Medico-legal implications of Canadian physicians providing abortions to non-residents

July 7, 2022

The CMPA believes in and supports equitable and timely access to abortion for all women and people with uteruses in Canada. We are here to protect & support members when legal issues arise in Canada when providing abortion services in Canada to patients from other countries.

The CMPA is structured to assist members with legal issues in Canada, not other countries.

We know our members are increasingly concerned about the medico-legal risks of providing abortion services to patients from the US.

This issue is larger than the CMPA can address on its own. We are advocating for the federal government to work with provinces and territories to ensure liability protection for Canadian physicians experiencing medico-legal issues in the US.

We will continue to do everything we can within our mission and mandate to support physicians who wish to provide abortion services to US patients – including sharing strategies to mitigate risk and protecting members within Canada.