11 June 2013
Chief Executive Officer,
Bay of Plenty District Health Board,
Official Information Act Request
It is understood that your Board has entered into an agreement with the New Zealand Family Planning Association to provide funding for medical abortions at its Tauranga clinic. I wish to request the following information under the Official Information Act:
It is believed that there are no certifying consultants resident in Tauranga or employed by your Board. What is the procedure for the authorisation of abortions to be performed at the Tauranga clinic?
It is commendable if the staff employed by your Board do not wish to be involved in the killing of defenceless unborn children.
- Is this the reason for abortions not being performed in your Board’s facilities?
- What is the funding provided by your Board to the FPA for each medical abortion?
- What is the period for the contract for the provision of abortions?