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Conservative Values

We will remove 'barriers' to abortion if we win May 4 election: PEI's Liberal Premier

Abortion became a hot button issue last night at the PEI leaders debate leading up to the May 4 election as Premier and Liberal Leader Wade MacLauchlan announced that if his party wins, he will ensure increased access to abortion for island women.

"The real issue is where the barriers are," he said in the debate hosted by CBC at the Harbourfront Theatre in Summerside, stating that abortion is available to women as a legal procedure according to the Canada Health Act.

"We have identified three - what is timely and accessible information about the availability of abortion service. Two is about some of the preliminaries that are in place and some of it warrants some serious investigation and discussion as to how that can be improved, and the third is the cost for the traveling out of province to have the abortion. Those are the issues that the government should be addressing," he said.

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