Abortion in Canada is technically legal at all stages of pregnancy (regardless of the reason) and is publicly funded as a medical procedure under the combined effects of the federal Canada Health Act and provincial health-care systems.
Is an abortion free in Canada?
Inducing an abortion was a crime in Canada until 1988, when the Supreme Court of Canada struck down the law as unconstitutional. Since then, abortion has been legal at any stage in a woman’s pregnancy. Abortion is publicly funded as a medical procedure under the Canada Health Act.
Are abortions covered by insurance in Canada?
OHIP covers the cost of: surgical abortions that take place in a hospital or clinic. Mifegymiso (a pill that induces an abortion in early pregnancy), if you have a prescription from your doctor.
Are abortions covered?
Access to comprehensive health care, which includes abortion coverage, is critical to every person’s health and well-being. Abortions are legal in California. 1 Both Medi-Cal and private health insurance plans are required to cover all abortions.
How many weeks can you get an abortion in Canada?
No providers in Canada offer abortion care beyond 23 weeks and 6 days. When they are beyond 23 weeks and 6 days, many Canadians end up having to travel to the United States to access services with little guidance or support from their governments.
How expensive are abortions in Canada?
If you are new to BC and don’t have medical coverage, the cost for an early abortion is about $450 to $600. If you can’t afford it, you can talk to one of the clinics or contact the Pregnancy Options Line at 1‑888-875-3163 (or 604-875-3163 in the Lower Mainland).
Where can you get an abortion in Canada?
Abortions can be done in birth control clinics, hospitals or free standing abortion clinics. Abortion is legal in Canada and is regulated in the same way as all other medical procedures.