A group of doctors are fighting as 'conscientious objectors' on abortion, and the NZ Medical Association is in their corner. Emily Writes is not impressed.
Fallout begins immediately from review into parliamentary bullying, a phenomenal piece of mental health journalism featured, and National's polling bounces back.
Family Planning chief executive Jackie Edmond debunks some of the myths and misinformation around abortion law reform in New Zealand and the changes proposed by the Law Commission.
Report puts abortion law reform back on the agenda, housing shortage likely to worsen despite Kiwibuild, and are the Taxcinda attacks on Labour fair?
Anger rises along with petrol prices, abortion rights group claims law discriminates against women, and fury at govt's encouragement of water bottling company.
With abortion still in the Crimes Act and other people getting to decide whether pregnant people can terminate, we really have no reason to feel safe.
A new medical cannabis bill has hit the member's ballot, abortion on the agenda on Parliament's forecourt, and justice minister Andrew Little's message to Australia.
Spinoff Parents editor Emily Writes popped over to Parliament with her fellow short-haired feminist contingent to see what a silent bootie protest looks like.
Yes, anti-abortionists should have the right to protest. No, they shouldn't be allowed to bully, intimidate or harass people accessing abortion services, writes Amy Pearl.
They might have rebranded, they want us to know they've changed. And yet the party now known as New Conservative say they have the same values as when they were just the Conservatives. Is there any chance they’ll be taken seriously?
Listen to Alex Casey, Leonie Hayden and Michele A’Court tackle the past month in women, news and popular culture, with thanks to our friends at The Women’s Bookshop.
Major changes recommended to NCEA system, new poll has bad news for almost everyone, and two significant announcements will be made today.
Irish New Zealander Noelle McCarthy on a landslide victory for the repeal of the amendment outlawing abortion.
Many Spinoff Parents readers have asked how to make a submission on abortion law reform in New Zealand. We asked national president of ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa Terry Bellamak to write a guide for us.
With the announcement that Labour is moving towards abortion law reform, New Zealand is gearing up to talk about a topic that makes a lot of people uncomfortable. So how can we move past the discomfort towards a law that works?
While you are reading this a mother somewhere in the country is making the heartbreaking decision to terminate a wanted pregnancy. Continuing our series of real stories of abortion, one mother shares what it's like to have a termination for medical reasons.
Black Sheep is a Radio NZ series about the shady, controversial and sometimes downright villainous characters of New Zealand history, presented by William Ray. Here he introduces the story of Isabel "Annie' Aves, the backstreet abortionist whose life ended in violence.
The landslide victory for abortion legalisation in Ireland has reignited calls for abortion to be removed from the Crimes Act here. In this post first published in September 2017, long-time reproductive health campaigner Dame Margaret Sparrow gives 16 reasons the laws need to change.
Australian feminist author Clementine Ford is in town this week for Shifting Points Of View at WORD Christchurch. Leonie Hayden talked to her about feminist parenting, the power of the Twitter thread and how to start a revolution on your own.
More than 13,000 abortions were performed in New Zealand last year. Despite this, abortion in this country is enshrined in the Crimes Act. Jessica Hammond Doube doesn't think it should be, and she's doing her best to do something about it.
In 1961, the ‘Pill’ became available in New Zealand and women’s lives were changed forever. Being able to control your fertility was now a matter of choice. But not everyone was judged worthy of making that choice.
Would witnessing terminations change your view on abortion? Student midwife Lucy Kelly explains how an abortion clinic placement made her rethink her assumptions about women who end their pregnancies.
Is the daily anti-abortion vigil for Lent a peaceful, prayer-focused protest, or is it more intimidating than that? Alex Braae reports.
Hundreds of NZ women are told every year that their request for an abortion is ‘not justified’. One woman describes the response she encountered, and why she feels betrayed by a system that continues to view women seeking termination through a lens of criminality
More than 13,000 abortions were performed in New Zealand last year, yet the reasons why women have one remain largely hidden. One reason for the secrecy: the stigma of abortion, exacerbated by its inclusion in the Crimes Act, a situation PM Bill English says he has no interest in rectifying. Here one anonymous mother explains why an abortion was the right choice for her.
If you view the comments on almost any story on abortion in New Zealand you'll see assumptions being made about the process by people who haven't accessed the procedure. Sarah Batkin spoke to four women about their terminations to show the varied experiences people go through in our country.