And there's a new pro-choice group around, Mothers For Choice, which some of the writers here are involved with (including me). There's a Facebook supporters page plus a twitter feed, and here's a little run down of what the group is about:
Mothers For Choice is a group of women from Aotearoa NZ who are mothers and hold a pro-choice position on abortion.As always, if you have any links to NZ women's blogs (on anything, and they don't need to be feminist) that you want to share, including your own, do indulge in comments.
We include amongst our number mothers who have one child, several children; are single, married, in a civil union, in a defacto relationship, widowed, separated; have had fertility problems, have suffered miscarriages, have had unplanned pregnancies, have had abortions; are step-mothers; are religious, are atheists, are agnostic; and hail from a variety of different cultures and backgrounds.
We define a pro-choice position on abortion as: respecting the right of individual women to choose for themselves whether or not to continue a pregnancy, without the need to seek permission from anyone else for a termination.