Summary of official information request
- In your opening sentence you refer to abortions and terminations. As all abortions have the objective of terminating the life of an unborn child, how do you differentiate between an abortion and a termination?
- You advise that an unborn baby’s life was terminated at 29 weeks gestation due to fetal abnormality incompatible with life; what does this mean in practice and does it include Trisomy 21 and other conditions that are serious but not life threatening?
- Am I correct in assuming that telehealth medical abortions for women who reside in the CDHB area are still not included in your abortion statistics, nor are medical abortions facilitated by local Registered Medical Practitioners, midwives and practice nurses?