I shouldn’t joke about it. Abortion rights battles didn’t end in 1988.
Joanna Birenbaum, director of Litigation at LEAF sent this around this morning: dailygleaner.com – Human rights group opens inquiry into N.B.’s abortion policy
On Tuesday, the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission confirmed that it’s holding an inquiry into New Brunswick’s abortion policy after it had received a complaint about the province’s Medical Services Payment Act, which sets out the conditions under which the government will pay for abortions.
The provincial Department of Health requires that abortions be performed by a gynecologist in a hospital on the approval of two doctors. A women can, however, pay for an abortion at the private Morgentaler clinic in Fredericton. The procedure costs between $600 and $800, depending on how far along she is in her pregnancy.
Schollenberg said the college had documentation relating to the discussion that led to the unique New Brunswick rule that requires the consent of two physicians.