Dr. Nikki Colodny was a pro-life activist, abortion provider, and women's health advocate operating in Toronto, Ontario throughout
the 1980s and 1990s. This collection contains records from several clinics and advocacy organizations with which she was active,
in addition to press coverage of her activities and research materials.
Dr. Nikki Colodny was an abortion provider, women's health advocate and activist operating in Toronto, Ontario throughout
the 1980s and 1990s. Most prominently, she worked with Dr. Henry Morgentaler, providing medical care and abortion services
which at the time were illegal. Their arrests and repeated harassment brought publicity to their cause, eventually precipitating
the 1988 overturn of abortion law by the Supreme Court of Canada. She founded the cooperative Women's Choice Health Clinic
in 1988. In addition to her medical services, she was an active participant in several pro-choice organizations including
the Ontario Coalition of Abortion Clinics (OCAC), the National Abortion Federation (NAF),and the Canadian Abortion Rights
Action League (CARAL). Her research is widely published in both medical and women's studies academic journals.
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