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Twenty-five years ago, on January 28, 1988, the Supreme Court of Canada overturned our country’s criminal abortion law in an historic decision that gave women the right to abortion on request without restrictions. It was a day of jubilant celebration for Dr. Henry Morgentaler and the thousands of pro-choice activists who had worked hard for decades to win abortion rights.
Learn more about Canada’s abortion rights history and the Morgentaler Decision by browsing the many articles and photos on this site. Celebrate with us by signing our Guestbook, sharing a personal story about meeting Dr. Morgentaler, sending him a private message, or attending or organizing an event.
NATIONAL – Pro-choice people across the country are in deep mourning after the announcement of the death of Dr. Henry Morgentaler. The 90-year old retired doctor died peacefully at his Toronto home earlier this morning after a short illness. “We are extremely saddened to hear of Henry’s passing and wish to express our deepest sympathies.. read more →
Media Release, January 28, 2013 A woman’s right to choose must be protected New Democrats celebrate Dr. Morgentaler’s legacy OTTAWA? –? On the 25th anniversary of the landmark R. v. Morgentaler Supreme Court decision, New Democrats are reaffirming a deep commitment to protect women’s right to choose. “Twenty-five years ago the Supreme Court decision defended.. read more →
This article is cross-posted from Rabble.ca. By Joyce Arthur | February 4, 2013 On January 28, 2013, Canada celebrated 25 years of no abortion law. The Supreme Court of Canada threw out our criminal law in its entirety in 1988 because it violated women’s constitutional rights to bodily security, life, liberty, autonomy and conscience. I’ve.. read more →