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The fragility of de facto abortion on demand in New Zealand Aotearoa

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posted on 31.03.2021, 02:43 by A McCulloch, Ann WeatherallAnn Weatherall
© 2017, © The Author(s) 2017. On the whole, women in New Zealand have good access to safe and affordable means to terminate unwanted pregnancies. Although seemingly ideal, the current situation is a fragile one. Under current legislation, abortion is criminalised and legal access to it relies on gaining the approval of two certifying consultant physicians. In this report, we provide an historical overview of the social and political influences shaping New Zealand’s current approach to abortion, considering the consequences of having abortion governed by criminal law. The situation in New Zealand is used to support a proposal that a pragmatic liberal feminist approach to abortion is best for women where it is a medical matter rather than a legal or moral one.

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McCulloch, A. & Weatherall, A. (2017). The fragility of de facto abortion on demand in New Zealand Aotearoa. Feminism and Psychology, 27(1), 92-100. https://doi.org/10.1177/0959353516679432

Journal title

Feminism and Psychology

Volume

27

Issue

1

Publication date

01/01/2017

Pagination

92-100

Publisher

SAGE Publications

Publication status

Published

Contribution type

Article

Online publication date

01/02/2017

ISSN

0959-3535

eISSN

1461-7161

Language

en