The owner of a private abortion clinic in St. John's says she expects an abortion pill to become increasingly popular as an alternative to surgery.
Rolanda Ryan of the Athena Health Centre says 35 people have taken Mifegymiso, which has been available for just over a year from her clinic, and she expects to see a lot more interest in coming years.
Women will be able to make an appointment with a community-based physician for an abortion using pills, or schedule a surgical abortion at the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax.
The abortion pill remains out of reach of most Nova Scotia women, because doctors still cannot bill the province for providing it.
Ultrasound requirement still a barrier for Agassiz, Harrison, Hope
British Columbia will offer universal access to a medical abortion drug in a move that women's-health advocates say will particularly benefit those who live in rural and remote communities where abortion services are lacking.
British Columbia is the latest of six provinces to offer Mifegymiso at no cost.
Starting Jan. 15, B.C. will join five other Canadian provinces in offering the pregnancy termination drug Mifegymiso for free.
British Columbia has announced it will pay for the so-called abortion pill starting Jan. 15, becoming the sixth province to provide free access to the drug.
The provincial government will soon be providing universal, no-cost coverage for the drug Mifegymiso.
The abortion pill will finally be available in Quebec, and paid for by the province’s health insurance plan, as of Dec. 15.