Yasir Naqvi Attorney General said that “Every woman in Ontario has the right to make decisions about her own heath care – and they deserve to do so freely, and without fear. That’s why our government is taking steps to introduce a bill that would help give women and their health care providers safe and reliable access to women’s health care facilities.”
Ontario is taking steps to help protect women who are seeking reproductive health care.
In fall 2017, the province plans to introduce a bill that would, if passed, create “safe access zones” at specified health care facilities that offer women’s reproductive services. The zones would help ensure the safety and privacy of women, visitors and health care workers travelling to and from these facilities.
Over the coming months, Ontario will consult with health care, legal and advocacy groups to develop details of the new law.