Abortion Law Reform Association of New Zealand

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The Abortion Law Reform Association of New Zealand (ALRANZ) is New Zealand's national pro-choice advocacy group. It has existed since 1971.

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One of its early members was family planning doctor and pediatrician, Dr Alice Bush (1914–1974). For most of the last thirty years, its president has been Dr Margaret Sparrow, a Wellington gynecologist, who also had long-standing involvement with the Family Planning Association of New Zealand until her recent retirement.[1][2][3] In March 2011, Dr Sparrow relinquished the presidency to Dr Morgan Healey.

Policy position[edit]

ALRANZ supports total decriminalisation of abortion in New Zealand. The organisation is based in Wellington, puts out a quarterly newsletter, and has its own website.

ALRANZ supported Labour Party MP Steve Chadwick's 2010 bill to decriminalise abortion up to 24 weeks.[4]

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