The abortion pill will be available to Quebec residents for free by early fall, Quebec Health Minister Gaétan Barrette announced on Thursday.
“The government of Quebec has always been in favour of the right of women to choose, particularly in regards to abortion,” said Barrette.
“The abortion pill is an additional option, among the methods for voluntarily ending a pregnancy, that has certain advantages for women.”
Women who are up to seven weeks pregnant will be able to get the drug, Mifegymiso or RU-486, which is actually a two-medication package, through the province’s health insurance plan, RAMQ. 
Manitoba, Ontario, Alberta and New Brunswick have committed to offer it for free but are still working out how to make the drug available and who can prescribe it. 
Health Canada approved Mifegymiso in 2015, and Canadian doctors were able to start prescribing it on July 1, 2016.  
Barrette said that the Health Ministry decided to offer the drug for free after doing its own analysis to ensure the drug is …