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Henry Morgentaler, shown in 2008, launched the lawsuit in 2002 aimed at forcing the New Brunswick government to pay for abortions. The case was in limbo after he died in May, 2013, and has now been dropped.
Henry Morgentaler, shown in 2008, launched the lawsuit in 2002 aimed at forcing the New Brunswick government to pay for abortions. The case was in limbo after he died in May, 2013, and has now been dropped.
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Province’s refusal to fund private abortion clinics is a travesty of justice

The New Brunswick government has ‘won’ its legal battle with the late Dr. Henry Morgentaler.

But it is, at best, a Pyrrhic victory. The cost being paid by the women of the province – and beyond – is painfully high.

That Dr. Morgentaler had to sue the province in the first place – to try and force them to pay for abortions at private clinics, as is the norm in all other jurisdictions – is disgraceful.