New Brunswick becomes first Canada province to offer free abortion pill

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New Brunswick becomes first Canada province to offer free abortion pill

Pill will be given to women with a valid healthcare card, a big step for region that previously had some of Canada’s tightest restrictions on reproductive rights

Julien Gignac in Toronto
Wednesday 5 April 2017

New Brunswick has become the first province in Canada to distribute an abortion pill for free, in a major step for a region that previously had one of the country’s strictest policies on women’s reproductive rights.

The provincial health minister, Victor Boudreau, unveiled the policy on Tuesday, announcing that women will be entitled to receive Mifegymiso without payment if they have a valid healthcare card.

Continued at source: The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/05/canada-free-abortion-pill-new-brunswick