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Wpg Free Press: U of M med students push province to provide abortion pill

March 7, 2019 — 

As the Winnipeg Free Press reports: 

Medical students at the University of Manitoba are pushing for the Pallister government to provide universal access to two-pill abortion drug Mifegymiso.

The group of doctors-in-training, who call themselves Medical Students for Choice, have been campaigning since November. They’ve drummed up about 1,000 letters of support for better access to the abortion pill and say Manitoba and Saskatchewan are the only provinces lagging behind in coverage.

“If there was universal coverage for Mifegymiso, (women) who would normally have to fly down to receive a surgical abortion will now get a medical abortion in the comfort and support network of their own communities,” said U of M student Lucy Karp.

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