NB Petition not to fund abortion at the Mortgentaler Clinic in Fredericton, NB by Medicare

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Fredericton, NB, As of 5:00 p.m. March 20, 2014, a counter petition against funding is leading against the St. Thomas University Student Petition to fund abortion at a private clinic through medicare. The student petition sought to have Provincial Medicare change their policy in disalowing payment to a private abortion clinic for the procedure.  The policy has been in place for over two decades.  The students thought to pressure the Provincial Tory Government of New Brunswick in providing payment for abortion procedures through the universal medicare insurance program at a private abortion clinic which was founded by Canada's infamous abortionist, the late Dr. Henry Morgentaler.  Dr. Morgentaler had a pending legal case against the Province and is in limbo since his death.

The City has two universities and has a large number of university students from St. Thomas University and the Univsersity of New Brunswick.  Student population is around 6000 from both campuses.  St. Thomas University also is historically a Roman Catholic Institution, founded in 1910 by Most Reverend Thomas F. Barry, Bishop of Chatham according to the University's website.

Currently the Provincial Medicare only pays for abortions at hospitals in the Province with certain conditions and has refused to provide payment to private clinics for the procedure.    

The petitions current percentages are 64% to 35% against funding.

NB Right to Life launched a counter petition March 15 against the student petition.  Since this time it has received more than 2000 more signatures against the St. Thomas Student's petition.  

NB Right To Life Petition is here: http://citizengo.org/en/signit/5514/view

For the record NBfreepress has provided a minute by minute log:

as of March 17, 2014

6:43PM NB Counter petition: 2105 - STU Petition 2266

6:45PM NB Counter petition: 2115 - STU Petition 2266

6:56PM NB Counter petition: 2130 - STU Petition 2267

7:00PM NB Counter petition: 2136 - STU Petition 2267

7:10PM NB Counter petition: 2156 - STU Petition 2268

7:15PM NB Counter petition: 2165 - STU Petition 2270

7:30PM NB Counter petition: 2197 - STU Petition 2273

8:00PM NB Counter petition: 2254 - STU Petition 2282

8:09PM NB Counter petition: 2288 - STU Petition 2282

8:20PM NB Counter petition: 2329 - STU Petition 2285

8:30PM NB Counter petition: 2359 - STU Petition 2287

9:00PM NB Counter petition: 2417 - STU Petition 2287

9:35PM NB Counter petition: 2474 - STU Petition 2295

10:09PM NB Counter petition: 2545 - STU Petition 2305

10:30PM NB Counter petition: 2579 - STU Petition 2308

11:00PM NB Counter petition: 2623-site brought down - STU Petition 2308

11:32PM NB Counter petition: 2683 - STU Petition 2321

12:00AM NB Counter petition: 2721 - STU Petition 2324

12:30AM NB Counter petition: 2771 - STU Petition 2325

March 18, 2014

7:06AM NB Counter petition: 2921 - STU Petition 2326

8:00AM NB Counter petition: 2947 - STU Petition 2331

2:56PM NB Counter petition: 3382 - STU Petition 2357

March 19, 2014

7:53AM NB Counter petition: 3864 - STU Petition 2383

10:00AM NB Counter petition: 3923 61% - STU Petition 2386 37%

1:00PM NB Counter petition: 4001  - STU Petition 2393

March 20, 2014

12:15PM NB Counter petition: 4442  - STU Petition 2444

5:05PM   NB Counter petition: 4539  - STU Petition 2452

7:13PM NB Counter petition: 4575  - STU Petition 2455

March 21, 2014

7:40AM NB Counter petition: 4703  - STU Petition 2486

6:20PM NB Counter petition: 4824  - STU Petition 2542

March 22, 2014

4:30PM NB Counter petition: 4945  - STU Petition 2571

March 23. 2014

2:00PM NB Counter petition: 5013  -STU Petition 2590

March 24, 2014

12:50PM NB Counter petition: 5115  -STU Petition 2687

March 25, 2014

10:44 PM NB Counter petition: 5446  -STU Petition 2949

March 27, 2014

7:13AM NB Counter petition: 5655  -STU Petition 3122

5:23PM NB Counter petition: 5712  -STU Petition 3157

 

 
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