Recently Right to Life has made Official Information Act requests to four New Zealand District Health Boards regarding their outsourcing abortion ‘services’ to the for profit company Magma HealthCare Ltd. We have previously exposed this company’s profiting from the killing of unborn children.
Right to Life has been asking the DHB’s about the nature of these arrangements and seeking to obtain a copy of the contract and the amount being charged to the DHB’s for each abortion. We believe this information should be available for the public to scrutinise. It is also not good enough for the Health Boards to refuse to answer other questions we have asked relating to how Magma Healthcare will ensure the safety of women undergoing medical and surgical abortions.
We have been stonewalled as can be seen by this response to our requests from the Whanganui District Health board. A similar response has been received from the Mid Central DHB.
Right to Life is now taking a complaint to the Ombudsman to test the validity of the DHB claims that they can refuse to answer on the grounds of commercial sensitivity. We do not believe they can justify their refusal to answer the questions we raise.
Right to Life