Abortion access will be maintained across Canada amid COVID-19 outbreak
Rachel Gilmore, CTVNews.ca Writer
Published Thursday, March 26, 2020
OTTAWA -- As hospitals across Canada begin cancelling and postponing surgeries to contend with the spread of COVID-19, provinces and territories have deemed abortions an essential service.
As the news broke that hospitals were suspending non-urgent and elective surgeries and procedures both in Canada and abroad, stories emerged of abortion access being impeded. In both Texas and Ohio, lawmakers listed abortions among nonessential surgeries and medical procedures that would be delayed to free up resources for the fight against COVID-19.