Posts Tagged ‘ALRANZ’

ASA: No grounds for complaint about pro-life billboard

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

The NZ Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has rejected a complaint by Terry Bellamak about a pro-life billboard. Bellamak is the head of the Abortion Law Reform Association of NZ (ALRANZ). Bellamak submitted an official complaint calling Voice For Life’s (VFL) billboard (pictured above) on Cuba Street in Wellington “offensive” and claiming that it violated rules around ‘social Read more

Abortion after 20 weeks gestation likely to be more frequent

Thursday, September 19th, 2019
abortion law

In a submission to a Select Committee, Family First national director Bob McCoskrie stated proposed changes to abortion legislation would make late-term abortions more accessible and therefore more would occur. “Currently it’s only available for exceptional circumstances, danger to the life and health of the mother, or the child,” said McCoskrie “But in this bill Read more

Abortion lobby group complains to Human Rights Commission

Monday, October 8th, 2018
Human Rights Commission

Six women who have sought abortion care and lobby group The Abortion Law Reform Association (ALRANZ), have taken a complaint to the Human Rights Commission alleging abortion laws discriminate against pregnant people. “ALRANZ is joined by five individual complainants whose experiences illustrate how New Zealand’s current abortion laws discriminate against women and pregnant people, resulting Read more

Town divided over abortion

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

The abortion debate is heating up in Thames with a pro-choice group vowing to demonstrate each week alongside pro-life protesters. The demonstration is in response to a regular demonstration by pro life group Voice for Life demonstrators. Abortion Law Reform Association (ALRANZ) member Scott Summerfield said the aim of the demonstration was to support women Read more

Funds raised to counter 40 Days for Life vigils

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Hundreds of dollars have been raised to send flowers and support to New Zealand abortion clinics in response to the 40 Days for Life prayer campaign. The Abortion Law Reform Association of New Zealand set up a “give a little” web page to raise $300 to send the flowers, support messages and “sweet treats” to Read more

Abortions in 2012 lowest in 20 years

Friday, June 21st, 2013

The number of abortions performed in New Zealand has fallen to its lowest rate in almost 20 years. Statistics New Zealand figures, released on Wednesday, show a total of 14,745 induced abortions were performed last year, 1118 fewer than in 2011. There were 193 abortions per 1000 known pregnancies last year, compared with 204 the Read more