Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation Canada on the creation of 50-metre “safe zones” outside abortion clinics, pharmacies providing medical abortion medication, and abortion providers’ homes in Ontario: We applaud the passage of the Protecting a Woman’s Right to Access Abortion Services Act (Bill 163) to help ensure patients and their…

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Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation Canada on the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) recommendation on Mifegymiso: We are pleased that CADTH has recommended that mifepristone and misoprostol be reimbursed for medical abortion care. CADTH’s recommendation will help make medical abortion care more widely accessible…

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  Statement by Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) and the National Abortion Federation Canada, on the Premier’s announcement about abortion access in PEI: We applaud the Premier’s announcement today to respect Charter Rights and make safe, legal abortion care available on PEI. Women should not have to travel out…

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Today marks the 28th anniversary of the R v. Morgentaler decision, which decriminalized abortion in Canada. This landmark decision has undoubtedly protected the health and saved the lives of countless women and changed the legal landscape in Canada. Before Jan. 28, 1988, abortion was permitted only in very limited circumstances. Hospitals with Therapeutic Abortion Committees…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, July 29, 2015 CONTACT: Alissa Manzoeillo 202.667.5881, ext 219; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) amanzoeillo@prochoice.org   Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) and NAF Canada: The approval of mifepristone is great news for women in Canada. Mifepristone has been safely and effectively used by millions of…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, June 2, 2015 CONTACT: Alissa Manzoeillo 202.667.5881, ext 219; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) amanzoeillo@prochoice.org   Statement of Dawn Fowler, Canadian Director, National Abortion Federation: Today, the Government of Prince Edward Island announced a new arrangement, which will enable Island women to access abortion care in Moncton and have the procedure covered by…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, November 26, 2014 CONTACT: Alissa Manzoeillo 202.667.5881; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) amanzoeillo@prochoice.org Positive Development in New Brunswick, but Further Steps Needed Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of NAF Canada: Today’s announcement by Premiere Gallant is an important step to ensuring that women in New Brunswick can access the abortion care…

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Today, the Vancouver Sun published my op-ed in honor of the 25th anniversary of the historic R v. Morgentaler decision, which struck down Canada’s abortion law as unconstitutional and decriminalized abortion.   Today marks the 25th anniversary of R v. Morgentaler, the Supreme Court decision that decriminalized abortion in Canada. This landmark decision has undoubtedly…

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This week, we held a press conference in Ottawa with other leading Canadian women’s and reproductive rights organizations to address family planning and abortion care in the G8 maternal and child health initiative. Following the press conference, we delivered letters signed by more than 100 international organizations and government officials from the G8 and other…

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Today, I issued the following statement: Last week, Prime Minister Harper announced that he plans to make maternal health in the developing world a priority when he hosts the G8 summit in June. If the Prime Minister is truly serious about improving women’s health internationally, his initiatives must address the comprehensive maternal and reproductive health…

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