In June 1971 the Canadian Medical Association at its General Council meeting passed the following resolution after some hours of lively debate: “The Canadian Medical Association agrees that there is justification, on non-medical grounds, for the deliberate termination of pregnancy.” The vote was 78 for and 74 against, a majority of 4 votes in 152 or 2.6%. . . . The difference between a pagan society and a Christian society is being eroded and we as a traditionally Christian society are rapidly reverting to a pagan one where self-indulgence without restraint, without responsibility, is the order of the day.
Clare R. (Correspondence) Abortion. Can Med Assoc J. 1973 Dec 01;109(11):1081-1082.