Alberta dispenses fewer prescriptions for abortion pills than neighbouring provinces, data shows

Globe & Mail
Mar 1, 2022

Alberta dispenses the lowest number of prescriptions for medical abortion compared to neighbouring provinces, according to government data, prompting concerns among physicians and advocates who say the statistics underscore a lack of access for people in rural communities.

Doctors say the data may reflect an unwillingness among some health care professionals to prescribe the drug in a rural population whose access to legal surgical abortion itself is already limited.