Abortion pill to be free for Ontario women

Reproductive rights advocates are welcoming the Ontario government's plan to make an abortion pill free for all women in the province.

The pill (Mifegymiso) -- known as RU-486 -- became available to the Canadian public in January and costs 300 to 450 dollars.

It's been approved by Health Canada as a non-surgical option for abortion up to seven weeks.

The Ontario health minister's office says women with a prescription will be able to get it for free at a pharmacy.