Abortion Canada

The Facts About Abortion In Canada

CBC | Posted 07.07.2014 | Canada Living

The debate on Parliament Hill about restricting abortions has mostly calmed after two years of attempts to reopen the discussion. As the annual March ...

These Little Pills Are Poised To Fire Up The Abortion Debate Again

CBC | Posted 03.29.2014 | Canada Living

The abortion debate on Parliament Hill isn't likely to fade in 2014 as Health Canada is expected to decide whether to approve a drug that termin...

Best Abortion Options? Don't Look In Canada

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Canadian women lack access to the best known option for abortion, two reproductive medicine experts argued in a commentary published Monday ...

Media Bites: The Five Camps of Thought on Dr. Morgentaler

J.J. McCullough | Posted 08.03.2013 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg As Canadian historical figures go, Henry Morgentaler's relevance isn't hard to grasp. Since his death on Wednesday, the Canadian editorial pages have been chock-full of Morgentaler obituaries, with reactions running the full gamut. Basically there's five camps of thought.

Harper Silencing Anti-Abortion Protesters?

CBC | Posted 07.08.2013 | Canada Politics

Organizers of this year's March for Life events were on Parliament Hill Wednesday accusing Prime Minister Stephen Harper of shutting down any form of ...

Top Court Gives Woman Who Hid Dead Baby A New Trial

CBC | Posted 07.03.2013 | Canada

The Supreme Court of Canada agreed in a unanimous decision released today that a Toronto-area woman should face a trial on a charge of hiding the body...

The House of Horrors: A Foundation for Limits on Abortion

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 06.18.2013 | Canada Living
Diane Weber Bederman

Whenever I write or talk about abortion and mention the possibility of a slippery slope, I am told that the slippery slope discussion is a straw dog. There are rules after all! But rules are only as good as the people who follow them and the institutions that are set up to oversee them. There is an assumption of honesty and human goodness. In the case of the Philadelphia House of Horrors there was a breakdown on both fronts. Abortionist Dr. Gosnell has no ethical/moral core and the overseers in Philadelphia dropped the ball for 17 years. Anyone who assumes Gosnell's clinic is a one-off is blinded by ideology. Those who refuse to look at limits in abortion are stuck in the rut of Manichean thinking.

Harper's Dilemma

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.27.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Former MP Paul Szabo remembers the day he jammed a stick in the spokes of his own majority Liberal government's bill on reproductive technolo...

Tories Nip Abortion Motion In The Bud

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.21.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A Conservative MP's bid to have Parliament condemn the practice of sex-selective abortion has been short-circuited.A House of Commons sub-com...

Group Of Tory MPs Want Some Abortions Investigated As Homicides

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.02.2013 | Canada Politics

Prime Minister Stephen Harper says while some of his Conservative MPs may not agree, abortion is legal in Canada.Harper made the comments while under ...

25 Years Later, The Debate Still Rages

CP | Gerrit De Vynck, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.29.2013 | Canada

OTTAWA - Canadians don't want to revisit the age-old abortion debate, Canada's minister for the status of women said Monday as activists on both sides...

Generation Y: Politically Engaged and Enraged

Supriya Dwivedi | Posted 02.04.2013 | Canada Politics
Supriya Dwivedi

2012-11-19-slavkoaskingybanner.jpg The right-of-centre movement risks losing this entire generation of voters if it does not compromise on social issues that my cohort considers basic human rights. Millennials are a politically engaged generation. We know what is important to us, and what isn't. Perhaps it's about time politicians listened.

Tory MPs Keep Debate Alive

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.19.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - It's been two months since the House of Commons rejected a controversial abortion-related motion, but Conservative MPs are using a tried and ...

Spike In Canadian Support For Unrestricted Abortion

The Huffington Post Canada | Michael Bolen | Posted 11.19.2012 | Canada Politics

Support for unrestricted abortion is up significantly in the wake of a renewed debate over the issue in Canada and the United States, according to a n...

When Did Canadians Stop Believing in Discussion?

Tom Kott | Posted 12.29.2012 | Canada Politics
Tom Kott

A considerable number of attacks on freedom of speech and freedom of thought suggest that we are a much weaker country than we believe ourselves to be. We no longer value diversity but prefer assimilation. If you disagree with the consensus, you will suffer the wrath of the despotic majority.

Tory MP Rewards Convicted Anti-Abortion Activists With Jubilee Medals

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.23.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The tough-on-crime Conservative cabinet is taking a hands-off approach to a Diamond Jubilee medal being awarded to a repeat offender jailed f...

Harper's Not the Only One Taking Cues From God

Yoni Goldstein | Posted 12.12.2012 | Canada Politics
Yoni Goldstein

Harper Conservatives have established religion as a basis from which to establish and alter policy. But I highly suspect the Christian right isn't alone in aspiring to have the power to decide where trangendered people are allowed to pee and poop, and it is most certainly not the only religious sect hell-bent on controlling the abortion debate.

WATCH: Tory MP Pushes New Abortion Motion On Day Of The Girl

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.11.2012 | Canada Politics

Tory MP Mark Warawa is taking time on the UN's first-ever International Day of the Girl to promote his Motion 408 to condemn sex-selective abortion. ...

3 Ont. Tories Sponsor Conference To 'Defund' Abortions

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.10.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario's Liberal government accused the Progressive Conservatives Wednesday of trying to reopen the abortion debate after three Tories spon...

Cabinet Cracks On Definition Of Life Vote

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.25.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The prime minister was among the majority of MPs that helped defeat a Conservative MP's pro-life motion Wednesday, but ten of Stephen Harper'...

He's Set To Vote Yes

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.24.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Immigration Minister Jason Kenney says he plans to vote in favour of a controversial pro-life motion later this week.Kenney, a devout Roman C...

WATCH: Mysterious Uterus Video Mocks Tories

The Huffington Post Canada | Michael Bolen | Posted 09.24.2012 | Canada Politics

The political debate over abortion in Canada has been serious business over the last few months, but a new video is giving a lighter take on Conservat...

Tory MPs Clash With Opposition Over Definition Of Life

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.21.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A handful of Conservatives rallied behind MP Stephen Woodworth's final bid Friday to have Parliament study the definition of a human being, a...

LOOK: Anti-Abortion Postcards Flood MP Mailroom

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.18.2012 | Canada Politics

A flood of postcards supporting MP Stephen Woodworth's Motion 312 to study the definition of life has slowed Parliament's mailroom to a crawl, accordi...

MP Makes Final Push For Debate On When Life Begins

CBC | Posted 11.17.2012 | Canada Politics

The question of whether to have a debate on when human life begins will face the House of Commons again Friday as Conservative MP Stephen Woodworth's ...