Montreal woman who had late abortion says she made the right decision

Charlie Fidelman, Montreal Gazette
Published on: December 22, 2016

The Montreal woman who ended her pregnancy at 35 weeks says the experience was so painful that she will never speak about it in public again.

Reaction to her late-term abortion provoked dozens of comments on social media, some compassionate but many vitriolic, with some going so far as to call the woman a baby killer. Why not have the baby and put it up for adoption, demanded one Facebook commentator.

The woman, who asked that her name not be used to protect her identity, told the Montreal Gazette the decision to end her pregnancy was heartbreaking.

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Source: Montreal Gazette

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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