Monitoring & Investigations,
Internal Affairs – Charities,
PO Box 30112,
Lower Hutt 5040.
Complaint- Women’s Health Action Trust & New Zealand Family Planning Association.
I wish to lodge a complaint against the Women’s Health Action Trust [WHAT] and the New Zealand Family Planning Association both of which are registered charities. The complaint is that they are in breach of the Charities Act by virtue of the fact they are engaged in a major political campaign.
In May 2012 the WHAT produced a document laying out the path to achieve the decriminalisation of abortion in New Zealand. This document was prepared after meetings in Melbourne and Hobart, Australia.
On 28th September 2012 the Family Planning Association issued a media release stating that Family Planning, the Abortion Law Reform Association of New Zealand and the Women’s Health Action Trust were conducting a national campaign to have abortion, the killing of unborn children decriminalised.