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Government imposes further suppression of free speech!

Media Release 10 September 2023

Right to Life opposes the designation of safe area imposed on an additional 5 abortion providers in New Zealand. We now have 11 abortion providers which have a designated “safe area” of 150 metres around the perimeters of their facilities.

The second 5 Safe Areas have been approved by Cabinet and published in the New Zealand Gazette on 7th September 2023.

These 5 new Safe Areas, which will be enforced from 5 October 2023, are the zones within 150 metres of:

• Thames Hospital

• Te Aka Tauawhi Tangata - Women’s Clinic, Rotorua Hospital

• The Terrace Clinic – Hawke’s Bay Hospital