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‘Don’t Say Gay’ – US Bigotry Making Its Way Into New Zealand Schools

Thursday, 30 November 2023, 10:05 am | ALRANZ

ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa condemns the Luxon government’s plan to remove relationship and sexuality education (RSE) from school curricula. In striking out RSE, the government ignores decades of evidence-based research carried out in Aotearoa ... More >>

ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa Welcomes First Day With Implemented Safe Areas

Friday, 25 August 2023, 9:27 am | ALRANZ

ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa is excited for the first day with safe areas outside abortion providers across Aotearoa New Zealand. From today, the six providers which provide the bulk of abortions in Aotearoa will have a protected zone of 150 metres ... More >>

ALRANZ Supports Rally For Trans Acceptance And Reproductive Rights

Thursday, 23 March 2023, 6:43 pm | ALRANZ

ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa stands in unwavering solidarity with Queer Endurance/Defiance, who are organizing the Rally for Trans Acceptance and Reproductive Rights in Wellington on Sunday 26th March at 1.30pm. The rally responds to the speaking tour of anti-trans, ... More >>

International Safe Abortion Day

Wednesday, 28 September 2022, 2:32 pm | ALRANZ

ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa lends our voice to organisations across the world to support free, safe, and legal access to abortion. Abortion is only one part of the larger framework of reproductive justice that includes the right to bodily autonomy, ... More >>

Roe V Wade Reversal: An Assault On Rights

Monday, 27 June 2022, 9:39 am | ALRANZ

On Friday, 24 June 2022 (local time), millions of United States citizens lost the right to control their bodies and make decisions affecting their lives, families, and futures. The US Supreme Court reached a majority decision to overturn the constitutional ... More >>

National Abortion Telehealth Service A Step Toward Equitable Reproductive Healthcare

Wednesday, 23 February 2022, 3:30 pm | ALRANZ

ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa commends the Ministry of Health’s plan for a funded national abortion telehealth service as a significant step toward expanding access to abortion care. “This service will address some of the current inequities in ... More >>

Safe Areas Second Reading A Win For Abortion Care In Aotearoa

Wednesday, 16 February 2022, 11:48 am | ALRANZ

ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa welcomes the passing of the Contraception, Sterilisation, and Abortion (Safe Areas) Amendment Bill 2020 at its second reading this morning. The strong cross-party support for the bill is particularly pleasing, with a 108-12 ... More >>

ALRANZ Says Oral Arguments On Mississippi Abortion Ban A Dark Day For Women Everywhere

Friday, 3 December 2021, 12:13 pm | ALRANZ

ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa deplores the apparent rolling back of the fundamental human right to bodily autonomy in the United States. ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa Executive Committee member Ella Shepherd said the arguments run in Dobbs v Jackson ... More >>

Abortion Report Shows Improvements In Care

Friday, 15 October 2021, 10:37 am | ALRANZ

The Ministry of Health’s annual report on abortion care in Aotearoa shows improvements in the provision of abortion care following the passage of the Abortion Legislation Act. Ministry data shows 45% of abortions were provided at 8 weeks gestation or less, ... More >>

Still No Self-referral At Timaru Abortion Service

Wednesday, 7 April 2021, 11:10 am | ALRANZ

Over a year after the passage of the Abortion Legislation Act 2020 made it illegal to require people to have a doctor’s referral in order to receive abortion care, South Canterbury DHB’s Timaru service still does not allow pregnant people to self-refer. ... More >>

50th Anniversary Of ALRANZ’s 1st AGM

Wednesday, 17 March 2021, 1:19 pm | ALRANZ

Today marks the 50th anniversary of ALRANZ’s first AGM on 17 March 1971. 2020 Senior New Zealander of the Year and former ALRANZ President Dame Margaret Sparrow reflected, “This day calls to mind how much has changed, and how long it took to ... More >>

ALRANZ Denounces US Senate Confirmation Of Judge Barrett

Tuesday, 27 October 2020, 2:49 pm | ALRANZ

ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa denounces the US Senate’s confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court seat formerly held by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. “This action demonstrates the rank hypocrisy of the once-respected upper chamber ... More >>

Refusal To Provide Contraception Stigmatises Users

Friday, 25 September 2020, 2:15 pm | ALRANZ

ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa sadly welcomes the results of Family Planning’s survey of contraception users, which shows 5% experience health practitioners obstructing their access to contraception. “It’s maddening that in 2020 people still have ... More >>

ALRANZ Deplores National MPs’ Abortion Myths

Wednesday, 29 July 2020, 6:09 am | ALRANZ

ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa deplores the statements of National MPs Harete Hipango and Simon O’Conner on Facebook, alleging New Zealand’s reformed abortion legislation allows full term babies to be aborted. “What they are saying is wrong on so many ... More >>

Telemedicine Abortion Care Comes To New Zealand

Wednesday, 8 April 2020, 6:52 am | ALRANZ

ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa congratulates the Ministry of Health for offering telemedicine abortion care for early medical abortions to same patients during the Covid-19 lockdown. “The Ministry of Health has designated abortion care as an essential ... More >>

ALRANZ Presents Open Letter To Parliament

Thursday, 12 March 2020, 8:47 am | ALRANZ

ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa will deliver an open letter to Parliament to MPs at 1pm today, Thursday 12 March 2020, on Parliament’s forecourt. The letter acknowledges the Abortion Legislation Bill is not perfect, but is still an improvement on the ... More >>

MPs Should Make An Exception For Conscientious Obstruction In Rape Cases

Monday, 9 March 2020, 2:52 pm | ALRANZ

ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa calls upon Parliament to approve the Supplementary Order Paper submitted today by Louisa Wall MP on the Abortion Legislation Bill, which requires survivors of sexual violence to receive access to emergency contraception ... More >>

ALRANZ Salutes Second Reading Passage Of Abortion Bill

Wednesday, 4 March 2020, 9:40 am | ALRANZ

ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa salutes the New Zealand Parliament’s passing of the Abortion Legislation Bill at second reading, 81 to 39. “We are really pleased the margin was so large,” said ALRANZ National president Terry Bellamak. “The ... More >>

ALRANZ Co-sponsors National Day Of Action

Monday, 17 February 2020, 2:33 pm | ALRANZ

ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa is co-sponsoring a National Day of Action – Our Bodies, Our Choices, with Fem Force, Victoria University Feminists Organisation, NCW, and HELP. “Now is the time for people who care about women and pregnant people ... More >>

ALRANZ Welcomes Select Committee Report

Friday, 14 February 2020, 2:55 pm | ALRANZ

ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa welcomes the Abortion Legislation Select Committee’s report, released today. The select committee made a few significant changes to the bill. “A section had been added creating a positive duty on the part of the Minister ... More >>





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