Story: Abortion

Anti-abortion protesters saying the rosary (4th of 4)

Anti-abortion protesters saying the rosary

This group of anti-abortion activists gathered in front of Parliament to place a tiny coffin on the steps, say the rosary and pray together. In September 1976 Don Gee (second from right) started going to Parliament every day the Auckland Medical Aid Centre, an abortion clinic, was open. He and those who joined him believed that a decline in the number of abortions was a result of their prayers.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1976/4380

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Megan Cook, 'Abortion - Controversy: 1974 to 1980s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 December 2023)

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