Kōrero: Abortion

Anti-abortion protesters saying the rosary (4 o 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.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

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

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 - Controversy: 1974 to 1980s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/29026/anti-abortion-protesters-saying-the-rosary (accessed 6 July 2020)

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