The New Brunswick government has lost a bid to block the Human Rights Commission from investigating the province's abortion policy.
The policy has been a source of controversy for years and is at the centre of an ongoing lawsuit, which was filed by Dr. Henry Morgentaler, Canada's leading abortion activist.
With the Morgentaler lawsuit still in the court system, an unnamed doctor filed a complaint with the Human Rights Commission on two grounds. The doctor argued that, on behalf of women, the provincial government's restrictions on access to abortion are discriminatory.
As well, the doctor argued the restrictions make it difficult for her to help her patients get a full range of medical services.
The provincial government only pays for an abortion performed in hospitals and a woman must have two doctors certify that it's medically necessary.
By cracky, we'll drag New Brunswick -- kicking and SHRIEEEKING -- into the 20th century yet.