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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,

You may be surprised to learn that our 24-week abortion time limit is out of line with the majority of European Union countries, where the most common time limit for abortion on demand or on broad social grounds is 12 weeks gestation.

The latest guidance from the British Association of Perinatal Medicine enables doctors to intervene to save premature babies from 22 weeks. The latest research indicates that a significant number of babies born at 22 weeks gestation can survive outside the womb, and this number increases with proactive perinatal care.

This leaves a real contradiction in British law. In one room of a hospital, doctors could be working to save a baby born alive at 23 weeks whilst, in another room of that same hospital, a doctor could perform an abortion that would end the life of a baby at the same age.

The majority of the British population support reducing the time limit. Polling has shown that 70% of British women favour a reduction in the time limit from 24 weeks to 20 weeks or below.

Please click the button below to sign the petition to the Prime Minister, asking him to do everything in his power to reduce the abortion time limit.