Lecture 7 2009 - Reproductive Rights and the Charter...

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Reproductive Rights and the Charter Criminal Code of Canada (1968) 251 . (1) Every one who, with intent to procure the miscarriage of a female person, whether or not she is pregnant, uses any means for the purpose of carrying out his intention is guilty of an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for life. (2) Every female person who, being pregnant, with intent to procure her own miscarriage, uses any means or permits any means to be used for the purpose of carrying out her intention is guilty of an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for two years. (3) In this section, "means" includes ( a ) the administration of a drug or other noxious thing, ( b ) the use of an instrument, and ( c ) manipulation of any kind. (4) Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply to ( a ) a qualified medical practitioner, other than a member of a therapeutic abortion committee for any hospital, who in good faith uses in an accredited or approved hospital any means for the purpose of carrying out his intention to procure the miscarriage of a female person, or ( b ) a female person who, being pregnant, permits a qualified medical practitioner to use in an accredited or approved hospital any means described in paragraph ( a ) for the purpose of carrying out her intention to procure
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2012 for the course POLS 3136 taught by Professor Bazowski during the Winter '10 term at York University.

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