Update: 19 March 2020
Abortion legislation update
The Abortion Legislation Bill had its Third Reading yesterday and was voted through. It will now be prepared for Royal assent (Governor-General signing). The Act comes into force the day after Royal assent. This usually happens within one week.
This legislative amendment updates the primary legislation for abortion, set out in the Contraception, Sterilisation, and Abortion Act 1977 and the Crimes Act 1961. The legislation is available on the New Zealand Parliament website. This page will be updated when the bill becomes law.
An early medical abortion service is available at our Tauranga Clinic.
Our service for early medical abortion is for those eligible for Aotearoa New Zealand health services who live within the Bay of Plenty District Health Board and Lakes District Health Board areas.
We believe in the right to safe and legal abortion, without unnecessary barriers.
We provide an abortion referral service at all our clinics.
Family Planning has clinics located throughout New Zealand. Use the clinic finder to find your nearest clinic.