Canada is the only developed nation without any laws regulating abortion. In Canada, abortion is a legal procedure performed exclusively by physicians. There are, however, professional policies on the subject of abortion.
Regardless of your personal feelings about abortion, it is important that you are aware of your professional obligations with respect to options counselling. There are two specific documents you should be aware of:
1) The Canadian Medical Association Code of Ethics (.pdf file)
2) Canadian Medical Association Policy on Induced Abortion (.pdf file)
Read these documents before proceeding – it is important that you are aware of your professional obligations.
It takes an average of three weeks between the time of a positive pregnancy test and the date of the abortion , and that the primary risk factor for obtaining second-trimester abortion is delay caused in the first trimester (e.g. finding a clinic, transportation, obtaining leave from work, child care, etc)  . Because second-trimester abortions have a greater complication rate than first-trimester procedures, physicians have a responsibility to reduce these barriers.