Abortion is a human right. 

The choice to end a pregnancy, for whatever reason, is a  human right.

Anyone should have the right and means to make their own decisions about their bodies and futures, including whether to continue or end a pregnancy.

Abortion is healthcare

Everyone has the right to receive the medical care that they need.

Access to quality comprehensive reproductive health care is needed by people of all genders (women and men, as well as gender-diverse individuals) and sexual identities (takatapui, bisexual, gay, or straight). 

Comprehensive sexual and reproductive healthcare must include abortion and contraception. This is important for

  • cis women, whose reproductive capacity has been used to exclude and discriminate against them;
  • lesbian and bisexual women, who are often overlooked in this area; and 
  • transgender men, intersex, nonbinary and gender non-conforming individuals, who can also get pregnant.

The government has a duty to maintain a supportive environment in which these rights can be exercised.

We want…

  •  every person in Aotearoa NZ to have an equal opportunity to access any reproductive healthcare they choose—be it contraception, abortion, sterilisation, or prenatal care—without cost or the approval of any medical practitioner.
  • the Ministry of Health to commit to continuing to work toward equitable, patient-centred abortion care.
  • the law to require healthcare providers refusing care on the basis of their own ‘conscience’ to compensate patients for wasting their time, energy, and money.

  • the government to maintain conditions that support all people in exercising choices related to their sexual and reproductive lives.

 

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Everyone has a fundamental human right to sexual and bodily autonomy. 

This includes the right to decide whether or when to become a parent, to parent the children they have, and to do so with dignity and support.