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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 >>

NHS Report on Women’s Health and NZ Law Reform

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 8:29 am | ALRANZ

Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) has released a report on the state of women’s health in the UK. The report calls for the NHS to take a strategic approach to prevent disease and promote wellness across people’s lifespans. ALRANZ notes ... More >>

Abortion Decriminalised in Northern Ireland

Wednesday, 23 October 2019, 8:01 am | ALRANZ

“Northern Ireland had some of the most punitive and restrictive abortion laws in Europe. Now, they finally have the same laws as the rest of the United Kingdom,” said Terry Bellamak, ALRANZ National president. More >>

COGS Funds Anti-abortion Counselling

Wednesday, 4 September 2019, 11:43 am | ALRANZ

ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa condemned Internal Affairs’ funding of non-professional anti-abortion ‘counselling’, as reported on RNZ this morning. More >>

Draft Abortion Law Reform Bill Announced

Monday, 5 August 2019, 11:29 am | ALRANZ

ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa welcomes the announcement of the Government’s draft abortion law reform bill. More >>

March and Demonstration to Demand Abortion Law Reform

Monday, 22 July 2019, 8:10 am | ALRANZ

Victoria University Feminist Organisation and ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa, in conjunction with the VUW Feminist Law Students, Organise Aotearoa, Fem Force, and with the support of VUW Student Association announced they are sponsoring a march ... More >>