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Understanding the Abortion Laws in Canada

Understanding the Abortion Laws in Canada

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Understanding the Abortion Laws in CanadaUntil the late 1960s, abortion was prohibited in Canada and it was considered to be a criminal offense. As a result, a woman was not ab

Until the late 1960s, abortion
was prohibited in Canada and was considered to be a criminal offense. As a
result, a woman was not able to obtain an abortion in Canada. However, the
Canadian Supreme Court overturned the legislation that outlawed abortion.

Currently, Canada maintains
very few abortion laws regulating the acquisition of abortions. As a result, a
woman is now able to obtain an abortion in Canada. Each province is responsible
for establishing regulations regarding abortion funding. Abortions are widely
funded through Medicare, though each province must determine how much it will
fund abortions.

These relatively nonrestrictive
abortion laws have caused extensive debate in Canada. Many individuals believe
that Canada should create more restrictive abortion laws and regulations. In
recent years, doctors who perform this procedure have been targeted by pro-life
advocates in sometimes violent attacks.
 

Constitutional law contains
additional information regarding abortion and associated regulations. 
le to obtain an abortion in Canada. However, the Canadian Supreme Court overturned the legislation that outlawed abortion. Currently, Canada maintains very few abortion laws regulating the acquisition of abortions. As a result, a woman is now able to obtain an abortion in Canada. Each province is responsible for establishing regulations regarding abortion funding. Abortions are widely funded through Medicare, though each province must determine how much it will fund abortions. These relatively nonrestrictive abortion laws have caused extensive debate in Canada. Many individuals believe that Canada should create more restrictive abortion laws and regulations. In recent years, doctors who perform this procedure have been targeted by pro-life advocates, in sometimes violent attacks.
 

Constitutional law contains additional information regarding abortion and associated regulations.

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