Canada: Woman’s request for late-term abortion blocked by MUHC

Late abortion in low-risk pregnancy against McGill University Health Centre values, ethics committee ruled

By Salimah Shivji, Benjamin Shingler, CBC News.
Posted: Dec 20, 2016

A Montreal woman says she had to fight for a late-term abortion after the McGill University Health Centre's ethics committee blocked her request, raising questions about access to the procedure in Quebec.

The woman was in her third trimester, 30 weeks pregnant, when she and her partner found out there were abnormalities with the fetus.

After numerous tests at different hospitals, she decided she'd rather have an abortion, but the MUHC refused.

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