Province of Ontario Makes Abortion Pill Available

Ontario is giving women more choice over their reproductive health by making Mifegymiso, a safe and effective medical alternative to surgical abortion, available at no cost.

Indira Naidoo-Harris, Minister of the Status of Women,  made the announcement on behalf of Health Minister Dr. Eric Hoskins, at Women’s Health in Women’s Hands Community Health Centre in Toronto. “We continue to make important progress helping women across Ontario gain access to the health care they need,” Naidoo-Harris said. As of August 10, 2017, women with a valid health card and prescription from their doctor or nurse practitioner will be able to get the drug for free at participating pharmacies across the province.

Mifegymiso is taken to medically terminate an early pregnancy. It is a safe, effective and non-invasive alternative to a surgical abortion that women can administer themselves.