The Abortion Debate The debate between pro-choice and pro-life supporters is one of the most prevalent and wide-spread socio-political and legal debates of our century. In Canada, the landmark decision of R v. Morgentaler (1988) in effect established that provisions limiting the right of a woman to acquire an abortion is an infringement to section 7 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to “security of persons” (“Morgentaler,” 1988). However, instead of settling the national discussion about abortion, Morgentaler rather ignited more debate on the issue. R v. Morgentaler has often been compared to the American original Roe v. Wade (1973). Though that decision had similarly sparked a debate out of its controversy, as this paper will...The end:
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