21st Annuversary of the Morgentaler Decision

Monday, July 26 2010

On January 28, 2009, Canada will celebrate the 21 Anniversary of the Morgentaler decision, the Supreme Court’s ruling that decriminalize abortion, by striking downCanada's abortion law as unconstitutional.

Since then, Canada has become one of a small number of countries without a federal law restricting abortion. Additionally, abortion is a safe, legal, and insured service.

However, access is variable across the country and women are charged fees at some facilities. For example:

The National Abortion Federation (NAF), the professional association of abortion providers in Canada and the United States, is a leading voice on abortion care and access in Canada. NAF’s mission is to ensure safe, legal, and accessible abortion care to promote health and justice for women. NAF members include health care professionals at clinics, doctors' offices, and hospitals, who together care for more than half the women in both countries who choose abortion each year.

While working on news articles and features concerning the 21st anniversary, NAF is available to provide research, history, current status, and background on abortion care in Canada. NAF’s President and CEO, Vicki Saporta has appeared on TV, radio, and in newspapers throughout Canada concerning abortions rights and access.

For more information about abortion in Canada, visit our website at www.prochoice.org/canada

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