Historical Morgentaler decision marks 25th anniversary

The Current

It was 25 years ago today that the Supreme Court of Canada handed down the landmark ruling that decriminalized abortion and set a precedent for other medical social issues confronting us today. The Morgentaler decision, as it is known, resulted in what is an absence of an abortion law in Canada. But that wasn't the plan when the then-Mulroney government first reacted to 5-2 decision of the highest court. Today, we hear from former Tory Justice Minister Doug Lewis on the backroom and parliamentary efforts that followed the decision.

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