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RU486: Response to Christchurch "SPUC"

Christchurch "SPUC" really should check its facts before rushing into print. Drs. Margaret Sparrow and Diana Edwards may have been involved with the consortium that imported RU486 into this country, but their professional association with the Family Planning Association is coincidental." said Craig Young, Research Officer for the Abortion Law Reform Association of New Zealand today.

"It is true that the NZFPA invited Dr Baulieu to visit New Zealand in 1990, but it does not directly operate any abortion facilities in this country. Those facilities are located within our public hospital system, and the Auckland Medical Aid Trust runs a private abortion clinic."

"And why should the Ministry of Health and MedSafe withhold access to medical abortion services in this country, when numerous clinical reports testify to the safety of RU486-mifepristone within properly supervised medical settings?"

"Finally, why is Christchurch "SPUC" still advertising itself by that name when National SPUC expelled from the organisation in December 1999?"

Craig Young Research Officer ALRANZ ph 06 3569099 ext 7750 (weekdays, 9.00am- 4.00pm)


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