October 28, 2008


In 2008, a Fredericton-based doctor filed a human rights complaint with the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission. This complaint addressed the barriers to abortion provision in New Brunswick. At the time, the doctor was working in the area of sexual health. She alleged discrimination on the basis of sex by with respect to her provision of sexual health care to her patients who had made the decision to have an abortion. She was motivated to launch the complaint because she felt she could not do her job properly after witnessing the challenges her patients faced when trying to access an abortion.