Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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BC04 - (Abortion-Pill)

OTTAWA. x-12s. Women in B-C will have free access to the so-called abortion pill as of January 15th. British Columbia is the sixth province to provide universal coverage of the pill, called Mifegymiso (meh-FEH'-guh-MEE'-zoh), or RU-486. Darrah Teitel (Title) of the group Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights says cost coverage is a first step to ensuring the drug is widely accessible, especially to women in remote areas where surgical abortion procedures may not be available later in a pregnancy.

(" ... is available.")(SOURCE: The Canadian Press)

TAG: New Brunswick was the first province to provide free access to the drug last July, after Health Canada approved it in 2015. …

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