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OIA Ministry of Health - Consequences of refusing to be involved in abortions

Updated: Jun 21

10 February 2023

Dr Diana Sarfati,

Director General of Health,

Ministry of Health,


Dear Dr Sarfati,

Official Information Act – Request.

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

• What are the professional consequences for a registered medical practitioner, a midwife, or a practice nurse who refuse to be involved in the killing of an unborn child, breaches section 14 [b] of the Abortion Legislation Act 2020 by refusing to provide a woman seeking an abortion with information on “how to access the contact details of another person who is the closest provider of the service requested?”