REVIEW: Old abortion law still holds sway

  • Sue Kedgley
Keywords: Abortion, Health journalism, Health reporting, Investigative journalism, Politics, Public health, Reviews


Review of: Fighting to choose: The abortion rights struggle in New Zealand, by Alison McCulloch, Wellington: Victoria University Press, 2013, 329 pp. ISBN 9780864738868.

Fighting to Choose
 is a fascinating, meticulously researched history of the struggle to liberalise New Zealand’s abortion laws. It examines why there is still no right to have an abortion in a progressive country like New Zealand, which has a strong record of promoting women’s rights, and why it is that an unsatisfactory abortion law, that was passed 35 years ago, is still on the statute books.


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Kedgley, S. (2013). REVIEW: Old abortion law still holds sway. Pacific Journalism Review : Te Koakoa, 19(2), 234-236.