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Human Rights Day 2015

Monday, November 16, 2015

National News

Family Planning presents: A Quiet Inquisition film fundraiser


Would you break the law to save a woman’s life? At a public hospital in Managua, Nicaragua, this is the ethical dilemma that faces obstetrician Dr Carla on a routine basis. Nicaragua is one of only five countries in the world to ban abortion outright – even in cases of rape, incest, and likely maternal fatality. As young women implore her help, and Carla's work becomes increasingly personal, the devastating impact of this law is made horrifyingly clear. 

To recognise Human Rights Day, join Family Planning New Zealand for a viewing of award-winning film A Quiet Inquisition by Alessandra Zeka and Holen Sabrina Kahn.

Our Chief Executive Jackie Edmond will discuss why access to abortion is a human right and make the case for New Zealand to decriminalise abortion.

Abortion in New Zealand currently falls under two pieces of legislation: the Crimes Act 1961 and the Contraception, Sterilisation and Abortion Act 1977.

Family Planning believes abortion should be treated as a health issue, and not as a crime. You can read more about abortion and its place in New Zealand law here.

All proceeds will go towards our work raising awareness of the need for abortion law reform in New Zealand.

A Quiet Inquisition

Tickets $20, available at our online shop 
6:30pm Thursday 10 December
Light House Cinema Cuba, 29 Wigan Street, Te Aro
Running time: 1 hour 5 minutes 


Winner of the 2015 Vaclav Havel Jury Award - International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival in Prague, Czech Republic.

“One of ten films every Human Rights advocate should see” - The Huffington Post

“A Triumph"- The London Economic


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