I wish to lodge a complaint against the Ministry of Health for declining to provide our Society with the information requested in our Official Information Act request of 26 January 2023. The relevant correspondence is attached. Our request was.
“The names of the pharmacists who indicated to your Ministry that they are prepared to dispense mifepristone and misoprostol for the purpose of killing an unborn child in a medical abortion.”
The Ministry declined our request in its response of 2 February 2023, under the following sections of the Act:-
9[a]to protect the privacy of the natural persons; and
9[g][II] to maintain the effective conduct of public affairs through the protection of employees from improper pressure or harassment.
Right to Life questions the need to withhold the names of the pharmacists in question on the grounds that it is necessary to protect their privacy.
Right to Life believes that these pharmacists that are prepared to dispense the lethal drugs mifepristone and misoprostol for the purpose of killing an unborn child in a medical abortion are in breach of the Pharmacy code of ethics, Principle 1. “Make the health and well-being of the patient your first priority.” The unborn child is a patient and dispensing these lethal drugs to kill this tiny patient is in violation of the ph