nucklehead Posted July 30, 2015 Share Posted July 30, 2015 http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/ru-486-abortion-pill-approved-by-health-canada-1.3173515 A quarter century after women in France were first given access to it, the abortion drug known as RU-486 is finally going to be available in Canada. Health Canada confirmed late Wednesday that it had approved the drug for use here, 2½ years after the manufacturer's application was submitted. Women will need to obtain a prescription from a doctor to purchase the drug. The application has been before Health Canada since December 2012, so it is long overdue that they approve this very safe and effective method of early abortion care that millions of women around the world have been able to access since 1988," said Vicki Saporta, president and CEO of the National Abortion Federation and its Canadian offshoot, NAF Canada. "No one can claim that they fast-tracked the approval process and didn't very thoroughly and completely review the application." NAF Canada represents the health-care professionals who provide most of the abortion care in this country. The group spearheaded efforts to bring the drug to Canada...Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose had little to say Wednesday night about her department's decision. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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