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Political Science
POLI 309
Catherine Ortner

March 18 2013Morgentaler v the Queen 1988 Abortion and the Right to Life Liberty and the Security of the Person Charter section 7IntroductionDo women have a right to an abortion under the Charter philosophical Judith Thompson on abortion and the unwanted violinist theoretical situation in which you wake up attached to a violinist and you must stay attached to them in order to preserve their life asks what one would do and what is the right decision this is analogous to abortion Thompson used this analogy to knock out the abortion argument regarding dependencylegalconstitutional what is the meaning of Charter section 7everyone has the right to life liberty and security of the person and the right not to be deprived thereof except in accordance with the principles of fundamental justicea Background for Charter s 7 procedural versus substantive due process certain outcomes that will be perceived as ththinherently arbitrary in the USA through the 5 and 14 amendments no person shall be deprived of life liberty or property without due process of lawRoe v Wade 1973 the state has an interest in preserving life but a fetus was not considered a life for the purposes of lawLochner v New York 1905 state of New York passes a law that protects and re
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