Identified policies and legal sources related to abortion:

  • Reproductive Health Act
  • General Medical Health Act
  • Constitution
  • Criminal / Penal Code
  • Civil Code
  • Ministerial Order / Decree
  • Case Law
  • Health Regulation / Clinical Guidelines
  • EML / Registered List
  • Medical Ethics Code
  • Document Relating to Funding
  • Abortion Specific Law
  • Law on Medical Practicioners
  • Law on Health Care Services
  • Other
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Concluding Observations:

None

Persons who can be sanctioned:

  • A woman or girl can be sanctioned
  • Providers can be sanctioned
  • A person who assists can be sanctioned

List of ratified human rights treaties:

  • CERD
  • CCPR
  • Xst OP
  • 2nd OP
  • CESCR
  • CESCR-OP
  • CAT
  • CAT-OP
  • CEDAW
  • CEDAW-OP
  • CRC
  • CRC:OPSC
  • CRC:OPAC
  • CRC:OPIC
  • CMW
  • CRPD *
  • CRPD-OP
  • CED **
  • Maputo Protocol
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Abortion at the woman's request

Country or Region

Canada

Yes
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Alberta (Canada)

Gestational limit: 20 weeks
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British Columbia (Canada)

Yes
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Manitoba (Canada)

Gestational limit: 19 weeks
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New Brunswick (Canada)

Yes
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Newfoundland and Labrador (Canada)

Yes
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Northwest Territories (Canada)

Yes
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Nova Scotia (Canada)

Gestational limit: 15 weeks
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Nunavut (Canada)

Yes
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Ontario (Canada)

Yes
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Prince Edward Island (Canada)

Yes
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Quebec (Canada)

Yes
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Saskatchewan (Canada)

Yes
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Yukon (Canada)

Yes
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Legal Ground and Gestational Limit

Country
Economic or social reasons
Foetal impairment
Rape
Incest
Intellectual or cognitive disability of the woman
Mental health
Physical health
Health
Life
Other

Canada

Alberta (Canada)

British Columbia (Canada)

Manitoba (Canada)

New Brunswick (Canada)

Newfoundland and Labrador (Canada)

Northwest Territories (Canada)

Nova Scotia (Canada)

Nunavut (Canada)

Ontario (Canada)

Prince Edward Island (Canada)

Quebec (Canada)

Saskatchewan (Canada)

Yukon (Canada)

Additional Requirements to Access Safe Abortion

Country
Authorization of health professional(s)
Authorization in specially licensed facilities only
Judicial authorization for minors
Judicial authorization in cases of rape
Police report required in case of rape
Parental consent required for minors
Spousal consent
Ultrasound images or listen to foetal heartbeat required
Compulsory counselling
Compulsory waiting period
Mandatory HIV screening test
Other mandatory STI screening tests
Prohibition of sex-selective abortion
Restrictions on information provided to the public
Restrictions on methods to detect sex of the foetus
Other

Canada

No data
No data

Alberta (Canada)

No data

British Columbia (Canada)

No data
No data

Manitoba (Canada)

No data
No data

New Brunswick (Canada)

No data
No data

Newfoundland and Labrador (Canada)

No data
No data

Northwest Territories (Canada)

No data
No data

Nova Scotia (Canada)

No data
No data

Nunavut (Canada)

No data
No data

Ontario (Canada)

No data
No data

Prince Edward Island (Canada)

No data
No data

Quebec (Canada)

No data
No data

Saskatchewan (Canada)

No data
No data

Yukon (Canada)

No data
No data

Clinical and Service-delivery Aspects of Abortion Care

Country
National guidelines for induced abortion
Methods allowed
Country recognized approval (mifepristone / mife-misoprostol)
Country recognized approval (misoprostol)
Where can abortion services be provided
National guidelines for post-abortion care
Where can post abortion care services be provided
Contraception included in post-abortion care
Insurance to offset end user costs
Who can provide abortion services
Extra facility/provider requirements for delivery of abortion services

Canada

No data

Alberta (Canada)

No data

British Columbia (Canada)

No data

Manitoba (Canada)

No data

New Brunswick (Canada)

No data
No data
No data