Southland Hospital to perform abortions

‘Southland Hospital is expected to be licensed to perform abortions from July’, reports the Southland Times.


Despite declining numbers of women from the Southland region opting for abortions in recent years, the Southern District Health Board has decided to dedicate staff and resources at the hospital for abortions.

The article reports Lynley Morrison of Voice for Life Winton asks in a letter to the editor if the people of Southland want scarce hospital resources being used for abortions while other procedures such as hip replacements have waiting lists several months long.

Read the full news article here.

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