Story: Abortion

Silent vigil, 1992 (2nd of 2)

Silent vigil, 1992

About 45,000 people took part in Life Chain, a national anti-abortion vigil organised by churches in 1992. The Wellington city vigil was infiltrated by those who wanted abortion to remain legal, and the two sides are shown together in this photograph.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1992/4320 TEST
Photograph by Phil Reid

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Megan Cook, 'Abortion - Abortion: 1990s to 21st century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 July 2022)

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