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In light of the nearly complete prohibition on abortion, Manitoba may decide to cancel its contract with Sanford Health and permit residents of North Dakota to access abortion services



Bismarck, North Dakota – Due to North Dakota’s newly passed anti-abortion regulations, the Manitoba Health Coalition in Canada is urging the province to cancel its contract with Sanford Health’s facility in Fargo.

According to the coalition, Manitoba should no longer consider North Dakota a safe space for Canadian residents to receive care, and jurisdictions that choose to attack and limit rights “should not receive contracts from the provincial government,”, according to a statement.

In response to the ruling, the Manitoba government is also granting access to abortion services within the province to both citizens and non-residents, however, these services must be paid for out-of-pocket or through private insurance.

“Gender-affirming care and abortion are health care services, not politics,” said Thomas Linner, Manitoba Health Coalition Provincial Director. “Everyone deserves to live with dignity, and to access the medical care they need without being subject to fear, hatred and discrimination.”