Shipments of the combination pack of the two pills, mifepristone and misoprostol, used for medical abortion finally began arriving in Canada at two clinics in Vancouver and Calgary during the week of 16 January 2017. Misoprostol has long been available … Continued
City officials in Grande Prairie, in northwest Alberta province, rejected a confrontational advertisement for the side of the city’s municipal buses, which led to a two-year court battle between the anti-abortion group claiming the right to freedom of expression against the city’s authority to decide what is appropriate and what is not appropriate for putting on the side of their municipal buses.
According to Dr Wendy Thomas, a family doctor, and Prof Judith A Soon, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Colombia, the federal government must allow pharmacists to prescribe the abortion pill to ensure safe and equitable access for women across Canada.
Assessing abortion coverage in nurse practitioner programs in Canada, abortion training in Canadian obstetrics and gynecology residency programs and “They made me go through like weeks of appointments and everything”: Documenting women’s experiences seeking abortion care in Yukon territory, Canada.
Celopharma Inc, the company that is bringing the combined abortion pill package of mifepristone+misoprostol to Canada is going ahead with a crucial cost-effectiveness review by the Common Drug Review (CDR) that could clear the way for provincial drug plans to cover the CAN $300 cost of the medication, according to Health Canada.
Anti-abortion protesters are staying the required 40 metres away from a St. John’s clinic in Newfoundland, two weeks after a court order banned protests closer to the building. Rolanda Ryan, owner of the Athena Health Centre, says a lot of tension has disappeared from her building since the ruling in June.
Anti-Abortion counselling agencies present misinformation about abortion and fail to disclose their anti-choice agendas.
The Justin Trudeau government has removed a restriction that prevented federal foreign aid dollars being used for abortion services in other countries. The government of former Prime Minister Stephen Harper had committed billions in Canadian funds for its global maternal, child and newborn health, but banned use of Canadian government money to provide abortion services.
Canada has announced millions of dollars in funding for UNFPA’s work, but no funds have been earmarked for safe abortion care in developing countries. International aid for safe abortion care was banned in 2010 by the previous conservative government and strongly denounced by opposition.
The Canadian province Prince Edward Island is to open a new reproductive health centre and start providing abortion, after heavy pressure and threat of lawsuit. Access to abortion varies across Canada, but Prince Edward Island has been the only province where abortion has been unavailable.