Abortion in Canada

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In Canada, there are no legal limits on abortions.

Abortion in Canada is not restricted by law, so that a woman can get an abortion any time she wants to, without any legal restrictions. While some non-legal restrictions do exist, Canada is one of the few nations to allow legally unrestricted abortions. [1][2]

Early in Canada's history, abortions were illegal, as of 1869. The Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1968-69, passed on May 14, 1969, was a partial easing of Canada's laws, provided for a legal abortion when three doctors decided a woman was in danger. A Supreme Court case (Morgentaler et al. v. Her Majesty The Queen, [1988] 1 S.C.R. 30 at 37), allowed for the unlimited access to abortions. In a Gallup Canada poll, 54% of Canadians thought abortion was "morally acceptable".

In 2005, 97,254 abortions occurred in Canada.[3]

References

  1. http://www.prochoiceactionnetwork-canada.org/articles/canada.shtml
  2. http://www.abortionlaws.ca
  3. http://www23.statcan.gc.ca/imdb-bmdi/pub/document/3209_D4_T2_V6-eng.pdf