Reading: A special report to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the decriminalization of Abortion protecting abortion rights in Canada

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Reading: A special report to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the
decriminalization of Abortion: protecting abortion rights in Canada
March-19-12
2:03 PM
The Canadian Abortion Rights Action League (CARAL)
-"volunteer organization working exclusively to ensure that all women have total reproductive
freedom to exercise the right to safe, accessible abortion. www.caral.ca (p.226)
-January 1988 Supreme Court of Canada made decision that "made our country the envy of the world"
[226]
-went against law for restricting women's rights
- few years after Morgentaler Decision of 1988, tried to pass another bill to make abortion illegal, failed
-abortion covered under Canada Health Act as a medical procedure
-difficult for women to find health services who give abortions [227]
-average 17.8% hospitals have abortion services
-Prince Edward Island and Nunavut have no abortion access
-Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Manitoba, Saskatchewan have barely any abortion services
Crow & Lise Gotell (Eds.) Open Boundaries: A Canadian Women's Studies Reader. Toronto: Pearson/
Prentice Hall, 2006. pp.226-227. Print.
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