CBC NEWS – November 8, 2011 – The P.E.I. Reproductive Rights Organization, a newly formed abortion rights group, is asking the provincial government to provide more information for P.E.I. women who want to obtain an abortion.
Many women, such as co-founder Kandace Hagen, have had to travel as far as Halifax in order to have access to the procedure and have had to pay as much as $1,000. This is mainly due to the fact that P.E.I. is the only province in Canada where legal abortions are not performed. Women find themselves having to travel to Halifax or Fredericton in order to have access to the procedure.
The group calls for the provincial government to provide more information to women as well as cover all the associated costs. The first rally takes place on November 19th in front of P.E.I.’s Province House.