Attitudes to women who have more than one abortion need to change
Mar 16, 2023 | 0 Comments
Carrie Purcell, University of Glasgow One in three women in the UK will have an abortion in her lifetime. But despite being a common medical procedure, abortion – which was partially legalised 50 years ago this month – continues to be stigmatised...
This is Not America
Feb 10, 2023 | 0 Comments
by Craig Young The New Zealand anti-abortion movement seems to believe that we're the fifty-first US state rather than a sovereign country. Otherwise, why would they wholly parrot every cue and soundbyte from their US counterparts? Now, some might...
Losing Our Religion
Dec 6, 2022 | 0 Comments
by Craig Young The Aotearoa/New Zealand anti-abortion movement still doesn't get it. In the United States, there's at least some semblance of ersatz pluralism, despite the fact that their movement is overwhelmingly dominated by conservative...
Burning Down the House
Nov 21, 2022 | 0 Comments
by Terry Bellamak Back in May, when the US Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v Jackson was leaked by persons unknown, the world thought such treachery was unprecedented in US history. It turns out we were wrong. The Rev Bob Schenck, a former...
Telemedicine abortion service to expand access to care
Oct 31, 2022 | 0 Comments
Whomever you are and wherever you live in Aotearoa New Zealand, you have the right to end a pregnancy if you want or need to. One way to do so is through early medical abortion, which uses pills and allows for self-managed abortion at home. This...
“Abortion Reversal” is Dangerous
Sep 29, 2022 | 0 Comments
by Terry Bellamak In mid-September Pharmac decided to fully fund progesterone. The change is expected to increase access to hormone replacement therapy for symptoms of menopause. Progesterone has another, more sinister unapproved use, as part of...
Tribute to Peggy Walsh pioneer member of ALRANZ
Jul 15, 2022 | 1 Comment
by Margaret Sparrow Peggy was born and raised in Wellington. She trained as a nurse, went overseas to London and returned to New Zealand to continue nursing and married Tom Walsh. Peggy had two children and also raised a young relation Fran Walsh,...
Roe v Wade: the religious right has long influenced law in the US – here’s how abortion rights could be challenged elsewhere
Jul 10, 2022 | 0 Comments
The threat to Roe has been the outcome of a strategy specific to US culture and legal structures. But this does not mean that other nations should feel secure in their current access to abortion. There are conservative religious organisations, politicians and activists who seek to constrain reproductive rights around the world.
Credibility and Risk
Jun 29, 2022 | 0 Comments
by Terry Bellamak In the days since the US Supreme Court reversed Roe v Wade, Christopher Luxon has been pressed repeatedly on the future of New Zealand’s two year old abortion law reform under a National government. With increasing frustration,...
ALRANZ President Dr Tracy Morison’s Speech on the presentation of Our Open Letter
Jun 20, 2022 | 2 Comments
Dr Morison was not able to be present to deliver her speech in person, so we present it now. Kia ora koutou katoa, Sometimes the unthinkable happens. You say to yourself, “This can’t be. Surely not. This could NEVER happen”. The morning I woke up...
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