Story: Health advocacy and self-help

Abortion advocacy

Abortion advocacy

The Women's Health Information Centre (previously The Health Alternatives for Women, or THAW) worked to establish Lyndhurst Hospital, which offered first-trimester abortions to women who lived within the Canterbury District Health Board boundaries. Pro- and anti-abortion campaigners protest outside the hospital in 1986.

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Reference: March 1986

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Rosemary Du Plessis and Anne Scott, 'Health advocacy and self-help - Women’s and men’s health organisations', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/28061/abortion-advocacy (accessed 14 July 2020)

Story by Rosemary Du Plessis and Anne Scott, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 17 Jul 2018