FREDERICTON – NDP Leader Dominic Cardy says he is pleased the Liberal government is acting to reduce restrictions on abortion access in New Brunswick and in ensuring that the province’s Telecare service offers impartial advice to women seeking abortions.
“I’m glad the government has decided to ease access to abortion services,” Cardy said. “This is an important step that brings ours province closer to the rest of the country when it comes to women’s rights.”
“The NDP identified these barriers and called for their removal long ago,” Cardy said. “It is good to see action from the government on this issue, and in ensuring that Telecare, a publicly funded service, provides impartial advice.”
Cardy concluded, “While it is disappointing that a women’s health centre in Fredericton, at the site of the former Morgentaler clinic, will not be able to operate, we believe the discussion around the private provision of public healthcare services can and should continue, but this should not detract from praise for Premier Gallant’s decision.”