NEW PRES­SURE ON PROV­INCE TO COVER ABOR­TION PILL

Edmonton Journal - - CANADA -

New­found­land and Labrador — the only prov­ince that does not pro­vide at least par­tial cov­er­age of the abor­tion pill — is un­der re­newed pres­sure to do so. Med­i­cal stu­dents and prac­ti­tion­ers have writ­ten an open let­ter to the premier and health depart­ment ask­ing for uni­ver­sal cov­er­age of Mif­e­gymiso, which ter­mi­nates preg­nan­cies of up to nine weeks, as an al­ter­na­tive to sur­gi­cal meth­ods cur­rently cov­ered by the prov­ince. The prov­ince’s year-round abor­tion clin­ics are lo­cated in St. John’s, putting it out of reach for many ru­ral pa­tients.

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