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Drop in abortion numbers 'a step in the right direction'

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ProLife NZ is welcoming the news that there has been a significant drop in the number of abortions which took place in NZ in 2012, compared with 2011. This is the fifth concurrent year that the number of abortions has dropped, however the positive trends must continue.

ProLife NZ spokesperson Mary-Anne Evers says that there are a number of factors behind this drop including a greater awareness of the development of the child in the womb, and the ongoing work of pro-life groups around New Zealand, such as ProLife NZ.

"While we are pleased with this significant drop in the number of abortions, the statistics still represent 14,475 abortions too many." Ms Evers says.

"There is still much work to be done.

"Our vision is for a country where no women needs to choose abortion, where every women feels supported to be able to choose life for their child.

"What worries me is that women aged between 20 and 24 had the highest abortion rate. We as a society need to be doing all that we can to support women in this age group, by giving them a real choice when they are faced with a crisis pregnancy.

"ProLife NZ is an organisation based on our campuses around NZ. We are committed to doing all we can to support women in this age group by promoting appropriate counselling services and organisations which will give them the support needed so they can choose to keep their child.

"The only way women will have a real choice in New Zealand, is by giving them real options. We want to be part of that solution.

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