As the late Madam Justice Bertha Wilson wrote in the judgment, a woman has a right to continue or terminate a pregnancy, free of state interference
Hello incomplete reporting in this Globe article today. Justice Wilson was the only justice to say that. One of seven. It wasn’t the majority view, although, thanks to reports like this, many Canadians think it was the majority view. What we need to know about the Morgentaler case is this:
The court was not asked whether or not the Charter recognizes a constitutional right to abortion and therefore has not rendered an opinion on this specific question.