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    Voice for Life Calls for Extensive and Open Review of Abortion Law

    Voice for Life joins the Abortion Supervisory Committee in calling for Parliament to review New Zealand’s abortion law to make it more fit-for-purpose for the 21st century, but it demands that this review be extensive and involve input from all interested members of the community. “The Contraception, Abortion and Sterilisation Act 1977 is in need 

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    Letter to the Sunday Star Times

    Letter to the Sunday Star Times, published in the 28 January 2018 edition.   Dear Editor, The report on abortion “A Birth Right”, includes a quote from PM Jacinda Ardern in 2017: “Women shouldn’t face being criminals for accessing their own rights.” Justice Minister Andrew Little wants to see abortion “treated as a health issue 

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    MEDIA RELEASE: Voice for Life comments on NZ Herald report: “Woman at 18-weeks declined an abortion”

    Sarah Harris reports that “Erica” was refused an abortion by North Shore Hospital because her baby was 18-week’s gestation. Here are the likely reasons why Erica was turned down. The vacuum aspiration method of abortion can only be used up to 12 weeks, because beyond that, the baby’s body parts are too large to be 

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    Jacinda confused about NZ abortion law

    by Jacqui de Ruiter, President of Voice for Life On Monday night’s Leaders Debate, Patrick Gower asked Jacinda Ardern what she would do about abortion if she became Prime Minister. Without hesitation, she said there would be no review, abortion would be “decriminalised”. I suspect that the majority of viewers would think that her use 

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    MEDIA RELEASE: 12,823 Induced Abortions in 2016

    Government Statistics for abortions performed in the year ending December 2016 reveal that the rate is continuing to fall.     In 2016, there were 12,823 induced abortions in New Zealand – 332 (3%) fewer than in 2015 (13,155). Voice for Life president and media spokeswoman Jacqui deRuiter says the decline in abortions is welcome, but 

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