Toronto Jewish hospital under fire for refusing to abort healthy twin

AbortionTORONTO — An Ottawa-area woman is appealing an Ontario Human Rights Tribunal ruling that Mount Sinai Hospital did not discriminate against her when it refused last May to abort one of her healthy twins.

OHRT adjudicator Brian Cook ruled July 18 that Mount Sinai Hospital’s decision to refuse a 45-year-old woman, referred to only as C.V., a “selective reduction” abortion was medically based and did not constitute discrimination.

“A doctor is not required to perform a procedure that the doctor believes is not medically appropriate,” he wrote in his judgment.