Abortion Pill Will Soon Be Free

Posted on Friday, August 4, 2017 08:01 AM

The Ontario government is making an abortion pill, intended to terminate an early pregnancy, free to women beginning next Thursday.

Women wanting Mifegymiso will be able to obtain it with a prescription from a pharmacy.

Its been available in Canada since January, but costs between $300-$450.

The Liberals had announced plans in the Spring budget to make the pill free.

Health Minister Eric Hoskins says they are simply safeguarding a women's right to choose by providing them with access to a safe and non-invasive alternative to surgical abortions at no cost.