Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Update on the "Quebec Health Minister Limits Abortions" story

My caution was quite justified.

TL;DR version: a quota of 1008 medical procedures (re: abortions) will be imposed on new doctors and on those who only perform a few abortions a week, not dedicated abortionists.

The Health Minister says this new health law will increase access to abortion, because all family physicians will be able to perform them.

Career abortionists will be able to obtain special dispensations to perform all the abortions they want.

There's a lot of background info I need to tease out to get the big picture, but this is all said and done in the context of a health reform going on in Quebec. There's a lot of technocratic jargon that needs explaining and I will be exploring this issue more in depth.