More than one month after the abortion pill was made available for free to Quebec residents, supply shortages and a battle over compensation mean it’s still hard to track down the pill in the Outaouais.

The Quebec government announced late last year that the pill, designed to terminate a pregnancy under nine weeks, would be available for free starting Dec. 15.

However, some doctors are choosing not to prescribe the pill, also known as Mifegymiso or RU-486, because there has been no compensation agreement between the provincial government and the Fédération des médecins omnipraticiens du Québec (FMOQ), the blanket agency for general practitioners.

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