Dr. Nikki Colodny was a pro-choice 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 (born April 1, 1948), was a Canadian 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 overturn of abortion laws by the Supreme Court of Canada in 1988. In that same year, Colodny
founded the cooperative Women's Choice Health Clinic. 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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