Canada considers legal risks for health workers providing abortion to U.S. patients

By Adina Bresge,  The Canadian Press
Posted July 8, 2022

Federal officials are looking into whether Canadian health workers could face legal risks for providing abortion services to Americans from states where the procedure has been outlawed.

A Health Canada spokeswoman says the government is examining the issue in response to concerns raised by the Canadian Medical Protective Association, which provides legal support for doctors, about the potential cross-border consequences of the U.S. Supreme Court‘s decision last month to strike down the 1973 ruling that legalized abortion nationwide.