Total number of Abortions Denied in New Zealand

Olivia Fairhurst made this Official Information request to Abortion Supervisory Committee

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From: Olivia Fairhurst

Olivia Fairhurst
027 392 5459

Dear Abortion Supervisory Committee,

Please supply the following information under the [Official Information Act (OIA) / Local
Government Official Information and Meetings Act (LGOIMA)]:

Records on how many women were denied an abortion in New Zealand in the past 5 years out of the number of abortions applied for, and what grounds they failed to satisfy to obtain an abortion. I would like this information broken down by year.

If you need any more information from me please let me know as soon as possible.

I understand that a decision on a request for information under the [OIA/LGOIMA] should be made within 20 working days of receiving that request.

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Yours faithfully,

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Good morning Ms Fairhurst,


Acknowledging receipt of your OIA on 31 July, as below.


We have passed this on to the relevant business unit and you can expect a
response on or before 28 August 2017.


Kind regards,


[1] Alex Pickard
Advisor |
Ministry of
Justice | Tāhū
o te Ture



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From: Cole, Rachael
Abortion Supervisory Committee

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Good morning,


Please find attached the Abortion Supervisory Committee’s response to your
request for information of 31 July 2018.





Rachael Cole


[1] Rachael Cole

Specialist Advisory
Officer | Abortion
Supervisory Committee

Tribunals Unit |
Ministry of Justice
DDI: +64 4 462 6720 |
Ext 46720




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