CPhA statement on abortion access
May 5, 2022
As a health-care association committed to improving access to essential health services, the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) believes strongly in the protection of reproductive rights and access to abortion. While abortion is a safe, common and legal health procedure in Canada, we need to actively uphold this right and continue to work to improve the accessibility of abortion resources and care, which varies significantly across Canada.
Pharmacists are front-line health-care providers with an important role to play in providing accessible care in our communities, including in the area of reproductive health and medical abortion. CPhA has long called for measures to address gaps in care and enhance patient access to abortion services, particularly in rural or remote communities. This includes support for pharmacist dispensing of Mifegymiso and providing equitable, universal access to medical abortion across Canada.
CPhA not only believes in the sexual and reproductive rights of Canadians, but that all Canadians must have reasonable access to contraceptive medications and abortion services.
About the Canadian Pharmacists Association
The Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) is the uniting national voice of pharmacy and the pharmacist profession in Canada. As pharmacists undertake an enhanced role in the delivery of health care services, CPhA ensures that the profession is recognized as a national leader in health care, influencing the policies, programs, budgets and initiatives affecting the profession and the health of Canadians. More information is available at www.pharmacists.ca.