Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Abortion lawsuit against N.B. being dropped: Morgentaler Clinic


FREDERICTON -- Dr. Henry Morgentaler's 12-year court battle to force New Brunswick to pay for abortions at clinics may be over as the manager of one of his facilities said Tuesday the case is being dropped.

Simone Leibovitch, manager of the Morgentaler Clinic in Fredericton, said the lawyer handling the lawsuit has been instructed to discontinue it.


Peter Ryan, the executive director of the New Brunswick Right to Life Association, said he believes the announcement that the lawsuit is being dropped is a ploy by the clinic to rally public support and funding for the case.

"I think that's good news as far as we're concerned, but I'm sure it's also strategic on their part, so that has to be considered as to what they are angling here," he said.