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

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7 June 2019 - 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."

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