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New Zealand birth rate lowest ever recorded

2020 has seen New Zealand’s lowest birth rate on record according to latest statistics.

New Zealand’s total fertility rate fell in 2020 down to 1.61 births per woman compared to 1.72 in 2019. This rate is well below the population replacement rate of 2.1.

In 2020, there were 57,753 live births registered in New Zealand, down 2,064 (3 percent) from the previous year.

Extreme abortion law introduced to New Zealand

In 2020, New Zealand MPs voted to introduce the world’s most extreme abortion law in the world. The new law allows abortion de facto on-demand , up to birth.

Additionally, there is now no requirement that doctors must be involved with an abortion ‘procedure’ and andthe new law has also legalised sex-selective abortion. This new abortion law came into effect at the end of March 2020.

Figures obtained by news outlet Newshub show that between the end of March and the start of August, “just over 4,900” abortions took place within 21 weeks of pregnancy.  Newshub reports that, compared to the same window of time over the previous three years, this amounts to a rise of about nine percent.

Right To Life UK spokesperson, Catherine Robinson, said: “The consequences of an overall decline in fertility are likely to be severe in the long run, because, for example, lower birth rates create a skewed population pyramid with an ever-increasing elderly population and fewer young people to support them. The serious economic consequences of this are not hard to imagine”.

“The overall reduction in fertility is yet another negative side effect of the widespread availability of abortion, and it is a side effect whose consequences will be felt for years to come”.

Dear reader,

MPs will shortly vote on proposed changes to the law, brought forward by Labour MPs Stella Creasy and Diana Johnson, that would introduce the biggest change to our abortion laws since the Abortion Act was introduced in 1967.

These proposed changes to the law would make it more likely that healthy babies are aborted at home for any reason, including sex-selective purposes, up to birth.

Polling undertaken by ComRes, shows that only 1% of women support introducing abortion up to birth and that 91% of women agree that sex-selective abortion should be explicitly banned by the law.

Please click the button below to contact your MP now and ask them to vote no to these extreme changes to our law. It only takes 30 seconds using our easy-to-use tool.