During the national elections in NZ that elected Jacinda Ardern as Prime Minister last year, she declared her intention to decriminalise abortion and change the law to treat abortion as a health matter. In February 2018, her Minister of Justice, … Continued
On 16 February 2018, Andrew Little, senior Labour Party MP, made public the governing party’s decision to launch reform of New Zealand’s abortion law and invited the two other governing parties, New Zealand First and the Greens, to comment. He … Continued
The Abortion Law Reform Association of NZ had a busy year. They launched a new website, which includes information about doctors who refuse to provide reproductive health services; released the results of a poll commissioned in January that revealed … Continued
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern made a pre-election promise during the recent election in New Zealand that a Labour Government would take abortion out of the Crimes Act. Since she formed a coalition government and became Prime Minister, some … Continued
In 2015, 57% of women having an abortion in New Zealand had already had one or more previous live births. Abortion access is therefore absolutely an issue for mothers.