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Monday, April 14, 2014

Right To Life Claims Province Has Final Say On Abortion Funding

New Brunswick Right to Life disagrees with Provincial NDP leader Dominic Cardy's contention that the provincial government should follow the abortion ruling that came down from the Supreme Court in 1988. 

The Executive-Director of New Brunswick Right to Life Peter Ryan argues constitutionally, health care is provincial jurisdiction so its up to each province to determine if abortion will be publicly funded or not. 

Cardy tells CHSJ News the time has come for both the Alward Government and opposition Liberals to stop skirting this issue.

Ryan also says he's concerned the announcement about the impending closure of the Morganthaler clinic in Fredericton is a ploy for public sympathy to put the pressure on for public funding or attract wealthy benefactors.