Abortion in Canada: Good legal principles, bad political faith

How many others continued with an unwanted pregnancy? It took another decade and two years of reduced federal-provincial health transfers before the province started covering clinic abortions for anyone with a valid MCP card. Before that, women would arrive at the St. Johns Morgentaler Clinic with income tax cheques, with their student loans, with whatever money they could come up with. Significant as these improvements are, we havent earned a gold star yet. Abortion services: An unfinished business Only one clinic and one hospital offer abortions in Newfoundland and Labrador. Both are located in St. Johns. The Athena (formerly Morgentaler) Clinic , which provides around 800 of the thousand or so abortions performed annually in Newfoundland, estimates that roughly two-thirds of their clients live on the Avalon. The remainder travel from other parts of the province. Such women can apply for financial assistance through the provinces Medical Transportation Assistance Program (MTAP). However, not all expenses are covered (there is a $400 deductible if you live on the Island, for example), and claims require documentation of the medical service provided. They also require a doctors referral, even though the Athena Clinic does not.

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Tanzania: Medical Specialists Visit Regions

William D. Beydler looks on. Cicerois service dog, Soldat, lays down on the stage. Haley Veterans’ Hospital, encouraging the wounded. The 43-year-old, now living in Weeki Wachee, is uniquely qualified. He has prosthetic devices where his right arm and right leg used to be, a story to tell about that, a son still in the service and an enduring spirit that pushes him to sky dive and shoot and live life to the fullest. Tuesday, shortly after picking up an award from the Canadian military for saving the life of one of its soldiers, Cicero shared the advice he gives to the men and woman in hospital beds who wonder if they will ever be active again. “It’s a matter of wanting to,” says Cicero, whose job was teaching soldiers how to spot and disarm improvised explosive devices (IEDs). “You have to want to, to succeed.” Cicero’s life lessons began early. “My father taught me how to shoot with both hands when I was young,” says Cicero, who would later follow his father, an officer with the Suffield, Conn., police department, into his own career in law enforcement. But first he did a stint in the Army as an intelligence analyst and communications sergeant who worked with special operations forces. When his father, also named Richard, injured himself on duty while slipping on the ice, Cicero left the Army and took a job with a police department in Hamden, Conn., It was there Cicero says he was first introduced to working with police dogs, including the first dual purpose dog working with explosives. That led to a job with the Virginia State Police as a K-9 officer, where he worked from 2003 to 2007, until his right knee was injured by a dog that ran into him.

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Canadian military honors Richard Cicero for saving soldier’s life

The project is being implemented in two phases, said NHIF Director of Marketing and Research Development, Mr Raphael Mwamoto, listed regions to be covered as Lindi, Kigoma, Katavi, Rukwa, Coast, Tabora and Mara. He told a news conference in Dar es Salaam that so far the project has been implemented in Lindi, Katavi, Kigoma and Rukwa in the first phase. “We have so far given the service to 3,698 patients out of whom 98 underwent specialist surgical treatment. Some 115.95m/- was spent on the project, ” he said. Mr Mwamoto said Coast, Tabora and Mara regions would follow soon, adding that the service is for all — members of NHIF and non-members. “We hire specialists from various hospitals and meet all their costs during their stay in the camps, the target here is to reach out to patients who may have not been able to find specialist services for various reasons including poverty,” he said. He said in implementation of the project NHIF has to buy some tools and equipment for doctors. The specialists will leave the tools and equipment in the regions on completion of their assignment. “We have so far registered significant success in implementation of the project and have been able to save lives. The project is ongoing and will be implemented in such a way that regions with more needs can be visited more than once,” he said. Mr Mwamoto added that for NHIF and Community Health Fund (CHF) members will get the service using their cards while non-members will have to pay for the services.

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