From Crime to Care : The history of abortion in Aotearoa New Zealand

ISBN: 9780473663063

Author: Felicity Goodyear-Smith    Publisher: Verity Press

From Crime to Care presents the history of abortion in Aotearoa New Zealand from pre-colonial times to the present, weaving in stories and experiences from key people on both sides of the debate. After the first abortion clinic opened in 1974 there were protests and pickets, and the issue shaped our politics in the 1970s. Moral crusaders, activists, legislators, abortion-providers and many others put their reputations and sometimes their lives on the line to do what they thought was right. The abortion struggle serves as an illustration of our changing political and social landscape, with a public move from conservative towards more liberal values. Finally, after 180 years, abortion in Aotearoa is a health rather than a criminal concern. However, the issue continues to divide people, and events in the United States have shown how quickly change can occur, with their Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade and several states banning abortions.

Bind: paperback

Pages: 254

Dimensions: 152 x 229 mm

Publication Date: 09-02-2023

Availability Date: 09-02-2023

Tags: January / February 2023   Health & Wellbeing   NZ (History)

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