Trent Wotherspoon commits to increased access to reproductive health services
November 24, 2017
Today NDP leadership candidate Trent Wotherspoon released a plan to increase access to reproductive health services in all parts of Saskatchewan.
“I stand fully behind a woman's right to choose, and I’m running to lead a pro-choice party,” said Wotherspoon. “Women’s rights are human rights, and given the chance to serve as premier, I would work to make sure that women in urban, rural, and Northern communities can get the sexual and reproductive healthcare they have a right to access.”
Wotherspoon committed to expanding and improving access to reproductive services by:
- Increasing funding to non-profits and community based organizations that provide sexual and reproductive health services,
- Introducing legislation similar to Ontario and British Columbia to create protest-free buffer zones around clinics and hospitals where abortion services are provided so that women can access the reproductive services they are entitled to without harassment,
- Providing complete coverage at no cost to users for all forms of contraception – including IUDs, and emergency contraceptives – and Mifegymiso,
- Creating funding for doctor training programs to increase the availability of Mifegymiso in rural and remote communities, and pushing Health Canada to reduce the restrictions and conditions that make it difficult for women to access.
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