Abortion Law

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Two reports note increased pro-life legislative activity

Americans United for Life released its seventh annual “Life List,” a ranking of all 50 states based on a comprehensive list of life issues, from abortion to euthanasia. For the second time in three years, Louisiana tops the list, followed closely by Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Nebraska, and Arkansas. The least life-affirming states were Washington, California, Hawaii, Vermont, and Montana. The five states rated as the “most improved” were Arizona, Indiana, Kansas, North Carolina, and Utah. The report also notes that 47 states ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-lifers resist drive to bring back abortion to Prince Edward Island

Pro-lifers resist drive to bring back abortion to Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island calls itself a Life Sanctuary.  No hospitals or other facility in the province offer any abortion services. With the support of all political parties and members of all religious denominations, P.E.I. became officially abortion-free in 1986. However, off-island, in-hospital abortion costs are covered if the procedure is recommended by two doctors. Abortions at the private Morgentaler facility in Fredericton, N.B., cost roughly $800 and are not covered. An aggressive attempt ... (Continue reading)

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Poland votes against restricting abortion

A bill completely banning abortions was narrowly rejected by the Polish parliament. Lawmakers voted 191-186 to reject the bill with 5 abstentions. The bill came forward to Parliament as a result of a citizen petition that collected 600,000 signatures in two weeks. It overwhelmingly passed its first vote (254-141) in July and was then delegated to a committee for further work, which rejected it on Aug. 19 by a vote of 45-22. Currently, women in Poland can only have an abortion ... (Continue reading)

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C-510 receives first hour of debate

C-510 receives first hour of debate

On Nov. 1, Bill C-510, Rod Bruinooge’s private member’s bill that would outlaw coercive abortion, received second reading before heading to the Justice and Human Rights Committee. During an hour of debate, three Conservative MPs spoke in favour of C-510 while MPs in all four parties criticized the bill and its sponsor. Bruinooge noted that his bill is also known as Roxanne’s Law, after Roxanne Fernando who will killed by her boyfriend in ... (Continue reading)

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Bill C-510 creates controversy within pro-life community

Bill C-510 creates controversy within pro-life community

Amidst the national debate over maternal health and whether it would include abortion this past Spring, Rod Bruinooge, the Conservative MP for Winnipeg South and chair of the Parliamentary Pro-Life Committee had his name picked to be among 30 MPs who would get their private member’s bills considered by the House of Commons. On April 14, he introduced for first reading, An Act to Amend the Criminal Code (coercion) (An Act to ... (Continue reading)

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UK Conservative leader proposes 20-week limit on abortions

In an April interview with The Catholic Herald, David Cameron, the leader of Britain’s Conservative party, advocated reducing the abortion limit from 24 to 20 or 22 weeks’ gestation. Readers of The Catholic Herald were invited to submit questions for one of Cameron’s first pre-election interviews. “I think that the way medical science and technology have developed in the past few decades does mean that an upper limit of 20 or 22 weeks would be sensible,” said Cameron. Members of Parliament, ... (Continue reading)

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Anti-coercive abortion bill introduced

Anti-coercive abortion bill introduced

On April 14, Rod Bruinooge (C - Winnipeg South) tabled Bill C-510, a private member’s bill to amend the Criminal Code of Canada to outlaw coercing women into having an abortion. Bruinooge, the chair of the Parliamentary Pro-Life Caucus, in introducing An Act to Prevent the Coercion of Women to Abortion to the House of Commons, said, “This bill will protect vulnerable pregnant women.” He is calling the bill “Roxanne’s Law” in recognition of ... (Continue reading)

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Liberal pro-abortion motion defeated 144-138

Liberal pro-abortion motion defeated 144-138

On March 23, as The Interim went to press, Canada’s opposition parties sought to require the Conservative government to fund abortion as part of their maternal and child health initiative at the G8 summit this June. Liberal foreign affairs critic Bob Rae tabled a motion that would require “the maternal and child health initiative for the world’s poorest regions” to “include the full range of family planning, sexual and reproductive health ... (Continue reading)

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The Trudeau revolution

In the 1970s and 1980s, a solitary figure wearing a hat and dark glasses would slip into the back pew of Ottawa’s Notre Dame Basilica on Sussex Drive, several times a week, just in time to attend Mass. Forty years ago, this solitary devotee of the Mass began his tenure as Prime Minister of Canada, and instigated and institutionalized a legal, ... (Continue reading)

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Gibbons arrested for pro-life witness

Pro-life photographer harassed by cops Long-time Canadian pro-life activist Linda Gibbons was arrested May 15 after silently protesting at the Scott abortuary on Gerrard Street in downtown Toronto. Just before 9 a.m., Gibbons dumped approximately 100 headless plastic dolls on the steps of the abortion facility. She carried a sign with a ... (Continue reading)

Clarifying the issue of unborn victims

Bill C-484, Ken Epp’s private member’s bill entitled the Unborn Victims of Crime Act, has passed First Reading and has had its first hour of debate. Thus far, there has been no political maneuvering to try to prevent discussion on it, nor have Department of Justice shenanigans declared the bill unconstitutional because it infringes on a woman’s “right to choose.” It is still a ... (Continue reading)

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UN report shows only a minority of countries allow unfettered abortion

A recent United Nations report on international abortion policies reveals that, while most countries worldwide allow abortion in extreme cases in order to save the life of the mother, only a minority allow abortion on demand. The July 2007 Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division, report stated that abortion on demand is only permitted in 28 per cent of the world’s countries. The percentage in ... (Continue reading)

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Presidential hopefuls react to partial-birth abortion ban ruling

The following are the reactions of the United States presidential contenders to the April 18, 5-4 ruling by the United States Supreme Court to uphold the 2003 federal ban on partial-birth abortion. Republicans Rudy Giuliani The Supreme Court reached the correct conclusion in upholding the congressional ban on ... (Continue reading)

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In major decision, U.S. Supreme Court upholds ban on partial-birth abortions

Seven years after overturning Nebraska’s partial-birth abortion ban, the Supreme Court of the United States, in a 5-4 decision, has upheld a federal ban. In the 1990s, then-president Bill Clinton twice vetoed a federal ban on partial-birth abortion, a procedure in which ... (Continue reading)

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Portugal moves to legalize abortion

The Socialist government of Portugal will push threw changes to the country’s abortion laws and ignore its Feb. 11 referendum to fulfill its pro-abortion agenda. Currently abortion is legal in Portugal only when the mother’s life or health is in serious danger or in cases of rape or fetal abnormality. Prime Minister Jose Socrates’s Socialist government went to the people ... (Continue reading)

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