Canadian doctors to Ottawa: don't recriminalize abortion
Doctors call on Ottawa to reject ‘backdoor’ attempt to recriminalize abortion
At the general council meeting of the Canadian Medical Association on Wednesday, delegates called on the federal government to reject attempts by a Conservative backbench MP to amend the Criminal Code so that a fetus is defined as a human being.
“This constitutes the criminalization of abortion or any form of contraception,” said Dr. Genevičve Desbiens, a urologist from Valleyfield, Que. “This change could even prevent a pregnant woman from travelling or taking certain drug treatments,” she said.
Dr. Desbiens also warned that doctors who counsel or provide abortion services could become criminals.