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Report documents abortion industry malfeasance

Report documents  abortion industry malfeasance

A new report outlines the abuses rampant in the American abortion industry. Unsafe: How the Public Health Crisis in America’s Abortion Clinics Endangers Women is the title of a new, 200-page study by Americans United for Life that documents numerous investigations over the past eight years in hundreds of abortion facilities in 32 states. In total, there were 754 documented violations, 34 licence revocations, and 65 “chronic offenders” listed ... (Continue reading)

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British abortion chain Mary Stopes cited for safety violations

British abortion chain Mary Stopes cited for safety violations

Edward Baker, deputy chief inspector of hospitals in the UK says Care Quality Commission will continue to monitor abortuaries. A report released by a British health watchdog outlines numerous safety violations in the country’s abortion facilities run by Marie Stopes International (MSI). In the past year, 2,634 infractions were recorded, an increase ... (Continue reading)

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Trump reinstates Mexico City Policy

Trump reinstates Mexico City Policy

President Donald Trump's signed executive order prohibiting U.S. funding of abortion groups abroad. On Jan. 23, three days after assuming the office of President of the United States, Donald Trump signed an executive order banning the use of foreign aid money for the provision or promotion of abortion. In 1984 at the United Nations Population Conference in Mexico City, ... (Continue reading)

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RU-486 delayed in Canada

Health Canada approved the abortion drug Mifegymiso in 2015 for use in 2016, but thus far its Canadian distributor, Celopharma Inc., has yet to make the so-called “gold standard” in medical abortion available in Canada. In early December, the Canadian Press reported on the status of Mifegymiso, which used to go by the name RU-486, saying “the drug’s Canadian distributor, Celopharma Inc., says it now expects to launch “some time in January.” The CP added, “Company president Paula Tanenbaum gave few ... (Continue reading)

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Almost as many chemical abortions as surgical in U.S.

Almost as many chemical abortions as surgical in U.S.

You may buy mifepristone (ru486) medical abortion pill online. An analysis by the Reuters news service of data from Planned Parenthood and other abortion facilities as well as state health records indicates that the abortion pill is almost as common a way to end a pregnancy in the United States as surgical abortion. The shift has occurred as federal restrictions on ... (Continue reading)

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Newfoundland to ban free speech outside abortion facilities

On Nov. 17, Newfoundland and Labrador Justice and Public Safety Minister Andrew Parsons, introduced a bill that would keep pro-life protesters at least 50 meters away from an abortion facility and 160 meters from an abortionist’s home. Bill 43, An Act to Create Safe Access Zones Around Facilities and Homes of Doctors and Service Providers Providing or Facilitating Abortion Services, would also make it illegal to photograph or film people within those exclusion zones. In his press conference announcing Bill 43, ... (Continue reading)

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Pope allows priests to forgive abortion

Pope Francis issued an Apostolic Letter in which the pontiff made permanent a temporary measure he instituted last year permitting priests to absolve penitents seeking God’s forgiveness for abortion. Some pro-lifers expressed concern that Pope Francis was lessening the gravity of the sin of abortion. Reading his letter and the Vatican’s officials comments afterwards, and not reacting to the headlines, demonstrates he is reinforcing the grave nature of abortion. Last year, Pope Francis let priests give absolution to Catholics who confessed ... (Continue reading)

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Obama and Trudeau tweet support of Planned Parenthood

Obama and Trudeau tweet support of Planned Parenthood

The leaders of Canada and the United States both tweeted in support of Planned Parenthood as the world’s largest abortion organization marked its 100th anniversary. On Oct. 16, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted a photo of himself with Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards with “warmest congratulations” to the organization. Trudeau’s tweet garnered more than 11,000 “likes” and nearly 4,000 retweets. The same day President Barack Obama tweeted that Planned Parenthood allows women “to ... (Continue reading)

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BC plans to skirt abortion pill rules

When Health Canada okayed the abortion drug Mifegymiso in 2015 for distribution this year, it imposed conditions, including that physicians only dispense the drug (and not a pharmacist), that they could only prescribe the drug after taking an online course, and that the aborting patient return for a follow-up. The conditions were requested by the manufacturer, Linepharma International Limited, due to safety concerns. These are standard conditions in most countries where the abortion pill is available, although France requires a ... (Continue reading)

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PEI’s new ‘health’ center to begin abortions by 2018

PEI’s new ‘health’ center  to begin abortions by 2018

Facing legal pressure from lawsuits launched by abortion activists and political pressure from Justin Trudeau’s federal government, Prince Edward Island Premier Wade MacLauchlan announced earlier this year that the province would reverse its three-decade policy of not committing abortions on the Island. Last month, the Liberal provincial government provided details about that policy, announcing that the new Women’s Wellness Centre in Summerside would provide what the Health Ministry press release called “pregnancy termination” – a euphemism for abortion. ... (Continue reading)

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Abortion pill not covered by provincial drug plans

The day the Globe and Mail reported that the abortion pill Mifegymiso (RU-486) would not be covered by provincial drug plans because it had not passed a bureaucratic approval process, Celopharma Ltd., the Canadian distributor for the drug, said it might seek approval if the costs could be reduced or deferred. Provincial drug plans outside Quebec will not cover pharmaceuticals that have not been approved by the Common Drug Review under the auspices of the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies ... (Continue reading)

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Liberal MP seeks to ban use of abortion victim imagery

Liberal MP seeks to ban use of abortion victim imagery

Liberal MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes is supporting a petition banning the use of graphic abortion images. Whitby’s Liberal MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes is sponsoring an e-petition asking the Canadian government to censor and control what images pro-life advocates can use in public. E-petition 485 was launched August 15 by Oshawa resident Katherine Cavanagh, following several Show The Truth Canada ... (Continue reading)

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There’s a place for abortion victim photography

One of the most controversial aspects of the pro-life movement is its use of abortion victim photography. Some pro-lifers use graphic images in their activism and others accept its use as just another type of pro-life activism, there are those that oppose the use of abortion victim photography, and perhaps surprisingly on both sides of the abortion debate. There are even some people who wish it to be outlawed, such as Whitby’s Liberal MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes, who through a House ... (Continue reading)

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Activists want limits lifted on newly legal abortion drug

The president of the company that is the Canadian importer of the abortion drug Mifegymiso (also known as RU-486), filed a supplementary application with Health Canada in August in order to ask the government to lift restrictions on the drug. Celopharma Inc., the Canadian importer of Mifegymiso, is asking to expand the gestational age limits for this chemical abortion as well as to change the current regulations around administering the drug. Mifegymiso, which Health Canada allowed to begin prescribing on July 1, ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-lifers who exposed Planned Parenthood’s body parts trade cleared of charges

Pro-lifers who exposed Planned Parenthood’s body parts trade cleared of charges

David Daleiden On July 26, the Harris County District Attorney’s office in Texas dropped all charges against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, who were responsible for releasing a series of undercover videos which showed that various Planned Parenthood clinics were breaking state and federal laws regarding the trafficking of body parts of aborted children. On July 14 2015, Daleiden started releasing the videos through the Center for Medical Progress, a ... (Continue reading)

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