Ontario midwives say there’s growing interest in letting them perform abortions
By Daniela Blot on 4 November 2017
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The association representing more than 800 midwives in Ontario says there is a “burgeoning interest” in allowing them to offer abortion services.
The idea was floated in recent months during discussions with the Ministry of the Attorney General and Health Ministry officials while the Association of Ontario Midwives was offering advice on the recently passed Safe Access to Abortion Services Act, which prohibits protests within 50 metres of abortion clinics.