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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

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, and women in the province find this waiting period unfair and a violation of their rights. Melanie Mackenzie ... (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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Abortion at ‘core’ of Liberal foreign policy: foreign affairs minister

Abortion at ‘core’ of Liberal foreign policy: foreign affairs minister

Justin Trudeau During her June 6 speech before the House of Commons cast a foreign policy reset for Canada, Global Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland declared that abortion access and “sexual reproductive rights” are “at the core” of Liberal foreign policy under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Extrapolating on her statement, Freeland, who replaced Stephane Dion as foreign minister in January, said Canadian values include “feminism and the promotion of the rights ... (Continue reading)

Left-wing social agenda rejected at UN

Left-wing social agenda rejected at UN

Trudeau government at odds with global community Every March and April, thousands of women’s rights activists, feminists, and abortion supporters flock to the United Nations New York headquarters to take part in -- and influence -- two annual conferences on social and economic policies. The 61st Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) which took place March 13-24 and the 50th Commission on Population and Development (CPD) which ... (Continue reading)

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Abortion pill okayed for public funding

Abortion pill okayed for public funding

CLC's Joanne Brownrigg criticizes agency examination of Mifegymiso. On April 20, the Common Drug Review recommended that provincial and territorial governments cover the cost for the abortion drug Mifegymiso, which abortion groups claim is both the “gold standard” for reproductive health services and cheaper than surgical abortions. Most provincial governments will not fund drug regimens until the CDR gives its endorsement but New Brunswick ... (Continue reading)

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