Written by: Julianne Stevenson and Jennifer Taylor
“Self-Managed Abortion in Canada: A Status Report” is intended to contribute to the body of legal research on self-managed abortion (SMA), from a Canadian perspective.
There is currently robust legal protection for abortion access in Canadian law. However, recent international legislative changes have demonstrated the limits of law as the main way to protect abortion access. This report on SMA will hopefully encourage readers to think of abortion not just in relation to the law, but as something that can happen safely at home in appropriate circumstances, without direct medical supervision or state involvement.
The report has four main parts:
- Part I looks at the basics of SMA
- Part II reviews the efficacy and safety of abortion pills
- Part III outlines the legal considerations and risks involved with SMA in Canada
- Part IV considers other facets of abortion care that share some of the features of SMA and are available within the current legal framework
Read the report below, or download it here.SMA-Report-April-2022