New Zealand’s Abortion Safe Areas: Know Where They Are and What You Can Do

New Zealand’s first abortion facility exclusion zones, otherwise known as “safe areas”, have been established and will come into force on Friday, 25 August. Six abortion centres have regulations prohibiting particular behaviours within a defined border surrounding their premises. These … Read more

“Safe areas” have yet to be established outside abortion facilities

Application processes to implement “safe areas” are still under development according to the Ministry of Health.  As such, not one exclusion zone has been established around New Zealand abortion facilities since the passing of the law in March. According to … Read more

Government passes “safe area” legislation days out from extreme abortion law anniversary

Friday 18 March marks the second-year anniversary of the passing of the Abortion Legislation Act.  It is one of the most extreme abortion laws in the world, allowing for abortion up to birth, with only a very limited test after … Read more

Pending “safe area” legislation for abortion facilities won’t put a stop to peaceful prayer vigils

Amendments to the Contraception, Sterilisation, and Abortion (Safe Areas) Amendment Bill have further clarified the type of behaviours that would be prohibited outside abortion facilities that have an approved exclusion zone.  Prayer is not one of them. Attempts have been … Read more

Submission: Safe Areas at abortion centres impose unreasonable restrictions on peaceful citizens

Our organisation, Family Life International NZ, is opposed to the Contraception, Sterilisation and Abortion (Safe Areas) Amendment Bill.  It is our position that the restrictions intended to be imposed on peaceful, responsible, and caring citizens are not reasonable in a … Read more

“Safe area” legislation threatens to shut down peaceful prayer vigils

A Bill that would legalize the implementation of so-called “safe areas” around selected abortion centres in New Zealand has been introduced to Parliament and passed its first reading. The Contraception, Sterilisation, and Abortion (Safe Areas) Amendment Bill was introduced by … Read more

Government removes protection for pre-born children in new abortion legislation

Andrew Little, Minister of Justice, announced the abortion legislation bill which will remove the rights of pre-born children and limit the freedoms of those who defend their right to life. In a press conference this morning, Little declared that the … Read more