The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) recognizes that abortion is a medical procedure that is essential to reproductive health. Abortion care is within the scope of family practice; in their offices, clinics and hospitals, family physicians provide the majority of abortions across Canada. We recognize the importance of providing education and training options for family medicine residents around pregnancy options counselling and support family physicians who choose to include abortion provision in their scope of practice. The College acknowledges the right of Canadian women to access safe abortion services from qualified providers. The CFPC opposes any action by family physicians that would result in the abandonment of a patient or failure to refer to another appropriate care provider for such care.