Posts Tagged ‘Freedom of choice’

Euthanasia bill moves forward in committee stage

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

National MPs put forward around 20 amendments to ACT leader David Seymour’s bill on Wednesday night. Unlike the last session, where MPs stayed voting until 1 am, the voting wrapped up at 10.30 pm. Seymour’s chief opponent Maggie Barry,  was not in the House last night. 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

‘Crusty’ Pope portrayed as out of touch in electricity ad

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Powershop, a state owned enterprise, has entered the political arena by erecting a number of four-and-half-storey high billboards which suggest the Catholic Church is an example of how “large institutions can sometimes lose touch with their modern constituents.” The Pope is used as a symbol of “crusty utilities, many of whom remain resistant to the Read more

Silent Witness at Southland Hospital

Friday, December 7th, 2012

Unfortunately the Southern District Health Board has refused to listen to the overwhelming displeasure of the local community in having its precious “health dollar” spent providing a “service” that harms women and takes the life of the innocent and vulnerable in our society. Therefore, Southlanders for Life are calling on the community to defend the Read more

Government has no plans to decriminalise abortion

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

The Abortion Law Reform Association, Family Planning and Women’s Health Action have formed a coalition calling for abortion to be decriminalised. Last week, for the first time, they marked  the world International Day of Action for the Decriminalisation of Abortion on 28 September. However a spokesperson for Justice Minister Judith Collins says the Government has no plans to Read more

Afterbirth abortion – the killing of the new born – should be permitted

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

A recently published article argues that since abortion is largely accepted even for reasons that do not have anything to do with the fetus’ health, after-birth abortion’ (killing a newborn) should be permissible in all the cases where abortion is, including cases where the newborn is not disabled because: 1. Both fetuses and newborns do Read more