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NDP CALLING ON GOVERNMENT TO COVER COST OF PRESCRIPTION CONTRACEPTION


As part of Sexual Health Week (February 12-16), Nova Scotia’s New Democrats are renewing their call for the Houston government to cover the cost of prescription contraception. 

 

The party says that Atlantic Canada has some of the lowest levels of access to prescription medications in the country.

 

“People’s budgets are getting tighter, and cost shouldn’t be the reason those who want or need contraceptives have to go without,” said NDP Health and Wellness critic, MLA Susan Leblanc. “Reproductive health care is health care, and the cost of prescriptions is a serious barrier for many people. Women, trans and non-binary people, people with lower incomes and young people face too many barriers to reproductive care. Giving them a break on the cost of contraceptives would help a lot of people, today.”

  

 The NSNDP tabled legislation in November 2021 that would ensure anyone without coverage would be able to get birth control for free under the provincial MSI plan.

 

 

 


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