The Abortion Law Reform Association of New Zealand welcomes the Minister of Justice's response to the latest Abortion
Supervisory Committee Report.
We support the addition of economic hardship as abortion access criteria, and we also welcome ministerial calls for the
streamlining of abortion access through abolition of the certifying consultant system.
ALRANZ would also like to see sexual violence added as direct criteria for abortion access. We also support the
introduction of RU486, the French abortifacient drug, as an early abortion alternative for women who meet the clinical
ALRANZ congratulates the Minister on his willingness to face the issue, and we hope he will not face recriminations from
our opponents on this issue.
Abortion Law Reform Association of New Zealand
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