The following letter has been sent to the Chief Executive Officers of each of the 20 NZ District Health Boards.
Chief Executive Officer,
District Health Board,
Official Information Act – Request
The Abortion Supervisory Committee advised our Society on 4th October 2012 that it had written to all licensed institutions on 28th September 2012,
“advising that the Committee is of the view that all counselling services and literature should be neutral and that pamphlets that either promote or discourage termination are not appropriate. The Committee asked that each institution review the written material in their institutions accordingly.”
This direction followed a complaint to the Committee by our Society of a contentious American pamphlet that was being distributed to women considering an abortion at several licensed facilities.
It is mentioned that our Society has no complaint with pamphlets that provide accurate information: