A step by step guide to getting an abortion in New Zealand
On The Rag host Leonie Hayden got (fake) pregnant and decided to get a (fake) abortion. This is her story.
Leonie Hayden | Ātea Editor
September 2, 2019
Every year in New Zealand about 13,000 people have abortions. And every year in New Zealand about 200 people are denied abortions.
Under our current abortion laws we have an illusion of choice. Abortion care has the outward appearance of ease of access, yet remains enshrined in the Crimes Act. As someone who has never had an abortion, I realised I don’t know much about the proces – from what’s discussed in the initial consultation, to the procedure itself. So I went and got one… By which I mean, I pretended to get one so I could go through the steps and hopefully help demystify the process for someone else wanting to make an informed choice.