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Every woman living in Alberta will have universal access to a new medical abortion therapy regardless of whether she has provincial health insurance, Alberta’s health minister says.
New Brunswick is now offering the abortion pill Mifegymiso for free to women with a valid medicare card, making it the first province to provide universal access.
Health Canada has lifted two of the restrictions it had in place for Mifegymiso, a two-drug combination known as the abortion pill, advocates say
Allegations that anti-abortion protesters are harassing patients and staff headed into The Morgentaler Clinic on Bank Street have attracted attention across Canada. But an “abortion pill” that has been available since January is poised to shift the entire abortion paradigm.
The government used the budget to announce that it will publicly fund the abortion pill, Mifegymiso. A woman can get a prescription for the drug from her family doctor and then have it filled at a pharmacy by showing her OHIP card. The province has not yet determined the overall cost of making the drug available.