Make Birth Control Free (M-65)

Make Birth Control Free

Mr. Speaker, September 26, World Contraception Day, provides a timely opportunity to talk about the importance of and access to contraception for people around the world. In Canada there are some who struggle to gain access to necessary reproductive health care. Those most marginalized include youth, immigrants, and those of low socio-economic status.

I believe that reproductive health care, and specifically safe and effective contraceptives, should be made available and accessible to all. I have put forward a motion, M-65, which calls on the government to work with the provinces to provide free access to prescribed birth control. Contraception is a basic, lifesaving health care need for women, transgender people, and other persons.

Access to contraception supports the right to make healthy reproductive choices. I encourage all members of the House to support M-65 to ensure that women across Canada have access to the reproductive health services they need.

Download and print the petition for signatures at:

http://irenemathyssen.ndp.ca/sites/default/files/multisite/87989/field_content_files/petition_-_free_prescription_birth_control.pdf

Or sign online at: http://ndp.ca/birth-control