Abortion Debate Canada

Harper Takes Shot At Trudeau Over Abortion Stance

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.15.2014 | Canada Politics

NEW MARYLAND, N.B. - The prime minister says he has no plans to reopen the abortion debate after the Liberals asked Ottawa to intervene to determine w...

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 terminates ...

Sex-Selective Abortion Key To Protest

CBC | Posted 07.09.2013 | Canada Politics

Politicians, activists and others who want to see limits on abortion are using new arguments to make their case, adopting language usually used by hum...

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 ...

My Motion Got Stuck on One Word: "Abortion"

Stephen Woodworth | Posted 12.02.2012 | Canada Politics
Stephen Woodworth

The word "abortion" seemed to cast a hypnotic spell over MPs who spoke against Motion 312 in the Parliamentary debate, causing them to suspend thoughtful analysis and abandon time-honoured Canadian values and institutions. Canadians across our land are beginning to realize the damage to our democratic institutions and principles being done by those whose single-minded, intransigent and extreme preoccupation with protecting our abortion practices leads to abandon essential Canadian ideals.

Abortion, Immigration Debates Test Limits Of Dialogue

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.30.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The right for MPs to say and discuss almost anything they want is one of the central privileges of Parliament, but a couple of divisive debat...

Rona Ambrose's Vote Sucker-Punched Women

Colleen Westendorf | Posted 11.28.2012 | Canada Politics
Colleen Westendorf

Wednesday evening was a perilous moment for every person with a uterus in Canada and elsewhere. In a country where we are applauded for not having legal restrictions on abortion, Parliament voted on M312, which was defeated 203-91. Though the motion claimed to be in the interest of equality for everyone, nowhere did the word woman, womb, fetus, uterus, or (heaven forbid) vagina appear in the motion. The person who should have been fighting the hardest Wednesday night was the Minister for the Status of Women, Rona Ambrose. Instead she sucker-punched everyone in this country who hopes and expects to be treated in accordance with their charter rights and as a person, by voting yes.

Will Abortion Stance Make Him A Star?

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

OTTAWA - Whether or not Stephen Woodworth's pro-life motion passes Wednesday in the House of Commons, the Conservative backbencher will have sparked m...

Reopening Abortion Debate A Step Backwards: Ex-MPs

CBC | Posted 07.13.2012 | Canada Politics

Four former Quebec MPs are joining forces to fight a private member's motion calling for further study on when human life begins. The ex-M...

Anti-Abortion Rally Shuts Down Ottawa Streets

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.10.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Thousands of people marched through the streets of Ottawa on Thursday in an annual protest to end legalized abortions.Throngs of teenagers, g...

Anti-Abortionists To Harper: This Debate Isn't Over

CBC | Posted 07.09.2012 | Canada Politics

Anti-abortion activists say they have a message for Prime Minister Stephen Harper as they gather today for an annual demonstration on Parliament Hill:...

MPs Denounce Motion To Study When Life Begins

CBC | Posted 06.26.2012 | Canada Politics

International Cooperation Minister Bev Oda is now reimbursing taxpayers for the car and driver she hired during a trip abroad after saying earlier in ...

Harper Says He'll Vote Against Abortion-Related Motion

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.25.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Thursday he'll vote against a motion introduced by one of his MPs that has reignited the national abortion...

MPs Set To Debate Abortion Rights

CBC | Posted 06.25.2012 | Canada Politics

Abortion rights are at the centre of a debate set for this afternoon as MPs consider whether to hold a special committee to look at when human life be...

Pro-Lifers Hijacking Liberals Party?

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.09.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Some federal Liberals fear single-issue pro-lifers are trying to hijack their weakened party.Their fears have been stoked by the apparent re-...