Articles Tagged ‘abortion law’

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Documentary on Maritimes parrots activist lines

Documentary on Maritimes parrots activist lines

Vice reporter Sarah Ratchford prepares to go undercover posing as a woman seeking an abortion at a crisis pregnancy centre. A documentary by the online magazine Vice Canada claims it is difficult for women to obtain abortions in Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. The 33-minute video, titled, “Abortion Access in the Maritimes,” and available free online, bills itself as an investigative report by Sarah Ratchford, but it appears to ... (Continue reading)

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Campagne Quebec Vie to challenge bubble zone in Montreal

Following its move to a new Montreal location, Montreal’s Morgentaler abortion facility needs a new injunction to prevent pro-lifers from demonstrating near the abortuary, and Campagne Quebec Vie plans to fight it. For 25 years Quebec pro-lifers have picketed across the street but when the Morgentaler Clinic moved to a new location, next door to the Femina abortuary, CQV demonstrators showed up at the doorstep. The Morgentaler Clinic has secured a provisional injunction but are set to argue for a so-called ... (Continue reading)

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Debate stifled on N.B. abortion regulations

Debate stifled on N.B. abortion regulations

Conservative MLA Dorothy Shephard tried to get new permissive abortion regulations debated. On Dec. 18, the New Brunswick legislature did not debate a motion put forward by Progressive Conservative MLA and status of women critic Dorothy Shephard (Saint John Lancaster), calling on the government to delay implementing “any changes to abortion services” until they could be debated in the provincial ... (Continue reading)

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Newfoundland Health Minister will consider expanding abortion access

Newfoundland Health Minister will consider expanding abortion access

Newfoundland Health Minister Steve Kent says he will expand abortion services if women or doctors ask for it. There are about 1,000 surgical abortions committed in Newfoundland and Labrador each year, all them carried out in two facilities in the capital, St. John’s. Health and Community Services Minister Steve Kent said he would ... (Continue reading)

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Mississauga woman charged with hiding baby’s body acquitted because abortion is legal

A woman charged with leaving the body of her full-term baby daughter wrapped in a plastic bag on her apartment balcony in 2006 was found to be within her legal rights by an Ontario judge. Justice Toni Skarica of the Ontario Superior Court ruled there was a “reasonable possibility” that the mother killed her daughter before birth and then self-aborted before concealing her body. “The practical effect of the law, as I interpret it, is that any woman can destroy her ... (Continue reading)

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Abortion becomes issue in New Brunswick election

Abortion becomes issue in New Brunswick election

Despite besting the provincial Progressive Conservatives by nine percentage points (43 per cent compared to 34) in the Sept. 22 New Brunswick election, the Liberals eked out a bare majority, leading in 27 ridings in the 49-seat provincial legislature. The Tories took 21 and the Green Party won a Fredericton riding. The focus of the election was, of course, the economy and the environment and how to best create jobs. ... (Continue reading)

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Abortion funding part of New Brunswick election

Abortion funding part of New Brunswick election

When the New Brunswick provincial campaign was formally launched on August 18, all three party leaders agreed the Sept. 22 election would be decided on economic issues. But in the months leading up to the dropping of the writ, abortion funding had become a hot political issue because the Morgentaler Clinic in Fredericton announced it was closing due to it being excluded from taxpayer funding of abortion in the ... (Continue reading)

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Supreme Court unanimously strikes down Massachusetts abortion buffer zone law

The Supreme Court of the United States has unanimously struck down a Massachusetts law establishing a buffer zone around abortion facilities. The justices’ 9-0 ruling in McCullen v. Coakley reverses the First Circuit Court of Appeals decision upholding the law, which barred sidewalk counselors from setting foot within 35 feet of abortion facilities statewide. The 34-page ruling, written by Chief Justice John Roberts, said the statute went too far by forbidding pro-life advocates from engaging in free speech on “a public way ... (Continue reading)

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An unchartered ‘right’

Perhaps the most surprising detail that emerged from Justin Trudeau’s spontaneous, undemocratic pronouncement about the commitment to abortion which future Liberal candidates must espouse is his evident ignorance about the Charter of Rights and Freedoms which his own father shepherded into Canadian law. In his zeal to build a party that, in his words, is both “the party of the Charter” and “resolutely pro-choice,” he failed to confirm if the two were actually related. In fact, they are not. Abortion is ... (Continue reading)

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Canada one of four countries with total abortion-on-demand

Canada is one of four countries in the world that have no restrictions on abortion according to a new study from an American pro-life organization. Gestational Limits on Abortion in the United States Compared to International Norms, a new report by Angelina Baglini of the Charlotte Lozier Institute, compares the gestational limits on abortion in the United States to the limits in 198 other countries, independent states, and regions. The other countries with no limits on abortion are China, North Korea, and ... (Continue reading)

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How Roe was decided

How Roe was decided

Abuse of Discretion: The Inside Story of Roe v. Wade by Clarke D. Forsythe (Encounter, $31, 477 pages) In Abuse of Discretion: The Inside Story of Roe v. Wade, Clarke D. Forsythe has written an insightful and original book on the infamous 1973 decision that legalized abortion in all nine months throughout the United States, and the lesser known companion decision Doe v. Bolton, which permitted abortion restrictions as long ... (Continue reading)

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The lessons of C-43

The lessons of C-43

The Canadian Press obtained 20-year-old cabinet meeting minutes on the Mulroney abortion bill, C-43. The 83 pages of documents reveal a cabinet split into various factions on how to best deal with the aftermath of the Morgentaler decision, which sent the abortion issue back to Parliament if it chose to deal with it. The recently declassified documents were obtained by CP through the Access to Information Act and for ... (Continue reading)

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Mary Wagner, abortion staff testify

Mary Wagner, abortion staff testify

At her trial for mischief and failing to comply with probation order, Mary Wagner (pictured above) testified that she felt justified approaching women ... (Continue reading)

West Virginia abortionist sued after alleged forced abortion

Lawyers from the Family Policy Council of West Virginia and Alliance Defending Freedom are suing abortionist Rodney Lee Stephens and his facility in West Virginia on behalf of a victim of a forced abortion that left the baby’s head in her uterus. Itai Gravely, 26, was scheduled to undergo an abortion at the Women’s Health Center of West Virginia on April 19, 2012, but revoked her consent at the beginning of the procedure because she was experiencing severe pain. She ... (Continue reading)

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Government creates exceptions to Irish abortion ban

Government creates exceptions  to Irish abortion ban

Pro-lifers concerned ‘suicide’ will be used to permit broad abortion license Lucinda Creighton resigned as Minister of European Affairs after opposing her government's liberalization of Ireland's abortion law. Irish lawmakers have passed a bill liberalizing Ireland’s abortion ban by a 127-31 vote. On July 12, the TDs (Irish ... (Continue reading)

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