Mrs Judith Collins,
Minister of Justice,
Dear Mrs Collins
Abortion a Justice Issue
I wish to seek your assistance on an important issue concerning the performance of the Abortion Supervisory Committee. On the 28th December, I wrote to the Committee concerning a statement that appeared in the Committee’s report to Parliament for 2012. A copy is enclosed for your information. On Monday 10th of June I rang the secretary of the Committee to advise her that I had no record of receiving a reply to my letter. She responded that the Committee had decided not to reply. The statement made by the Committee in its report for 2012 was as follows.
“ Although the Contraception Sterilisation and Abortion Act 1977 is administered by, and the Committee is supported by , the Ministry of Justice, contraception sterilisation and abortion are health, not justice issues…”
It is with respect that our Society wishes to challenge this conclusion for the following reasons: