Abortion Law in Canada
The fundamental task of the law in any society is to protect its members. Since January 28, 1988 the law in Canada has done nothing to protect the child in the womb against death by abortion. Abortion is legal in Canada until the child has proceeded fully from the birth canal. Canada is almost alone in the world in allowing abortion at any time and for any reason. Our Abortion Laws Timeline shows the steps that led up to this situation in 1988 and what has happened since.