WINNIPEG – An abortion pill for women who are no more than seven weeks pregnant – is now available at the Health Sciences Centre.
The pill is still new to Canada, having just been approved in 2015. It’s still not covered by any drug plans.
But the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority confirms you can now get a prescription at the HSC Women’s Hospital …at a cost of 350 dollars.
One practitioner – who is not being identified – is allowed to administer the drug for women to take at home.
Anyone who gets the drug has to meet certain criteria and undergo screening.
It’s been in roughly 60 other countries, including the US, for years.