Canadian Abortion Policy: National Policy and the Impact of Federalism and Political Implementation on Access to Services
Référence bibliographique 
Palley, Howard A. 2006. «Canadian Abortion Policy: National Policy and the Impact of Federalism and Political Implementation on Access to Services ». Publius, vol. 36, no 4, p. 565-586.
Intentions : « This article examines the nature of Canadian federalism and its impact on the implementation of abortion policy - particularly women’s access to abortion. Both federalism and organized antiabortion group impacts have negatively affected the delivery of abortion services in the provinces and territories. » (pp. 565-566)
Échantillon/Matériau : L’auteur étudie les politiques sur l’avortement relevant du gouvernement fédéral et des différents gouvernements provinciaux. Il cite également diverses études pertinentes au sujet traité.
Type de traitement des données : Réflexion critique
« The Canada Health Act requires provinces and territories to provide medically necessary services and to provide equal access to such services. Since 1995, the governing Liberal Party has issued statements indicating that it views abortion services as medically necessary services. Yet the operation of health delivery systems in Canada is primarily reserved for the provinces and territories. Provincial and territorial access to abortion services is significantly affected by bottom-up political implementation, where national policy is often undermined and ‘trumped’ by the politics and pressures operative within provincial and territorial political systems and by other intense interest group pressures. » (p. 565)