Statistics Show We Can Do More to Help Women

Press Release – Family Life International

According to Statistics NZ, reported induced abortions in New Zealand have increased slightly since 2014.Latest Abortion Statistics Show We Can Do More to Help Women Who Feel They Have No Other Choice than Abortion

According to Statistics NZ, reported induced abortions in New Zealand have increased slightly since 2014.

There were 13,155 reported induced abortions throughout the country during the year of 2015, amounting to 18 more than in 2014 when there were 13,137.

While the increase is minimal, the statistics have put an end to the downward trend which has been occurring since 2008.

Family Life International NZ is pleased that the general abortion rate is continuing to go down (14.2 abortions per 1000 women). They welcome the news that there are less abortions among women and girls under the age of 25.

“We must remember that each of those numbers represents a baby, a mother, a family.” said Michelle Kaufman, Communications Director of Family Life International NZ.

The numbers equate to 36 abortions every single day of the year. “Imagine that” says Mrs Kaufman, “more than one large classroom of children gone, every single day. That is devastating for families. That is devastating for society. We must do more to help, to support.”

The organisation, which runs Crisis Pregnancy Centres, and helps women and families throughout the country, says that it is important pregnant mothers who feel they have no other option than to have an abortion know there are people throughout New Zealand who are ready to listen, to be a friend, and to work through their situation in a caring, confidential manner.

“Abortion can seem like the best option at the time, but for many women that relief doesn’t last and they regret their abortions” said Kaufman. “We are here to offer real choices that allow women to follow their dreams and allow their pre-born babies to be born.”

Kaufman also emphasizes that they wish to reach out to abortion facility workers, and hospital staff who assist in any way in the abortion process. “People who work in abortion facilities matter too. We want them to know that we care about their well-being.”
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