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Canada loosens Mifegymiso restrictions

The Canadian government is expanding access to the abortion pill, including allowing the drug for abortions of children in utero of up to nine weeks gestation, and allowing pharmacists to dispense it directly, rather than requiring doctors to do so. Health Canada made its decision based on evidence submitted by the drug’s sponsor, Linepharma, according to an information update the department released Nov. 7. Linepharma is represented in Canada by Celopharma. Health Canada says it also undertook a “thorough review of new ... (Continue reading)

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Ontario midwives lobby to do abortions

Ontario midwives lobby  to do abortions

While midwives “do not currently provide abortion services in Ontario, we are working to change that,” Berinstein told the government affairs committee. She said midwives could help prop up a “fragile system” of abortion in the province.Midwives photo A few days later, the CBC reported that the AOM was lobbying the Liberal government to change provincial laws so midwives can commit abortions. AOM president Elizabeth Brandeis told the ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-life leader tells Trudeau to stop lying about abortion

Pro-life leader tells Trudeau to stop lying about abortion

CLC national president Jim Hughes corrects prime minister for insisting abortion is a Charter right. Jim Hughes, national president of Campaign Life Coalition, wrote an open letter to Justin Trudeau asking the Prime Minister to stop saying abortion is a Charter right. Hughes writes, “It is unbecoming for the Prime Minister of Canada today to deliberately ... (Continue reading)

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British ob-gyns endorse decriminalizing abortion

British ob-gyns endorse decriminalizing abortion

SPUC's Anthony McCarthy said British oby-gyns betrayed women and children. The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists voted Sept. 22 to call upon the British Parliament to rescind sections 58 and 59 of the Offences Against the Persons Act (1861) which required women seeking an abortion to obtain the approval of two doctors. Women who did not do so and the ... (Continue reading)

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Nova Scotia to offer free abortion pill

The Liberal government of Nova Scotia will provide free abortion pills to women in the province beginning sometime later this year. The announcement was made by Kelly Regan, Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, on Sept. 22. She said, “this is important because I believe and this government believes in the reproductive rights of women.” Under the new policy, Nova Scotia women with a valid health card and a doctor’s prescription will be able to obtain the $350 Mifegymiso abortion pill ... (Continue reading)

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Scheer confirms abortion strategy in Chatelaine interview

Scheer confirms abortion strategy in Chatelaine interview

Picture of Conservative leader Andrew Scheer hoisting a glass of beer with reporter Sarah Boesveld that accompanied his interview with Chatelaine. Conservative leader Andrew Scheer sat down with Chatelaine writer Sarah Boesveld and was asked whether he was a feminist and if he supported, questions the new Tory leader awkwardly ... (Continue reading)

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Trudeau pushes abortion agenda on Irish counterpart

Trudeau pushes abortion agenda on Irish counterpart

A month after Justin Trudeau met Irish leader Leo Varadkar in Dublin (pictured above), they were together again in Canada talking abortion and diversity. Just over a month after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited recently elected Irish Taoiseach (prime minister) Leo Varadkar in Dublin, his Irish counterpart ... (Continue reading)

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Toronto politicians seek graphic abortion photo ban

Toronto politicians seek  graphic abortion photo ban

CCBR community liaison Devorah Gelman says people who are upset with images of abortion victims should take issue with the abortion procedure itself. Councillor Sarah Doucette (Ward 13, Parkdale-High Park) called for a ban on pro-life protesters using signs with pictures of aborted babies after local residents complained ... (Continue reading)

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CBS celebrates Iceland eliminating Down syndrome children

In August, CBS ran a “CBSN: On Assignment” episode exploring how Iceland has eradicated Down syndrome in the country. The report highlighted that just one or two children are born with Down syndrome each year because the health authorities there began aggressively promote genetic screening since the early 2000s and there is a 100 per cent abortion rate for preborn babies identified as having the genetic abnormality. Pro-life actress Patricia Heaton reacted to the story on Twitter: “Iceland isn’t actually eliminating Down ... (Continue reading)

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Ontario joins list of provinces paying for abortion pill

On August 3, the Ontario government announced it would pay for the abortion pill Mifegymiso for all residents with a valid health card effective one week later. The ministry of health’s statement said, “Ontario is giving women more choice over their reproductive health by making Mifegymiso, a safe and effective medical alternative to surgical abortion, available at no cost.” Indira Naidoo-Harris, Minister of the Status of Women, on behalf of Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care,  made the announcement ... (Continue reading)

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Nova Scotia to look at easing abortion access

Nova Scotia to look  at easing abortion access

Talk Turkey Josie Luetke The Canadian Press recently highlighted the story of a single Nova Scotia woman who was enraged with having to undergo several blood tests and an ultra sound before being referred for a surgical abortion. In this women’s case, the process to obtain her abortion took about two months. Abortion advocates say Nova Scotia is the only province in Canada with these referral practices, ... (Continue reading)

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Ontario forced to release abortion numbers

Ontario forced to release abortion numbers

In a June 9 decision, Justice Marc Labrosse of the Ontario Superior Court threw out a 2012 provincial law banning access to abortion statistics. Patricia Maloney was successful in her lawsuit seeking to overturn freedom of information exemptions for abortion stats. Pro-life blogger Patricia Maloney of Run for Life challenged the the Dalton McGuinty government’s ... (Continue reading)

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‘Deceitful’ anti-Crisis Pregnancy Centre report refuted

In May 2017, pro-life blogger Patricia Maloney, who operated Run with Life, released a report called “Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada Deceitful on Crisis Pregnancy Centres.” This report is a critique of a report written in 2016 entitled “Review of Crisis Pregnancy Centre Websites in Canada” by ARCC’s founder Joyce Arthur, in which Arthur attempted to show that most of the 180 identified crisis pregnancy centres (CPCs) in Canada have a hidden Christian agenda which causes them to misinform women ... (Continue reading)

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Ontario releases abortion stats to blogger

Statistics on abortion services in Ontario during the 2014/2015 fiscal year were released in an email from the Ontario Ministry of Health Ontario to pro-life blogger Patricia Maloney who operates Run with Life and was suing the government for the release of such information. The statistics reveal that 45,573 abortions were committed in Ontario during the 2014/2015 fiscal year. Out of these abortions, 18,491 were done in a hospital and 27,082 of them were done in a free-standing abortion facility or ... (Continue reading)

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Quebec becomes fourth province to offer no-cost abortion pills

Quebec Health Minister Gaétan Barrette announced on July 6 that the abortion pill will be available for free to Quebec residents by the fall. “The government of Quebec has always been in favour of the right of women to choose, particularly in regards to abortion,” said Barrette. A prescription for the abortion drug Mifegymiso, or RU-486, is estimated to cost about $300, although with doctor visits and follow-up, it is expected to be roughly similar to the cost of a surgical ... (Continue reading)

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