As reported by the media on May 4, New Brunswick Attorney General James Lockyer has closed the loopholes by adding regulations to make the current policy more enforceable.  The province has indicated that it does not intend to pay for either past or future abortions in Morgentaler clinics.

While pleased about this development, a leading pro-lifer in the province, George Gilmore, N.B. provincial Right to Life president, notes that it does nothing to change the current situation in the province, where a number of hospitals still perform abortions for social reasons, under the guise of medical necessity.