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Christchurch City Council - OIA Request, Council position on 'safe area' designation and signage.

Christchurch City Council,

Dear Sir

I wish to request under the Official Information Act the following information:-

The Minister of Health has advised that a safe area designation has been given to the Gynaecological Procedure Unit at the Christchurch Public Hospital and to the Christchurch Women’s Hospital where abortions are carried out. The safe area of 150 meters around the Hospitals comes into operation on 25th August 2023.

It will then be an offence for any member of women’s family or person to offer assistance to the women to choose life for her baby within the safe area.