Two-pill abortion drug Mifegymiso prescribed at least 13,000 times since becoming available in Canada
Since Alberta began covering the cost of Mifegymiso last July, at least 2,190 doses have been prescribed — the overwhelming majority of them in Calgary
October 15, 2018
EDMONTON — It was Calgary’s Kensington clinic that prescribed the first dose of Mifegymiso, the two-pill abortion drug, after it became available in Canada in January 2017.
“When it arrived on our doorstep, we had a patient that day and we offered it to her; we were ready to go,” said clinic executive director Celia Posyniak.
How Canada’s growing anti-abortion movement plans to swing the next federal election
Anti-abortion lobbyists cheered Ontario’s election as evidence of success. Next up: an ambitious strategy for 2019.
Sep 12, 2018
When Doug Ford, newly minted as leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario, took the stage at the party’s leadership convention last March, he conspicuously thanked one person standing behind him: Tanya Granic Allen, an outspoken social conservative and leadership hopeful. Ford spoke of his intent “to return our province to where it belongs” before making a show of shaking Granic Allen’s hand. It was a small gesture with big import that would have been missed by many: Ford’s debt to “socons” and, speciﬁcally, the anti-abortion lobby that enabled his win.
Granic Allen was the top choice of Campaign Life Coalition (CLC), a national group that works to nominate and elect candidates who oppose abortion at all levels of government, CLC vice-president Jeff Gunnarson tells Maclean’s.
Alberta passes bill legislating 'safe zones' around abortion clinics
Bill sets 50-metre protester-free zones around stand-alone clinics in Edmonton and Calgary
Michelle Bellefontaine · CBC News
Posted: May 30, 2018
A bill setting a 50-metre protester-free zone around the province's two stand-alone abortion clinics passed Wednesday in the Alberta legislature.
The bill passed 45-1 without participation of members from the Official Opposition United Conservative Party.
No-go abortion clinic zones in Alberta bill
News Apr 5, 2018
EDMONTON — Alberta has introduced legislation to keep protesters at least 50 metres away from abortion clinics, and to make it illegal for demonstrators to video, record audio or take pictures of people entering or leaving the building.
The province would also, if asked, designate similar no-go zones around homes and offices of doctors and other staff who provide abortions.
Bill to set 50-metre, no-protester zone around Alberta abortion clinics
'It is a great day for women who need this': Proposed legislation carries $10,000 fine for repeat offenders
Michelle Bellefontaine · CBC News
Posted: Apr 05, 2018
Protesters who repeatedly violate a "safe zone" proposed for Alberta's two stand-alone abortion clinics could face a maximum $10,000 fine under proposed legislation introduced Thursday.
Bill 9, the Protecting Choice for Women Accessing Health Care Act, would mean protesters could not stand within 50-metre zones of the Kensington Clinic in Calgary and Women's Health Options in Edmonton.
Long-awaited abortion pill Mifegymiso makes Canadian debut
Kelly Grant - HEALTH REPORTER
The Globe and Mail
Published Friday, Jan. 20, 2017
The abortion pill is finally available in Canada.
The first shipments of Mifegymiso arrived earlier this week at two women’s health clinics in Vancouver and Calgary, marking the beginning of a potential sea change in how women in Canada choose to end their pregnancies.
“We were over the moon,” said Celia Posyniak, the executive director of Calgary’s Kensington Clinic, the first place in the country to provide the medication to a patient. “There’s a few of us who’ve been here for 25 years or more and we’ve been waiting for it for all that time. Canada was definitely a laggard.”
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Source, Globe & Mail: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/long-awaited-abortion-pill-mifegymiso-rolls-out-in-canada/article33695167/