Island Morning | Jan 29, 2013 | 4:52
Abortion Rights on PEI - Marc Babin - Part 1
It was 25 years ago today that the Supreme Court of Canada overturned the criminal abortion law. Dr. Henry Morgentaler and his supporters had spent decades arguing for abortion rights for Canadian women. Twenty-five years later, Prince Edward Island remains the only place where women must travel out of province to obtain an abortion -- either at the Morgentaler Clinic in Fredericton -- or at the QE 2 in Halifax. The provincial government will only pay for hospital abortions, with a doctor's referral. Our Radio-Canada colleague Marc Babin has been working on a story about the state of abortion on PEI, 25 years after the historic court ruling. Marc interviewed an Island woman who has had TWO abortions... including one here on PEI. Here is part one of Marc's conversation with a woman we'll call Justine.