CRIM 2652 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Bertha Wilson, Therapeutic Abortion, Abortion Clinic

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Progression of women in the law: brtha wilson: v. morgentaler (1998, v. lavilee (1990, v. ryan (2013) Is it allowed, given their s. 7 rights provide a minimum amount of reproductive choice therapeutic abortion clinics: a woman get get an abortion if her life: v. lavallee: Objectively, based on an external party, she had a choice to leave. On the one hand, the expert testimony goes against the reasonable person. The use of the term syndrome presents the idea that there is something not right (dehumanizes) Saying that someone has a syndrome, they exempt the person from the expectations of reasonableness. They don"t have the same operating mind as a reasonable person, which does imply that there has been some significant change in their behaviour. Push to get battered women"s syndrome as a statutory defense in the criminal code. She gets charged with counselling a commission of an offense within the criminal code.

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