Friday, December 05, 2014

A Primer on the Canadian Abortion Debate in the 1960s

This is an article by Fr. Alphonse de Valk that covers the Canadian Abortion debate leading up to de-criminalization in 1969. The title is: "The Abortion Issue in Contemporary Canadian History: The Unfinished Debate".

It was published in the CCHA's journal Study Sessions, in 1974. (Now known as Historical Studies.)

I find that the debate was largely one-sided, and that there was very little consideration given to the unborn child.

Much like today.