TORONTO, Feb 24 ( – Yvette Sherman, 56, who had emergency cancer treatment in France during a trip there last July has been told by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) that her treatments were “elective” and therefore not covered. Sherman was diagnosed by a French doctor with cancer of the cervix and urged to undergo immediate treatment, reported the Toronto Star.  After calling OHIP and being told to proceed if it was an emergency, Sherman received radiation treatment and a hysterectomy.

Despite this apparent claim that OHIP does not cover elective treatment, it does in fact maintain an aggressive commitment to fund abortion which is almost without exception an elective procedure.