New Zealand: Call to ban Thames anti-abortion protests

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1:30 pm on 16 October 2016

A stand off between those for and against abortion has led to a call to ban Voice for Life from protesting outside Thames Hospital in Coromandel.

For several years, the anti-abortion group has set up outside Thames Hospital on Friday mornings - the day when the hospital performs abortions.

But in August this year, they were joined by a counter protest by Stop Abortion Harassment Thames.

Abortion Rights Aotearoa national president Terry Bellamak was at a meeting where it was decided to protest against Voice for Life.

She went to the first protest on the same corner as the anti-abortion group in early August.

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Source: Radio New Zealand