Reality check: A close look at accessing abortion services in Canadian hospitals

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Canadians for Choice (CFC) released Canada's most current report on the accessibility of abortion services in Canadian hospitals.

Some of the key findings of Reality Check: A Close Look at Accessing Abortion Services in Canadian include:

•  Since 2003, the percentage of hospitals with accessible abortion services has decreased from 17.8% to 15.9%; this means that abortion services are only accessible at 1 in every 6 hospitals.

•  3 out of 4 times, our researcher spoke with hospital staff members who were ignorant about the issue of abortion and the services their hospital provided abortion. 75% of staff members react to inquiries about abortion with disbelief, confusion or a complete lack of knowledge.

•  Hospital abortion services are poorly dispersed across Canada, the majority of which are located in urban areas, within 150 kilometres of the American border.

Read the report: Reality check: A close look at accessing abortion services in Canadian hospitals (PDF 2671.64KB/72p.)