Kōrero: Abortion

Lobbying the minister (2 o 3)

Lobbying the minister

Parliament became the focus of abortion activism in the 1970s and 1980s. Members of Parliament presented bills aiming to restrict or loosen access to abortion, and groups outside the house lobbied vigorously. Members of the Women’s National Abortion Action Campaign (WONAAC) visited Parliament in September 1973 to urge the minister of justice, Martyn Finlay, to repeal existing abortion laws. They are (from left) Di Cleary, Phillida Bunkle, Irene Kennedy, Mary Sinclair, Deborah Jones and Kay Goodger.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1973/4142/3a

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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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Megan Cook, 'Abortion - Opposition and support from the 1960s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/29020/lobbying-the-minister (accessed 12 December 2023)

He kōrero nā Megan Cook, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 8 Nov 2018