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Campaign Life Coalition Calls for Provincial Governments to Repeal Taxpayer-Funding for Deadly Abortion Pill

Toronto, August 3, 2017 – Today, the Ontario government announced it would fund the dangerous and medically unnecessary abortion pill combination called mifegymiso (Ru-486). Minister of the Status of Women and Minister Responsible for Early Years and Child Care, Indira Naidoo-Harris, stated that as of August 10th this controversial pill combination will be accessible “for free” to all Ontario women with a valid health card and doctor’s prescription. New Brunswick was the first province to pay for chemical abortions and Quebec, Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan have also decided to fund it. Prince Edward Island is currently considering the option.

 

Campaign Life Coalition calls on all provincial governments funding mifegymiso to stop pouring taxpayer’s money into an abortion method that has shown to have killed and endangered multiple women, is conscientiously opposed by thousands of taxpayers, and kills pre-born children.

 

Jim Hughes, National President of Campaign Life Coalition, says, “It’s shameful that our country would force its taxpayers, despite their convictions, to pay for chemicals that kill what is scientifically proven to be living human beings.”

 

“Not only will the pills themselves cost taxpayers $300-$500 each, but additional costs will include the initial doctor’s visit to receive the prescription, the doctor’s checkups after the pills have been taken, the additional surgical abortion of 1 in 20 women whose chemical abortions failed (predicted by Health Canada), the remuneration for women who’ve died as a result of the pills, and the countless treatment of potential side effects,” said Marie-Claire Bissonnette, Youth Coordinator at Campaign Life Coalition. “These costs are being added to provinces who already cover surgical abortions and that are already billions of dollars in debt. And all these debts will be loaded onto demographically declining future generations who are lucky enough not to have been aborted.”

 

About Campaign Life Coalition
Campaign Life Coalition is a national, non-profit organization involved in political action and advocacy for legal and cultural change in Canada with respect to protecting human life and the family. It is non-partisan and encourages voting based on principles, not party. For more information visit www.campaignlifecoalition.com.

 

Media Contacts:

Johanne Brownrigg, spokesperson, Campaign Life Coalition 613-857-0236

Marie-Claire Bissonnette, spokesperson, Campaign Life Coalition 905-818-8924