With all this controversy over that new pill down in the US, it got me thinking. Is that pill legal in Canada? What IS legal in Canada about abortions? I know we have a “morning after pill”, but I’d like to know the current laws and what is available.
I looked around for some info, but to no avail, so I turn to you, Dopers.
In the absence of a federal law criminalising abortion, the provinces have jurisdiction to regulate the health aspects of abortion - qualifications of doctors, etc. However, the 1993 case says that they cannot use those powers as a disguised attempt to reduce access to abortion - that is solely a matter of criminal law, reserved to the federal Parliament.