Ontario’s Liberal leadership has announced it will be offering women across the province access to free abortion pills starting August 10th, prompting outrage from pro-life advocates.
According to the CBC, the drug in question goes by the name of Mifegymiso and is used to terminate a pregnancy within the first 49 days.
“The Ontario government pledged in its spring budget to publicly fund the medication but hadn’t indicated when that would happen or any other details until now,” the outlet states, quoting Status of Women Minister Indira Naidoo-Harris as declaring that Mifegymiso will be available to all women with a health card and prescription for it.
“The commitment to publicly funding Mifegymiso means women across Ontario will have fair and equal access to safe abortion without payment, judgement or exception,” Naidoo-Harris reportedly added.
Hear from Naidoo-Harris via the report below.
In regards to payment, taxpayers – even those who disagree with abortion – will be billed $337.25 for each dosage of Mifegymiso given out to women.
Unsurprisingly, many people are not happy about this.
Another dissenting voice, as the CBC reports, is Johanne Brownrigg of the Campaign Life Coalition.
“There are competing needs under the health-care system and it saddens us greatly that they are going to be funding another form of abortion as opposed to genuine health care,” Brownrigg reportedly told the outlet.
Unfortunately for Canadians opposed to taxpayer-funded baby murder, the CBC reports that the province of Quebec will be introducing similar policies by this fall.
Abortion pills are already taxpayer-funded in New Brunswick and Alberta.
While many are upset with the Ontario government for its support of taxpayer-funded baby murder, LFPress.com quotes Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights public relations officer Darah Teitel as stating, “increasing choices supports women’s human rights, their right to bodily autonomy and their right to health.”