by Tegwyn Hughes
Posted on August 17, 2020
This article is the first in a two-part series about Clinic 554 and health care in New Brunswick.
In the Greater Toronto Area, there are nine locations where someone can access abortion services. In the entire province of New Brunswick, there are only four. Come September, that number could shrink to three, worsening the already poor access to abortion care in the province.
Clinic 554, New Brunswick’s only independent clinic that offers abortions—as well as family medicine, trans-inclusive care, and contraception counselling—is set to close permanently at the end of September. Advocates for the Fredericton, N.B. clinic, as well as former patients, are urging the provincial government to save it, but the Progressive Conservative leadership hasn’t budged.
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
As U.S. tightens abortion access and funding, Canada expands it
Yahoo Canada News
February 21, 2017
With funding for a Planned Parenthood initiative and a commitment to increase funding for reproductive health initiatives overseas, Canada is setting itself apart from the Trump administration in its support for safe and legal abortion access.
In an interview with The Canadian Press, Status of Women Minister Maryam Monsef said denying access to a full range of reproductive services — including abortion — is a form of violence against women.
Continued at source: Yahoo news: https://ca.news.yahoo.com/as-u-s-tightens-abortion-access-and-funding-canada-expands-it-203738484.html