Abortion History and Law

#60 – History of Abortion in Canada – From 1869 to now, including a timeline of key events.

#61 – Canadian Abortion Regulation – Abortion in Canada is regulated by a patchwork of laws, policies, guidelines, and codes. We just don’t have any criminal laws restricting abortion.

#62 – Dr. Henry Morgentaler – Goes to separate ARCC website, with biography and historical information on Dr. Morgentaler and his heroic career at legalizing and normalizing abortion care.

#63 – Fetal Rights in Canada – Fetuses have no rights in Canada. They are not defined as persons under the Criminal Code and are not protected by the Charter. Fetal rights would infringe the Charter rights of women and transgender people.

#64 – Why Abortion Needs No Legal Restrictions – Canada’s experience with no abortion law is proof that such laws are unnecessary. Abortion care can be ethically and effectively managed as part of standard healthcare practice, without being controlled by any civil or criminal law. Our success is a role model to the world.

#65 – Abortion Is a Charter Right – Demonstrates how and why abortion is a Charter right in Canada, and places abortion within the frameworks of women’s rights and international law.