6. The laws result in inequitable services. In part they are responsible for the geographical variation in abortion services throughout NZ.
7. Because they do not conform to best medical practice the laws are not respected and are not strictly adhered to.
I just blew my partner’s mind with the chart from a post on The Hand Mirror – which demonstrates for example how women from Invercargill can’t actually access the nearest abortion-providing hospital in Dunedin because the Southland DHB are a pack of asshats.
NZ’s abortion laws are a bit shit and we need a change. Come to the 2011 prochoice workshop in Wellington this March and help us figure out how to get it done!