Story: Abortion

Arson attack (3rd of 4)

Arson attack

At its most extreme, anti-abortion activism included arson. These firemen are shown in the Auckland Medical Aid Centre, an abortion clinic, after an arson attack in 1976, which caused $100,000 ($680,000 in 2009 terms) worth of damage. The Auckland office of the Sisters Overseas Service, which helped women travel to Australia for abortions, was also set alight.

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Megan Cook, 'Abortion - Controversy: 1974 to 1980s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/29025/arson-attack (accessed 16 November 2018)

Story by Megan Cook, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 8 Nov 2018