‘A swell of interest’: Texas abortion ban triggers surge in search traffic seeking access

Legislation in Texas that bans nearly all abortions — many before a pregnant person even realizes they are pregnant — has triggered a surge in traffic to websites advising how … Read More

Texas ban on virtually all abortions takes effect as U.S. Supreme Court stays silent

A Texas ban on abortions after six weeks of pregnancy took effect early Wednesday morning after the U.S. Supreme Court did not act on an emergency request by abortion rights … Read More

What is ‘conscientious objection’? Here’s why major parties are talking about it

As the campaign for the 2021 federal election continues, one controversial topic looks to be coming right to the forefront — whether health-care professionals are obligated to provide care for … Read More

Fewer Canadian women appear to be travelling to U.S. for abortions during COVID-19

The number of Canadian women going south of the border to receive medically necessary abortions has dropped during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to data from the Ontario government and a … Read More

U.S. Supreme Court agrees to weigh case that could roll back abortion rights

The Supreme Court agreed Monday to a showdown over abortion in a case that could dramatically alter nearly 50 years of rulings on abortion rights. With three justices appointed by … Read More

Religion a source of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, according to USask researcher

COVID-19 vaccines can end the pandemic but they’re also causing a crisis of faith. “I have to read about vaccines every day because it’s the number one question that we … Read More

Canada cuts health transfer in response to New Brunswick’s position on abortion outside hospitals

The federal government has reduced the Canada Health Transfer to New Brunswick by approximately $140,000, saying the province has failed in its obligation to fund out-of-hospital abortions. It’s only the … Read More

Civil rights group sues New Brunswick over access to abortion

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association has filed a lawsuit against the province of New Brunswick contesting restricted abortion access in the province. The organization had announced its intent to file … Read More

New Brunswick PC majority removes thrust of opposition’s abortion motion, reference to Clinic 554

New Brunswick’s PC government removed the thrust of an opposition motion calling on the province to fund surgical abortions outside of the province’s hospitals on Thursday. A non-binding motion from … Read More

Civil liberties group launches legal action against N.B. for greater abortion access

FREDERICTON – A national civil liberties group has filed legal notice in the first stage of a suit against the New Brunswick government for lack of access to abortion. The … Read More

Civil rights group prepares lawsuit on ‘discriminatory’ N.B. abortion law

FREDERICTON – A civil rights group is threatening New Brunswick’s government with a lawsuit to force the province to repeal its abortion-related legislation and to make the procedure more widely … Read More

36 Canadian senators call for New Brunswick to ensure access to abortion

On Tuesday, 36 senators from across Canada signed a call for access to reproductive rights in New Brunswick after Premier Blaine Higgs said funding Clinic 554 would be a “slippery … Read More

Fredericton councillors reconsidering opening meetings with poem after poet laureate reads abortion verse

Fredericton city council is considering ending the custom of opening public meetings with a poem after the city’s poet laureate read lyrical verses about abortion during a meeting Monday night. … Read More

Security removes tents from protesters during vigil for Clinic 554 at N.B. legislature

In a protest and vigil for Clinic 554 and abortion rights in New Brunswick, two tents set up by protesters were removed by a legislature security official who, a law … Read More

Letter sent to N.B. health minister calls for support of Clinic 554

Calls to prevent the closure of Clinic 554 are growing in New Brunswick as a letter was sent to the health minister Thursday morning. The Dalhousie chief of Obstetrics and … Read More

PC Leader Blaine Higgs offers shifting answers on abortion funding in New Brunswick

The New Brunswick election campaign continued on Friday with PC Leader Blaine Higgs shifting goalposts when pressed by reporters on what it would take for him to fund abortions in … Read More

Coronavirus: Lack of women’s care could see nearly 1M unplanned pregnancies globally

Millions of women and girls globally have lost access to contraceptives and abortion services because of the coronavirus pandemic. Now the first widespread measure of the toll says India, with … Read More

Clinic 554 looking into class-action lawsuit over abortion access in New Brunswick

A class-action lawsuit could be brought against the New Brunswick government for allegedly limiting abortion access in the province. Dr. Adrian Edgar is the current owner of Clinic 554, the … Read More

Coronavirus: Feds to spend $8.9M in foreign aid for reproductive health services

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 9, 2020 10:34 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Canada is dedicating $8.9 million … Read More

New Brunswick directing women to receive abortions at hospitals dealing with COVID-19

In the midst of a global pandemic, women in New Brunswick are being instructed to access abortion services at the same hospitals used to treat those who are ill from … Read More