Meanwhile: way north of Alabama

Point of Arrow on map shows how far from Alabama the victory for women’s reproductive rights is being celebrated

LEAF celebrates victory for women’s reproductive rights at the Ontario Court of Appeal

The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) celebrates the release of the Ontario Court of Appeal’s ruling in Christian Medical and Dental Society of Canada et al. v. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO), which delivers a victory for women’s reproductive rights.

The Court’s ruling is an important contribution to the advancement of women’s and girls’ equality. It recognizes that enhancing access to reproductive health services is a valid and constitutional objective. It affirms that women’s right to autonomy over their deeply personal, individual health and life choices cannot be superseded by the personal views of health professionals. It confirms the importance of access to reproductive health services for women’s health and wellbeing, and signals that the Court will protect initiatives that safeguard women’s access to these services.