Abortion services in Canada: a patchwork quilt with many holes

Eggertson, Laura
March 2001
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/20/2001, Vol. 164 Issue 6, p847
Academic Journal
Discusses the difficulties of obtaining abortion services in Canada. How a law decriminalizing abortion was passed in 1988; Continued lobbying from churches, antiabortion groups, and some political parties to limit abortion services; Reluctance of many doctors to perform abortions.


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