Society for the Protection of the Unborn Child, Christchurch
Family Planning's link to the recent application for government approval to use the French abortion pill in New Zealand
is now exposed.
The application was made to Medsafe, by Dr Margaret Sparrow, on behalf of Istar Ltd, in June this year. The Registrar of
Companies records reveal that this firm was registered in 1999 with five directors two of whom have strong associations
with Family Planning.
Dr Margaret Sparrow, previously the medical director at the Parkview abortion clinic in Wellington, is employed by
Family Planning and was formerly a national vice president.
Dr Dianna Edwards, medical director and an abortionist at Lyndhurst abortion clinic, also works for family planning and
was formerly an executive member of that organization.
Dr Sparrow when interviewed by the Sunday Star Times regarding the application said. "We are not really wanting any
publicity,' which explains why Family Planning have been so uncharacteristically silent on this issue.
It was Family Planning that brought Professor Emile Baulieu, the developer of RU 486, to New Zealand in 1990 to promote
this lethal drug.
Since then Family Planning has been the leading advocate for the use of RU 486 in New Zealand. RU 486 kills babies and
is a serious threat to the health of women and their future children.
Why does Family Planning, which is the biggest abortion provider in this country, promote chemical warfare against the
The Minister of Health should act in the best interests of women and generations yet conceived by withholding approval
to use RU 486 in New Zealand.
Does the Labour Alliance government want the shameful distinction of being the first government in the history of New
Zealand to authorize the use of a drug to kill another human being?
Chris O'Brien on behalf of
Society for the Protection of the Unborn Child
Phone 03 3588686