Time Line

1892- Abortion is made illegal

1928- The Alberta Sterilization Act is made

1937- The Alberta Sterilization Act is amended

1968- The Birth Control handbook is written

1969- The First Liberalization of the Laws Restricting Reproductive Rights (Birth control legalized, abortion legalized under restrictive circumstances)

1970- The Abortion Caravan Starts

1972- The Alberta Sterilization Act is Repealed

1974: The Canadian Abortion Rights Action League (CARAL) is founded

1976- Parti Quebecois announced it would not prosecute any doctor performing safe abortions

1976- Federation Des Femmes Du Quebec took the position of pro-choice

1976- Dr. Morgentaler is released from prison

1988- Abortion is removed from the Criminal Code

For a more in depth timeline visit the Pro Choice Action Network website

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