Abortion Supervisory Committee,
Dear Ms Cole
Standards of Care for Women Requesting Induced Abortion in New Zealand 2009
It is noted that Standard 23 includes at the beginning the statement:-
“Abortion is safer than continuing a pregnancy to term and complications are uncommon.”
This statement raises several important questions;
- I wish to ask what evidence does the Committee have to support this statement?
- Would you please confirm that this information is required to be given verbally and in writing to women seeking an abortion?
This is a false statement that conveys the message that your unborn child is a threat to your life and health and that it would be in the interest of your health to kill the child in your womb.
We are aware that since the passing of the Contraception Sterilisation and Abortion Act in 1977 your Committee has reported that more than 500,000 children have been killed in their mother’s womb and that there have been no reported deaths of mothers. This is an extraordinary statistic that is not supported by international statistics. [Read more…]