Ontario NDP wants to expand OHIP to cover prescription contraception to "remove cost barriers that limit people's ability to choose their reproductive health and family planning."
“This is a truly non-partisan and common-sense way to ensure that everyone who needs it has full access to reproductive planning and choices.” said Marit Stiles. NDP leader.
The Party tabled the motion for International Women’s Day and will be debated at Queen’s Park next week.
“Health care is a human right, and lowering the barriers to accessing prescription birth control is a critical component of health for many people," said MPP and health critic France Gélinas (Nickel Belt).
"Ensuring that contraception is accessible and available is a vital part of lowering the barriers to access for people across the province," adds MPP Jill Andrew (Toronto – St. Paul’s) and critic for Women's Social and Economic Opportunity. "It’s important for us to empower ciswomen, transgender, and non-binary people to have agency over their reproductive health, and that starts with ensuring that choice is accessible to all."