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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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Gendercide motion deemed non-votable, mini revolt ensues

Mark Warawa did not take the decision to nix his private member’s motion condemning sex-selective abortion laying down. After the sub-committee on private member’s business deemed M-408 non-votable on March 21 claiming the House of Commons already dealt with a similar issue earlier this Parliament and that it infringed on provincial jurisdiction, the Langley, British Columbia, Conservative MP attempted to speak about his bill on the House floor but was prevented from doing so by Chief Government Whip Gordon O’Connor. It ... (Continue reading)

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M-408 deemed non-votable

MP Mark Warawa’s motion to condemn sex-selection abortion was declared non-votable March 21 in the ongoing joint effort by Canada’s Conservative government and opposition parties to keep the abortion debate out of Parliament. The question was brought up unexpectedly at the Sub-Committee on Private Members’ Business on the day the government released its budget for 2013, meaning parliamentary reporters are “locked up” and unavailable to report on the issue. The sub-committee vote, believed to be at the instigation of the Prime Minister’s ... (Continue reading)

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Gestational limits are unwise

Some nine months after our in-depth examination of the issue of gestational limits to abortion, we continue to receive correspondence on the issue. We don’t want to beat a dead horse because our position is well-known: aside from the semantic and philosophical arguments for or against gestational or other time limits on abortion, The Interim does not think this flawed incremental approach works. That is, by the standard of our critics – pragmatism – gestational limits fail. We have no illusion ... (Continue reading)

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Cuomo’s abortion extremism

I've written here before about Governor Andrew Cuomo's aggressive attempt to make New York State the most pro-abortion state in America and S438-2013. National Review Online editorializes against Cuomo's abortion-expanding Reproductive Health Act: The anodyne-sounding “Reproductive Health Act” is a very bad proposal indeed. Where it regulates, it regulates the wrong parties in the wrong way. But it also deregulates with equal disregard: It would among other things allow persons other than physicians to perform abortions. That ... (Continue reading)

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Ireland death used to promote abortion may not be abortion-related

The reporter who broke the story that set off a storm of worldwide criticism of Ireland’s abortion laws is questioning Praveen Halappanavar’s account of the death of his wife, Savita. Kitty Holland reported in the Nov. 14 edition of the Irish Times that Praveen claimed his wife requested an abortion and was denied one because the child had a heartbeat and “this is a Catholic country.” Although the article stated that Savita died of septicaemia and E. coli ESBL, the ... (Continue reading)

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New York’s pro-abortion extremism

The New York state senate will consider S438-2013, legislation proposed to expand abortion services in the Empire State, and supported by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who will likely run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016. Cardinal Timothy Dolan has condemned the bill and the Catholic Conference has issued a document with point-by-point criticism of the bill. According to Americans United for Life, NY already is among the states with the most permissive abortion laws. ... (Continue reading)

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Irish tragedy leads media to promote abortion

The death of a pregnant woman has led to international media coverage as abortion advocates condemn Ireland’s ban on abortion. Savita Halappanavar died on Oct. 28 at University College Hospital in Galway from septicaemia after a miscarriage. The case is now being investigated by the hospital and Ireland’s Health and Safety Executive. Halappanavar’s husband, Praveen, told the media that on Oct. 20, his wife had experienced back pain and asked if the baby could be aborted. The request was denied. The ... (Continue reading)

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MP introduces motion condemning sex-selective abortion

MP introduces motion condemning sex-selective abortion

Mark Warawa wants Parliament to condemn gendercide. On Sept. 26, immediately following the defeat of M-312 in a House vote, Conservative MP Mark Warawa (Langley) announced he would introduce Motion 408 which condemns sex-selective abortion, which will likely come up for debate in early 2013. Warawa, an MP since 2004, introduced his motion on a topic that has garnered increased media attention over the past year, with the Society of Obstetricians ... (Continue reading)

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M-312 defeated 203-91

On Sept. 26, four Liberal MPs and more than half the Conservative caucus, including 10 members of the government, voted for M-312, Stephen Woodworth’s private member’s motion calling for a debate on the beginning of human life. Woodworth, a Conservative MP from Kitchener Centre, hoped to launch a special committee to re-examine section 223 of Canada’s Criminal Code, which stipulates that a child only becomes a human being once he or she has fully proceeded from the womb. While pro-life leaders ... (Continue reading)

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Youth exceeds goal of 100,000 Letters for Life

Youth exceeds goal of 100,000 Letters for Life

Alexandra Jezierski organized Letters for Life A Grade 12 student achieved her goal of sending 100,000 letters to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and MPs asking them to support Motion-312. Alexandra Jezierski from Kingsville, Ont., launched the campaign to support MP Stephen Woodworth’s private members motion that would start a debate on when human life begins. Her inspiration was the Teenage Life Club in the United States, a group of teenage girls aiming ... (Continue reading)

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