Invalidate a Provincial Attempt to Regulate Abortions

R v Morgentaler (1993) was a decision by the Supreme Court of Canada invalidating a provincial attempt to regulate abortions in Canada. Having won his case in R v Morgentaler (1088), abortion rights activist Henry Morgentaler planned to open an abortion clinic in Nova Scotia. The provincial government responded by passing legislation that would outlaw such clinics (as a provincial offence) and limit abortions to recognized hospitals. Morgentaler went ahead and opened his clinic, supposedly to receive potential patients for his other clinics outside Nova Scotia. Eventually, however, Morgentaler informed the press that he had indeed carried out abortions in his Nova Scotia clinic. The government charged him for this, but Morgentaler challenged the constitutionality of the law. More information.
Judgement Information: R. v. Morgentaler 1993 CanLII 74, [1993] 3 SCR 463 (30 September 1993).