Dr. Morgentaler has devoted his life to the fight for reproductive freedom for Canadian women. He is still working to ensure that all women in this country have free access to abortion services under Medicare.
In Ontario, as well as British Columbia, Alberta, Newfoundland, Québec and Manitoba, clinic abortions are now fully funded for patients with valid provincial health insurance.
However, in New Brunswick women are obliged to pay for abortions performed in clinics. This is due to discriminatory provincial policies, which are violating the provisions of the Canada Health Act. Dr. Morgentaler has taken legal action to right these wrongs.
He also continues to lobby for access to abortion in Prince Edward Island, where women with unwanted pregnancies are forced to seek out-of-province care.
You can help secure freedom of choice for all women in Canada by donating to the Morgentaler Defense Fund, which was established to assist with the costs of legal actions required to improve access to abortion across the country.
Please make your cheque payable to:
The Morgentaler Defense Fund
33 Hazelton Ave # 101
Whether we like it or not, “the right to choose” remains a controversial issue. We need your help in standing up for women, reproductive rights and access to safe, legal abortion. Please get involved by volunteering, writing letters and/or supporting organizations dedicated to preserving choice for us all.
To find out about volunteering opportunities in your area, contact the Canadian Federation for Sexual Health (formerly Planned Parenthood Federation of Canada).