Story: Abortion

Abortion-rights march (1st of 4)

With the eruption of furious debate and activism related to abortion both in and outside Parliament in the 1970s, abortion-rights marches became common. This march was in 1973. Listen to a segment from a radio documentary made that year, which includes arguments between those for and against abortion.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
Reference: 1/4-021373-F

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How to cite this page:

Megan Cook, 'Abortion - Controversy: 1974 to 1980s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/speech/29023/abortion-rights-march (accessed 28 March 2017)

Story by Megan Cook, published 5 May 2011