Is Family Planning NZ going to set up abortion clinics?

Family life International is concerned that, having been successful in gaining a license to perform abortions at their Tauranga clinic, the New Zealand Family Planning Association (NZFPA) may be moving towards a similar model followed by Planned Parenthood in the United States (PPFA).

The New Zealand Association says it has “a proud affiliation with the International Planned Parenthood Federation”.

After discovering that Cecile Richards, President of PPFA, would be keynoting at the an NZFPA Conference in Wellington, Family Life International organised a peaceful vigil outside the Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa, where the conference was being held.

Family life’s Communication Director, Michelle Kaufman, said PPFA has come under fire in the United States after numerous scandals and in the past year has closed over 24 of its clinics.

Kaufman said that during Richards’ term as president of the PPFA, over 300,000 abortions are being performed in Planned Parenthood clinics every year.

The vigil which began on Thursday and concluded on Saturday took place for three hours each day from 10:00am until 1:00pm.


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