Nova Scotia launches toll-free phone line for women considering an abortion

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The Canadian Press

HALIFAX — Women considering an abortion in Nova Scotia will soon be able to call a toll-free number to access information, arrange testing and set up an appointment.

The phone line will eliminate the need for a doctor’s referral to obtain the time-sensitive procedure.

The Nova Scotia Health Authority says the phone line will be staffed by a clerk or nurse from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday. Outside of those hours, callers can leave a voicemail and receive a follow-up phone call. . . [Full text]

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  1. The service is likely to alleviate pressure on physicians who object to abortion for reasons of conscience to facilitate the procedure. The initiative demonstrates that it is possible for the state to accommodate both patients seeking services and freedom of conscience for health care workers.

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