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Abortion pill access, coverage lacking in Canada, advocates say

An upcoming cost-effectiveness review for mifepristone, otherwise known as the abortion pill, could lead to provincial funding for the medication and widen access to the drug for those seeking it.

But the move would still leave up to one-third of Canadian women without coverage for medical abortion through either the drug formulary or private insurance, says Sandeep Prasad, executive director of Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights.

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