- The Situation Today
- How legal abortion came to New Zealand
- Overseas influences
- Media Influences
- Opponents of abortion get organized
- The Society for the Protection of the Unborn Child
- Early expansion
- Capital politics
- First clinic licenced
- The tide turns
- Pro-abortion initiatives
- A crucial court decision
- The Status of the Unborn Child Bill
- Seeking urgency
- Counter move
- The Vote
- SPUC moves on
In July 1971, SPUC brought Mrs Jill Knight, a 'pro-life' British Conservative MP to talk about the negative effect abortion was having in Britain, as she saw it. She had four television appearances, eight radio sessions, and 16 newspaper and magazine interviews. Jill Knight met MPs and spoke at well-attended public meetings in the four main centres.
By the beginning of 1972, there were 24 branches with about 20,000 members. A national conference was held in March, to officially launch the Society for the Protection of the Unborn Child.
In 1973, the first national conference was held in Auckland in March, followed by an evening march down Queen St on July 13. Organised by Auckland University's Right to Life group, the march attracted an estimated 4,500 people, but was virtually ignored by the media.