From RIGHT TO LIFE NZ JANUARY 10, 2017 BY
Domestic Violence and Abortion Official Information Act Request
In 2010 Right to Life supported the call of the Abortion Supervisory Committee [ASC] for research in New Zealand on the relationship of domestic violence and abortion. The Committee’s call was made in its annual report to Parliament for 2009.
I wish to request under the Official Information Act a copy of your response to the Committee’s request made in its report to Parliament in 2009 for more research into the relationship between abortion and domestic violence?
The Committee reported that information provided by the Epsom Day Unit revealed that one third of women seeking an abortion at the Unit are subject to domestic violence. Right to Life believes that the incidence of domestic violence is actually much higher as it is believed that many women are too afraid and ashamed to admit that they are victims of domestic violence.
More on this letter to Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman