Morgentaler clinic in Fredericton to close

Last week, the Fredericton Morgentaler clinic announced that it would be closing its doors in July due to a lack of funding from the New Brunswick government.

New Brunswick is the only province in Canada with a private abortion clinic that isn't funded by medicare. The Morgentaler clinic is the only private abortion facility in New Brunswick and the only one east of Montreal.

An online petition has been created to put pressure on the provincial government to better address women's reproductive rights.