New Zealand: Demonstration stirs up abortion debate

TERESA RAMSEY, FAIRFAX NZ. Pro choice demonstrators hold up their placards.

by Teresa Ramsey
Aug 5, 2016

The abortion debate is heating up in Thames with a pro-choice group now vowing to demonstrate each week alongside anti-abortion protesters.

More than 40 people attended a pro-choice community meeting in Thames on August 4, followed by the group's first pro-choice demonstration outside Thames Hospital on August 5.

Abortion Law Reform Association (ALRANZ) member Scott Summerfield said the aim of the demonstration was to support women seeking abortion services at the hospital.

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