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We are here today because contrary to what Premier
Since 2008, NAF Canada has been operating a patient assistance fund to help women in
Bonnie* who called our toll-free Hotline earlier this year because she was unable to get an appointment at the closest hospital abortion provider in
Tonya* is a single mom of three who lives in PEI, and also received assistance from our fund. Like Bonnie, Tonya could only get an appointment at a private clinic in
The government in PEI has an obligation to provide abortion care for Bonnie and Tonya and other women in the province. It is long overdue that the provincial government fulfills this duty.
For too many years, we have been told that abortions aren't available here because there isn't a doctor willing to provide this care. But that simply is no longer true. We have identified at least three doctors who are willing to provide abortion care in PEI, including Dr.
We've also heard the government say that it would be too expensive to provide abortion care locally. Yet, we have developed a business proposal that demonstrates that the province would actually save on expenses by providing abortion care here.
This proposal to establish a termination service in PEI, was initiated by the
However, even though this plan would benefit women in PEI and be cost-positive for the province, it has not moved forward. We are here today to ask why. And to urge the provincial government to accept responsibility and begin providing abortion care at a local hospital.
Women in PEI deserve the same care and respect as women in other provinces when it comes to their ability to access the abortion care they need.
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