It is now 40 years on from the assent of the Contraception, Sterilisation and Abortion Act 1977. Since 1974, when the first abortion facility opened in Auckland, more than 500,000 unborn New Zealanders have been aborted.
Many women have experienced physical, emotional and spiritual harm. Fathers and other family members have been also suffered because of the loss of abortion. A March for Life will be held in Wellington on December 9, 2017 to commemorate the loss of half a million unborn children by abortion in this country since 1977,
The march is to show we care about those who have been harmed by abortion over that time, and to bring hope for the mothers, fathers and unborn children of today.
Many women choose abortion because they feel they have no other choice. Many people are unaware of the impact of abortion on women, families and society, and the alternatives and support that are available.
This is a chance to be a voice for the voiceless and show our support for expectant parents in New Zealand. You can stay involved and informed during the lead-up to the March for Life by signing up for March for Life updates, joining the March for Life Facebook page (facebook.com/MarchforLifeNZ/), or following the Instagram account (MarchforLifeNZ). Find out more at https://marchforlifenz.org.nz/