I’m very pro Abortion.
It is a woman’s choice, no ifs, no buts, no nothings.
Abortion should be safe, free and come with wrap around counselling services.
It astounds me that despite legalisation there are still pockets of NZ where the anti-abortion brigade continue to make accessing abortion services difficult.
Shame on them!
What most galls me in this debate however has always been the hard core fanatics who protest outside abortion clinics and harangue women attempting to get an abortion.
Honestly, what sort of arsehole protests directly outside an abortion clinic trying to make an already incredibly difficult day even worse?
I’m glad that the Contraception, Sterilisation, and Abortion (Safe Areas) Amendment Bill will be debated this year to set the distance between abortion clinic and protest zones to 150 meters.
Look, I am all about protest and the civil rights to protect that protest, but no one is missing out protesting women wanting an abortion by ensuring they are pushed back 150 metres.
It is for the dignity and protection of the person seeking an abortion that matters here, not the right to intimidate and belittle those people.
This should be passed as soon as possible, come on, we’ve had enough of making Abortion any harder than it needs to be.
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