Ontario women get free access to abortion pill starting August 10th

❝ The Ontario government says it is giving women in the province more choice over their reproductive health by covering the cost of Mifegymiso, commonly referred to as an abortion pill, starting on Aug.10.

Mifegymiso, also known by the name RU-486, is a two-drug combination of mifepristone and misoprostol that can be used to terminate a pregnancy up to 49 days.

❝ It was approved in July 2015 after a lengthy study by Health Canada. It has slowly become available for distribution in Canada since then…

❝ The executive director for Planned Parenthood Toronto was also quoted in the announcement, applauding the government’s commitment.

In over 60 countries, for nearly 30 years, Mifegymiso has been a safe and accessible abortion option. Provincial funding for reliable medical abortion is the right decision,” said Sarah Hobbs-Blyth…

❝ New Brunswick and Alberta also cover Mifegymiso, and the Quebec government has said it plans to do so by this fall.

New Brunswick was first – in April. Province by Province, the nation of Canada lives up to their government’s promise for equal opportunity for Canadian women to run their own lives. One of these decades, I imagine the United States will figure out that democracy applies equally.

Depending on whether you have health insurance – and if this is covered – you pay as little as $0 in the United States – plus the cost of your insurance, of course. Can’t leave the poor insurance companies out of the transaction. You may also have to pay as much as $800. Reproductive rights are allowed by federal law. Congress hasn’t decided to protect them in all states.

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