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Petitioning Member of Parliament Calgary Southwest Stephen Harper and 8 others

Approve RU-486 now!

RU-486 or Mifepristone is a safe and effective non-surgical option for terminating early pregnancy up to 9 wks. It is used by women in 60 countries, including the US, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand and has been in use since 1988 .

Even though it usually takes 9 months for pharmaceuticals to go through Health Canada’s approval process, RU-486 has inexplicably been under review since December 2012. Health Canada has said that it will not be ready to announce its results until fall 2015.

Approval of RU-486 would provide greater access to abortion in rural and remote parts of Canada and help protect women's privacy.

RU-486 would also reduce lengthy wait times for surgical abortion in areas of the country where surgical abortion is available.

In many countries where RU-486 is available, approximately 50% of women choose this option.

Health Canada, stop playing politics with women’s health!  Allow access to this established medical treatment.

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This petition was delivered to:
  • Member of Parliament Calgary Southwest
    Stephen Harper
  • Leader, New Democratic Party of Canada / Chef, Nouveau Parti démocratique du Canada
    Tom Mulcair
  • Prime Minister of Canada/Premier ministre du Canada
    Justin Trudeau
  • Leader, Conservative Party of Canada / Chef, Parti Conservateur du Canada
    Stephen Harper
  • Leader, Liberal Party of Canada/Chef, Parti libéral du Canada 
    Leader, Liberal Party of Canada/Chef, Parti libéral du Canada Justin Trudeau
  • Prime Minister of Canada
    Stephen Harper
  • Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada
    Justin Trudeau
  • Leader of the NDP of Canada
    Thomas Mulcair
  • Minister of Health, Canada
    Rona Ambrose

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