Health Care Analysis 18 (1):17-34 (2010)

Though abortion is legal in Canada, policies currently in place at various levels of the health care system, and the individual actions of medical professionals, can inhibit access to abortion. This paper examines the various extra-legal barriers to abortion access that exist in Canada, and argues that these barriers are unjust because there are no good reasons for the restrictions on autonomy that they present. The paper then outlines the various policy measures that could be taken to improve access
Keywords Abortion  Autonomy  Conscientious objection  Health policy ethics  Reproductive choice  Medical necessity
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DOI 10.1007/s10728-008-0101-0
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