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Running Head: CHARTER OF RIGHTS
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Effects of the Canadian Charter of Rights
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CHARTER OF RIGHTS 2
Introduction
Abortion is the termination of a pregnancy before it reaches its gestational term
(Sherman, 2007). It can be induced or be spontaneous. Spontaneous abortion is commonly
referred to as miscarriage. To induce an abortion, a medical or surgical procedure is
administered. Abortion has elicited a raging debate for a long time. There are people who
support abortion; they are called pro-choicer. Their label emanates from their basic argument
that women have the right to choice in deciding over their bodies. A woman has the ultimate
decision whether to carry a pregnancy to term or end it. Those who are anti- abortion are
called pro-lifers. They believe that abortion is similar to murder. According to their argument,
abortion infringes on the right to life of the unborn child. They consider this act as brutality.
The topic of abortion is an important subject for discussion. It has legal, religious and
societal attention. This is because it touches on the issues of life and death. Many countries in
the world have previously adopted the pro-lifers stand declaring abortion as constitutionally
wrong. For example in Canada, it could only be performed under specific conditions where a
three person medical committee had to approve it. Women in such states sought abortion
through other avenues that proved unsafe. According to the world health organization, unsafe
abortion is conducted by unskilled individuals in hazardous environments and unsanitary
facilities. The mortality rate was very high that and it sparked global debate on whether to
legalize it or not. Desilva et al (2014) estimates the maternal death to be 47,000 with 5
million complication cases annually.
In the light of this statistics governments faced a difficulty in their laws of abortion.
Illegal abortion posed a threat to the feminine population. It gives the pro-abortion activists
grounds to argue their case. In Canada, the law prohibited abortion. According to section 251
of the criminal code, procuring a miscarriage was prohibited. Anyone seeking an abortion

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