I would very much love it if a man brought forward a human rights complaint that he is being denied an abortion. I’m pretty sure they’d hear it:
The New Brunswick Human Rights Commission will hold an investigation into the province’s controversial abortion policy. The commission confirmed Tuesday that a complaint was filed recently alleging the province’s Medical Services Payment Act “discriminates on the basis of sex in relation to abortion.”
So. Any takers? I know we have plenty of male readers. Think about it, anyway.
Jennifer adds: This is interesting, because in 2003 Morgentaler closed his Halifax clinic claiming he was doing it because the clinic was “no longer necessary.” “We’re looking at it as a victory for women in Halifax,” said Shayna Hodgson, a spokesperson for the Morgentaler clinic in Toronto. “They can now go get the same level of service that they would’ve received at the Morgentaler clinic and actually have it covered now under medicare. They don’t have to pay out of their own pocket.”
In reality, his clinic in Halifax was probably making less money with women able to go to local hospitals (free of charge) instead. It seems he’s changed tack now for New Brunswick and will just sue to get the government to pay rather than shut the doors of his own business. After all, these are tough economic times.