Trudeau government removes restriction on international development funds being used for abortion services

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.

Prince Edward Island, faced with possible lawsuit, has decided to start providing abortions

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.

Medical Abortion: What is it and how is it used

Archive newsletters – August 2015 Clinical practice handbook for safe abortion, World Health Organization, 2014 Full text: English  І  Spanish –a succinct, easy-to-follow handbook for health professionals The following information is based on parts of this handbook, but it is written for women and safe abortion advocates too. Medical abortion is the use of mifepristone and misoprostol pills, or misoprostol pills alone, to induce an abortion. This method can be used up to 24 weeks of … Continued

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