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Jacqui de Ruiter – Voice for Life President & Spokeswoman

Jacqui de Ruiter is the new president of Voice for Life. She has 25 years experience as a registered nurse and helping women and families experiencing crisis pregnancies. Jacqui and Peter have five adult children and live in Oamaru.

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Kate Cormack – Voice for Life Spokeswoman
Kate Cormack lives in Auckland, training for a Bachelor of Counselling. She is a former sidewalk counsellor, part of a small team outside Hastings Hospital abortion clinic, that helped 32 women choose to continue their pregnancies.

Recent Media

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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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    New Labour-led Government should protect women and their unborn children

    Voice for Life – New Labour-led Government should protect women and their unborn children Jacinda Ardern has publicly committed herself and her party to removing abortion from the Crimes Act, but Voice for Life hopes that as the new Prime Minister, she will realise just how dangerous such a move would be for both women 

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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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    Breaking: No Grounds for Complaint Against Voice For Life

    Media Release from Voice for Life 1 st September, 2016 The Advertising Standards Authority Complaints Board has ruled there are no grounds for a complaint against a Voice for Life advert to proceed. Background In mid-May, full-page advertisements showing two sleeping babies with a puppy appeared in the NZ Herald, Dominion Post, NZ Listener, Capital Magazine and various regional 

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    “Robot Babies” Encourage Teenage Pregnancy

    In our culture caring for a baby is often considered to be an unpleasant and unattractive task. Based on this idea a Western Australian program was trialed which was designed to discourage teenage pregnancy. The program involved giving lifelike robot baby dolls to teenage girls. The baby dolls were supposed to replicate all the “negative” 

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    Abortion rate for 2014 reaches lowest level since 1994

    Voice for Life is relieved that the abortion rate for 2014 (13.137) is down to the lowest level since 1994. A similar trend downwards is happening in the United States. Nobody is quite sure why, but a key factor is thought to be the difference ultrasound technology has made. Pregnant women show their ultrasound photos 

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  • Letter to the Editor: Abortion doctor a phone call away

    3rd June 2015 Dear Editor, Dr Simon Snook and his colleagues plan for speedier access to abortion according to your lead story “Abortion doctor a phone call away”. A senior theatre nurse who had participated in “thousands of abortions” once described the current system in an email to National Radio, as being like a “conveyor belt”. 

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