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Mum pushes for abortion law change

‘She had to go through it alone’ – mum wants abortion law change NZ Herald 27 August 2015 A woman has told politicians the harrowing background to her daughter’s suicide attempt, in a bid to have abortion law changed. Hillary Kieft, of Stratford, appeared before the Justice and Electoral select committee and, with pauses to…
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Ben Carson: Abortion to save the mother’s life is ‘spurious’

LifeSiteNews 11 August 2015  Presidential candidate Ben Carson has said the argument that abortion is necessary to save the life of the mother is “spurious.” Carson was asked about a statement from Hillary Clinton, which condemned 2016 Republican presidential hopefuls for saying “outrageous” things about women’s health. CBS This Morning co-host Norah O’Donnell pressed the…
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Choose Life! Baby operated on while still in mother’s womb

NZ Herald 1 August 2015 A baby’s life was saved by a pioneering operation carried out when she was still in her mother’s womb. Michelle Cannon had been advised to have an abortion after receiving the devastating news that her unborn daughter had a rare and usually deadly condition. Fluid was building up in the…
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Republicans seek probe of abortion rules after Planned Parenthood videos

Reuters 22 July 2015 Republican presidential candidates and lawmakers are calling for Planned Parenthood to be investigated and its federal funding eliminated after two videos that critics said showed the reproductive health care group is involved in the illegal sale of aborted fetal tissue. White House hopeful Senator Rand Paul introduced an amendment to a…
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Abortion rate declines in Bay

Bay of Plenty Times 30 June 2015 The number of abortions had by Bay of Plenty women has decreased 8 per cent since 2013, new data reveals. Statistics New Zealand data shows fewer Bay of Plenty women had abortions in 2014 than in any year since records began in 2004. Bay women had 667 abortions…
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