'Equity issue:' Saskatchewan to fully cover cost of abortion drug Mifegymiso

Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Press, CTV News

Advocates are celebrating the Saskatchewan government's decision to fully fund the cost of the abortion drug Mifegymiso which means the treatment is now covered across Canada.

Frederique Chabot, a director with Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights, said Saskatchewan is the last province to introduce universal coverage of the two-pill drug combination, which was first approved by Health Canada in 2015.

"This was not just about a medication getting covered," she said Friday. "It was about addressing an equity issue across the country."

Manitoba announced last week that it would be covering the drug.

Posted on 2019-06-10
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