Jim Hefford

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Dr. Jim Hefford is a retired GP and a former Certifying Consultant.[1] He is the husband of Cheryl Hefford.[2]

Personal Life

He has spent a year in Saudi Arabia and has written about abortion in the Middle East.


Hefford is a member of the Abortion Law Reform Association of New Zealand who has served on the National Executive for the organization.[1] He contributes to ALRANZ's new "Issues" website.[3]

Hefford was a founding member of ALRANZ in Palmerston North before joining the national committee when he retired from general practice to live in Wellington. He helped with some of the interviews for Margaret Sparrow’s book “Abortion Then and Now” and also contributed an account of his experiences as a referring doctor and certifying consultant.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 ALRANZ Press Release: Cost to Taxpayers of Anti-Abortion Case: $280,000, 19 July, 2009 (accessed on 16 July, 2010)
  2. 2.0 2.1 ALRANZ Newsletter, May 2011
  3. ALRANZ website: August 2009 Newsletter (accessed on 16 July, 2010)