‘Rough on Women’: Media Release, Excerpt
ABORTION LAW REFORM ASSOCIATION OF NEW ZEALAND
1 July 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Book Launch: The Untold Stories of Abortion in 19th Century New Zealand
The tragic toll of unsafe illegal abortion in 19th Century New Zealand is the focus of a powerful new book by longtime women’s health advocate Dame Margaret Sparrow that is being launched today in Wellington. (Photos of launch by Noemi.)
The book Rough on Women: Abortion in 19th-Century New Zealand (Victoria University Press) tells the stories of 25 women who died at a time when choices were severely limited.