The family of the late Dr. Henry Morganthaler has decided to drop the 12 year old lawsuit against the provincial government over publicly funding abortions performed at the private clinic. That word coming from the manager of the Morganthaler clinic in Fredericton, Simone Liebovitch.
The lawsuit claimed the provincial government was in violation of a 1988 ruling by the Supreme Court.
Both the Premier and Health Minister Ted Flemming have refused comment on the issue while it was still before the courts.
Provincial NDP leader Dominic Cardy has accused both the Alward Government and the Opposition Liberals of trying to avoid the issue and hiding behind the fact the lawsuit was still before the courts.