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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.
A long-awaited expert committee report on the abortion pill is recommending that provincial and territorial governments cover the $300 cost of the medication, The Globe and Mail has learned.
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