National women's rights group backing P.E.I. abortion case
PEI Right to Life Association says there's no constitutional right to abortion in Canada
The local group is planning to sue the P.E.I. government over the lack of access to abortion on the Island.
'Travel for medical is inevitable'
The PEI Right to Life Association, however, reiterated its position that there's no constitutional right to abortion in Canada.
"It is within provincial jurisdiction and in line with the Canada Health Act to determine which services are funded publicly and by what means," president Holly Pierlot said in a written statement.
"In such a small province, travel for medical treatment is inevitable. But additionally, the province is required to fund only medically necessary services, and abortion is rarely that.
"In fact, pro-choicers call it a 'choice', and the government is not required to fund merely elective procedures either."