Maryan Street fails to make it back into Parliament

Labour candidate, Maryan Street, who is a staunch euthanasia and assisted suicide advocate, has failed to make it back into Parliament after the general election on Saturday. Street, who has been an MP since 2005, had placed the End of…

“My Decision” but only if you’re pro-choice

On Sunday, ALRANZ launched a new website "My Decision" which aims to intimidate and bully pro-life doctors through naming them and publishing women's stories about their experiences with "hostile or unhelpful health professionals". Through the website ALRANZ wants to take…

The real cost of IVF in New Zealand: human life

Fertility Associates, New Zealand's largest fertility clinic, is currently celebrating the birth of baby 15,000 through their reproductive technology services.  At the same time, they have unveiled a new technique to help in the selection of 'healthy' embryos to implant.…

Abortion and pre abortion visits

When the topic of liberalising abortion comes up, as it has recently, invariably there is talk about “increasing access” and reducing the number of visits required before a woman can have an abortion. New Zealand law stipulates that the woman…

NZ abortion figures drop again, but don’t forget the numbers are about real people

Statistics New Zealand has today released the induced abortion figures for 2013, and the numbers are very welcome. The recorded abortions have dropped for the sixth consecutive year to 14,073.  This is the lowest since 2007 when there were 18,382…