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Abortion Access and Funding

#1 - Abortion Is a "Medically Required" Service and Cannot be Delisted - Explains various reasons why all abortions are medically required and must be covered under the Canada Health Act.

#2 - Abortion Clinics Must be Fully Funded under the Canada Health Act - Six key reasons why private abortion clinics deserve full funding.

#3 - Clinic Funding - Overview of Political Situation - Explains the history and politics behind the funding of private abortion clinics. 

#4 - Abortion and Reciprocal Billing - Abortion is now fully covered if you are in a different province than your residence. The policy only changed in 2015, and this paper explains the history.

#5 - The Canadian Abortion Provider Shortage - Now and Tomorrow - Discusses some of the barriers to ensuring enough doctors are trained to provide abortions.

#6 - Training of Abortion Providers / Medical Students for Choice - Future physicians do not receive comprehensive training in abortion care, either in the classroom or on the wards. Several causes may be to blame.

#7 - Access to Abortion in Rural and Remote Areas - Women and transgender people in rural or remote areas often face increased difficulty when they wish to terminate a pregnancy.

#8 - Problems with Hospital Access to Abortion - Discusses the history of abortion care in hospitals, and barriers to accessing abortion in a hospital.

#9 - Hospitals vs Clinics: Comparisons of Abortion Care - A table that compares hospital abortion care with clinic care. Abortion may be the only "medically required" surgery that is better delivered in clinics than in hospitals, generally speaking.


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