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Abortions Increase 25% Since Law Change


Family First says that the latest abortion statistics
make grim and upsetting reading, with a 25% increase in
abortions since the decriminalisation of abortion in March
2020.

According to an Official Information Act request
received
by Right to Life
, the provisional figures show a 14%
increase in abortions from 14,164 abortion procedures in
2022 to 16,214 last year (2023).

It is the highest
number of abortions since 2011. Abortions have been falling
and remaining at a low level until 2021 when they started
trending upwards.

This latest figure represents an
average of almost 45 child per day killed in the womb in New
Zealand.

Disturbingly, there has been a 25% increase
in abortions since the end of 2019 when the number was just
12,948.

However, this is the sad reality which we
predicted would happen when the law was
changed.

Medical abortions are also on the increase
– but according to the Abortion Services Aotearoa NZ report
released last year and covering abortions up to the end of
2022, 221 women suffered complications including
haemorrhaging, retained products, infections and even failed
abortions (up from 161 the previous year – an almost 40%
increase) and this risk was greater with medical abortions.
60% of complications were with medical abortions. For 57
medical abortions, they couldn’t even find the woman to
follow up.

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Our abortion law denies the humanity of the
baby and creates inconsistency with other legislation and
public health messaging for pregnant women which clearly
recognises the rights of the unborn child. Anybody who has
viewed the ultrasound of an unborn child will know that this
law is a gross abuse of human rights.

We will continue
to fight for the rights of the unborn child and the welfare
of pregnant
mothers.

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