“Just eat your cake”: Health minister’s response to doctor’s query on better abortion access
Written by Dr. Adrian Edgar
on May 1, 2019
Clinic 554 was represented in Ottawa this week as one of two national recipients of the Peter Gillespie Social Justice Award recognizing commitment to sexual and reproductive health and rights.
As part of the award, we were flown to Parliament Hill to discuss New Brunswick’s purposeful exclusion of abortion funding from community-based settings, despite its knowledge of the increased health risks to patients in hospitals, and its willful negligence in acknowledging how its regulatory restrictions on accessibility of healthcare disproportionately target pregnant women and transgender patients.