From 1980 to 2002, over 255,000 NZ babies were sacrificed to the gods of money, selfishness, and sexual anarchy. It looks to be tracking at around 24% now – that is, for every 1000 live births there are 240 terminations. From Demographic Trends 2003 at the Department of Statistics,
Abortion ratios (abortions per 1,000 live births plus abortions) provide an alternative measure for international comparison. The latest abortion ratio for New Zealand (240) is above that for Japan (217), and is lower than those for England and Wales (229), Canada (245), the United States (254), Sweden (258) and Australia (264).
In 1965, the birth rate was higher than it is now, yet the abortion rate was 0.1%.
Abortion is a risky medical procedure, and it is irresponsible of the NZ Abortion “Supervisory” Committee to continue to allow the open slather to continue.
(originally posted at my old blog)
UPDATE: Dept of Stats links might be broken, I’ll have to look around for the data (again).
UPDATE #2: Check this out! The Baby Who Survived Three Abortions