Losing Our Religion

Losing Our Religion

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...

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Burning Down the House

Burning Down the House

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...

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Telemedicine abortion service to expand access to care

 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...

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“Abortion Reversal” is Dangerous

“Abortion Reversal” is Dangerous

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...

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Tribute to Peggy Walsh pioneer member of ALRANZ

Tribute to Peggy Walsh pioneer member of ALRANZ

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,...

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Credibility and Risk

Credibility and Risk

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,...

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Book Review: The Lie That Binds

Book Review: The Lie That Binds

by Margaret Sparrow All eyes are now on the US with the prospect that Roe.v. Wade will be overturned by a decision of the Supreme Court, 49 years after it was passed. How and why has this come about?  This book is not the latest word on the topic...

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Watch What They Do

Watch What They Do

by Terry Bellamak This week in the USA, someone leaked a Supreme Court majority decision that reverses Roe v Wade, the decision that establishes a constitutional right to an abortion. Now Americans are incandescent with outrage at the dumpster fire...

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