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The Pill at 50

The Pill at 50

The so-called liberator of women has actually hurt them History The 1892 Criminal Code of Canada outlawed birth control, declaring it obscene and “tending to corrupt morals.” It also, however, left a clause that permitted the distribution of birth control if it was for the “public good.” The American Congress had already banned birth control information in 1873, citing the same reason. So what happened in the intervening years, between ... (Continue reading)

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Government offers anti-life alternative to C-484

On August 25, federal Justice Minister Rob Nicholson announced that the Conservative government would introduce its own bill to counter pro-abortion attacks on C-484, the Unborn Victims of Crime Act. Last year, Ken Epp (C-Edmonton Sherwood Park) introduced C-484 to recognize the unborn victims of violent crime committed against their pregnant mothers. Abortion advocates railed against the bill as a backdoor way of banning abortion despite the ... (Continue reading)

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UN fails to tackle real issues surrounding AIDS/HIV

UNAIDS held a high-level plenary meeting on HIV/AIDS at the UN Headquarters in New York, June 10-11. The meeting was convened as a follow-up to the Declaration of Engagement on HIV/AIDS and the 2006 Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS. The two-day meetings included a plenary meeting, panel discussions, an interactive civil society hearing and numerous side events. Interestingly, the event, co-sponsored by ... (Continue reading)

Plan B to be available on pharmacy shelves

A federal pharmacy advisory panel has recommended that the “morning-after” pill be available on store shelves instead of behind the counter. The move means women, including adolescents, will be able to purchase the high dose birth control pill without either a doctor’s prescription or a pharmacist’s oversight. The pill has been available ... (Continue reading)

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Ethical alternatives to fetal-line vaccines

Seattle-based AVM Biotechnology LLC announced it will provide ethical alternatives in the fields of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and vaccine development. Dr. Theresa Deisher, AVM Biotech research and development director, stated, “We will be working to bring commercially available, morally acceptable vaccines to the U.S. market and to use existing technology to produce new, morally certified vaccines. Revenues from the vaccine business will also further the research, development and commercialization of morally certified therapeutics in ... (Continue reading)

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Teen students subjected to pill and vaccine pushers

The Women’s Health Matters Forum & Expo 2008 was held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre Jan. 18-19. Hosted by the New Women’s College Hospital and sponsored by GM Canada, the Toronto Star and others, the event offered 40 seminars and was attended by 150 exhibitors with the theme of, “Linking Environmental Impacts and Women’s Health Issues.” A number of the presentations were of legitimate health value ... (Continue reading)

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Cancer society admits oral contraceptive-breast cancer link

In what may be a first, the Canadian Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute of Canada have admitted a link between oral contraceptives and breast cancer. In their 2007 Annual Stats report, an entire section was dedicated to the topic of breast cancer. According to the report, one in nine Canadian women will suffer breast cancer in her lifetime, accounting for 29 per cent of all cancers in women. But ... (Continue reading)

$300 million earmarked for HPV vaccine

In the March federal budget, the Conservative government earmarked $300 million for the provinces to purchase the controversial new HPV vaccination. Gardasil is a three-course vaccination produced by pharmaceutical giant Merck Frosst and is aimed at preventing the human papilloma virus, which causes cervical cancer in women The company recommends the vaccine for all girls between the ages of 9 and 26 ... (Continue reading)

Organ donation bill opposed

For the past year, there has been an increased push by some in the healthcare system, the media and political circles to convince Canadians to sign their organ donor cards. For others, such information campaigns are not enough, so Ontario MPP Peter Kormos (NDP) went so far as to draft a private member’s ... (Continue reading)

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Background on ‘harm reduction’

Supervised drug injection facilities, or “safe injection” sites, offer clean venues for the supervised intravenous abuse of illegal substances, reducing the sharing of needles and offering intervention for overdoses. These sites are intended to reduce HIV and hepatitis transmission, but do not necessarily stop addiction. •Such facilities are advocated by proponents of “harm reduction,” which is defined as a public health philosophy ... (Continue reading)

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Dion wants more ‘safe injection’ sites

Notwithstanding inconclusive evaluations of its success, Liberal party leader Stephane Dion has praised Vancouver’s supervised drug injection facility and promised that as prime minister, he would support mayors of other cities who want to establish similar projects. Relying on favourable information from the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS – including a notable study from November 2006 – Dion made ... (Continue reading)

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Raising awareness of ABC link

The first Sunday in October is a busy day in Canada. Most pro-lifers know it as Life Chain Sunday, but it is also the day that the CIBC sponsors Run ... (Continue reading)

Raising awareness of ABC link

The first Sunday in October is a busy day in Canada. Most pro-lifers know it as Life Chain Sunday, but it is also the day that the CIBC sponsors Run ... (Continue reading)

RU-486 kills again

On Sept. 17, the abortion drug RU-486 claimed its latest victim, a California teen. Well, that is not exactly true. Every day, hundreds of tiny, unborn ... (Continue reading)

ABC link is being suppressed by politics

The Summer 2003 Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons published a study that concluded the link between abortion and breast cancer has been suppressed or ignored by scientists, women's groups and the media because of their collective pro-abortion bias and out of a desire to further their own political purposes. The study, "The Abortion-Breast Cancer Link: How Politics Trumped Science and ... (Continue reading)

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