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.

Using this item

Reference: March 1986

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

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, (accessed 12 August 2022)

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