When can I get an abortion?
In New Zealand, you can only get an abortion in the first 20 weeks of your pregnancy, and only if the doctor decides that there is a good reason for it. The earlier the abortion, the easier the procedure and the easier physically it will be on your body.
A good reason might be because having a baby would be bad for your physical or mental health, the baby would be severely handicapped, or the pregnancy happened because of incest (sex between two family members) or rape.
Doctors and other medical professionals have to keep all your information confidential. They can’t tell your parents or anyone else if you ask about or get an abortion.