Thankfully, the PEI government is resisting pressure to have abortions performed on the Island. Make no mistake, the pressure is intense.
A press conference will held tomorrow by the US-based National Abortion Federation. Their media advisory goes as follows:
On Wednesday, May 28 representatives from the National Abortion Federation, the University of Prince Edward Island and Dr. Robyn MacQuarrie, a gynecologist who is willing to provide abortion care in PEI, will discuss a proposal to bring abortion care to the province. This proposal has been presented to the PEI Medical Advisory Committee; however, it has not been moved forward even though it would promote women’s health and be cost‐positive for the province.
We therefore ask, on what basis is the project proposal for a Termination of Pregnancy Service not being approved?
On what basis is the province of PEI continuing to refuse to provide the women of PEI with access to a medically necessary service that it is their constitutionally protected right to access?
Really? “Medically necessary” and “constitutionally protected right”. Wow. That rhetoric is really getting old. Certainly no one is buying that anymore.
Fortunately, the CBC actually gave airtime to the PEI Right Association.
P.E.I. Right to Life president Holly Pierlot said she’s pleased government is not moving forward with a plan to have abortions performed in the province, but added the status quo isn’t where she wants the province to stay when it comes to abortion.
She wants government to take a stronger stand against the procedure.”We would like the government to base their decision on the science about the long-term impacts of abortion on women, and begin to create policy that reflect real health care, not health care put forward as a euphemism for abortion on demand,” said Pierlot.
We need to hear more about the long term health impacts on women and their families.by