New Brunswick Medical Society calls for support of Clinic 554

The New Brunswick Medical Society fully supports the efforts of the obstetrics and gynaecology staff in Fredericton who are urging the provincial government to fund out-of-hospital surgical abortions. New Brunswick is the only province that doesn’t fund this necessary service outside of hospitals, forcing many women to pay out of pocket for the service or travel long distances to receive care. Physicians, patients, and Horizon Health Network have all acknowledged the need to make this service more accessible to patients. Clinic 554 provides a safe environment for abortions and reproductive care; it is a health resource for LGBTQ patients across New Brunswick, and it serves as a family practice for thousands of patients. It is a valuable part of our health system and must be maintained.

Dr. Chris Goodyear, president, New Brunswick Medical Society