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Are babies born alive in abortions in New Zealand?

Updated: Jun 21

Media Release 29 April 2023

Confidential Information has been divulged to Right to Life that babies in late term medical abortions are being born alive in New Zealand and being denied appropriate care. This is a crime against humanity.

A baby born alive from a medical abortion would be a rare event as the government expects doctors to kill the baby at 22 weeks gestation with a lethal injection to the heart prior to the abortion to ensure that it was born dead.

In 2021 there were 102 abortions at 21 weeks pl