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Editor: P.E.I. Right to Life would like to reiterate that there is no abortion law in Canada, and thus no legal obligation at present to provide abortion-on-demand.

Provinces remain the determiner of what constitutes medical necessity, and the P.E.I. government is under no obligation to provide non-medically necessary services.

The pro-abortion protest that is occurring on P.E.I. following the threatened closure of the Morgentaler clinic pertains to abortion-on-demand cases.

Even the Supreme Court’s Morgentaler decision does not promote abortion-on-demand, but recognizes reasonable limits can be placed on any perceived right to abortion in light of the child’s right to life. The pro-choice activists who promote abortion-on-demand display either a serious lack of knowledge about the harm that abortion causes women or they choose to ignore it. Abortion is a negative and life-affecting procedure for the woman, and a fatal decision for the child.

The promotion of abortion is indicative of a serious and unjust lack of positive options for women and children. P.E.I. Right to Life will be holding its annual March for Life on Sunday, May 25, at 11:30 a.m. at Province House, beginning at the Richmond Street entrance.

Holly Pierlot,


President, P.E.I. Right to Life

Organizations: Morgentaler, Supreme Court, Province House

Geographic location: Canada, Richmond Street

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