Why do women still resort to informal sector abortions in countries where abortion is legal?
Giuliano Russo & Sonia Chemlal
25 Apr 2019
Abortion is generally a safe procedure when carried out in the formal healthcare setting in countries where it is legal. However, many women choose to seek abortions outside of the formal healthcare setting, despite the inherent risk. In this blog post, the authors of a recent systematic review of qualitative studies about why women make this choice, published in BMC Women’s Health, discuss their findings.
Treating abortion as a health issue
23 November 2018
The Law Commission last month released its briefing to the Minister of Justice providing advice on abortion law reform.
In February, the Minister asked the Law Commission to provide advice on how best to ensure New Zealand’s abortion laws are consistent with treating abortion as a health issue, and what alternative approaches could be taken in New Zealand’s legal framework.