Women in Prince Edward Island will soon be able to have an abortion without leaving the province


Currently Island women must travel to New Brunswick or Nova Scotia to have an abortion at the expense of the Island government.

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CHARLOTTETOWN – Prince Edward Island will provide abortions in the province, becoming the last province in the country to do so.

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The PEI Liberal government has announced that it will not challenge a legal challenge launched by the Abortion Access Now group in the PEI Supreme Court.

The group says the province has an obligation to provide safe abortions under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

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Currently Island women must travel to New Brunswick or Nova Scotia to have an abortion at the expense of the Island government.

Health PEI is expected to be is making plans for a reproductive health center for women somewhere on the island.

In a statement, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said: “The right of women to choose is a fundamental right in our country… The Government of Canada reaffirms its belief that a woman should have access to reproductive health services, regardless where she lives in our country. . ”

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