamendment, which equates the mother’s right to life with the foetus’s, makes...

ALRANZ Thanks Abortion Providers During 40 Days Protests

ALRANZ has sent flowers or treats to all abortion services in New Zealand, to thank them for the fine work they do all year. “This time of year is especially difficult for abortion care providers, because of the increased harassment during the ‘40 Days for Life’...

Diagram Shows How Complicated NZ Abortion Is

ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa has released a diagram on its website, showing how complicated the process for getting an abortion in New Zealand is for people trying to access the procedure. The page shows a stark comparison between seeking an abortion in present-day...