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The findings highlight a strong link between abortion laws and safety.
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Alissa Golob wants to bring Canada’s anti-abortion movement into 2017.
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"I still wonder who that child would have been."
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Women throughout Ireland are denied access to safe, free, and legal abortions, as abortion is illegal and criminalized throughout the island of Ireland. This includes Northern Ireland which is a part of the United Kingdom. Firstly the hypocrisy of this scenario must be pointed out.
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The high level of cooperation between Canada and the United States over many decades has deeply intertwined our two countries and preserving Canada's long-held partnership with the United States will no doubt be at the top of Prime Minister Trudeau's to-do list in Washington. But he must be clear in sharing the message that mutual observance and commitment to upholding human rights must be at the very centre of the special bond between Canada and the United States. Worryingly, President Trump has so far given much reason to believe that regard for human rights is not high on his own to-do list.
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The minister aims to "compensate this financial setback as much as possible.''
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He says it's time for free and open debate on the issue.
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That this presidency could have serious impacts on reproductive rights in the U.S. is clear. But another serious concern is the global impact the election will have; the U.S. is the biggest donor for reproductive health in developing countries. This could mean the closure of organizations and clinics that provide life-saving services.
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Being an adult, a parent, grandparent, caregiver, teacher or other adult who interacts with children is very hard work. If we are doing our job, we must tread in dangerous waters. How can we do this in a diverse and multi-layered society? Can we nurture, protect and educate children, all at the same time?
A key part of being feminist is respecting all people's choices about their own bodies. While a gender-balanced cabinet is a step in the right direction, there is no such thing as gender equality without bodily autonomy. If women aren't able to make decisions about their own bodies, equality is null and void.
Times they are a-changing when it comes to views on abortion rights.
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While still unproven, the Zika virus, mild for many who get it, appears to cause a severe fetal abnormality -- microcephaly -- in which an infant's head doesn't develop properly in the womb and causes brain damage. The rate of microcephaly in Brazil is suddenly 20 times above average and that rise appears to coincide with Zika outbreaks.
People across Canada and globally choose to end pregnancies for many different reasons. What's important is that they have options to safely carry out the decision they have made. While there are still major barriers, in Canada at last, these options are expanding. Or they will, if outdated Health Canada policies don't threaten to limit accessibility to medicine this country sorely needs.
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Abortion stigma is fueled by myths. Myths that place safe, legal and accessible care and services out of reach for people worldwide and deny those who are weighing their options the evidence-based and judgment free information they need to make the choice that is right for them.
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Last night The Huffington Post Canada revealed that Canada will soon be one of nearly 60 countries to allow the use of the controversial 'abortion pill' RU-486. It's a huge milestone for pro-choice lo...
OTTAWA — Health Canada has approved the use of the abortion pill RU-486, The Huffington Post Canada has learned. RU-486, also known as mifepristone, will be allowed for use in Canada but can be obtain...
Feeling guilt, sadness or anger afterwards is different than regretting the decision entirely.
In the recent P.E.I. case, the woman, who had been advised to seek ER medical attention by the province's emergency information telephone service and who had begun to experience cramps and bleeding while waiting, was told by the ER physician to go out-of-province, to Halifax, if she wanted to receive the necessary post-abortion care -- Halifax is over 300 km away, with a round-trip bus ticket costing over $100.00. Restricted access to abortion, compounded with physicians who do not fulfill their professional duty to provide patients with timely and effective referrals or necessary service in emergency cases, creates life-threatening situations that could otherwise be avoided
At a time when it can feel like women's rights are being determined by people who aren't, frankly, affected by them, one Canadian politician is taking a hard line stance — 100 per cent in favour of a...
OTTAWA - Justin Trudeau says he trusts doctors to deal with the practice of gender selective abortion that is thought to be common among some ethnic communities.But the Liberal leader says the issue d...
The federal New Democrats appear to be doubling down on their bid to put Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau on the spot over his party's position on abortion. Last week, NDP status of women critic Ni...
A young woman's recent decision to film her abortion and share it with the world has been making headlines lately and, over the course of the past few days, I've observed the puzzled, horrified, and downright hateful reactions of many on my social networks. But the more I saw the hate, the more I realized that what Emily Letts did was pretty ground-breaking and unbelievably brave. Letts isn't celebrating abortion. She's simply demystifying a procedure that most people have been conditioned to avoid talking about, and by doing so, removing all the shame and fear associated with it.
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Justin Trudeau's decree that all future candidates wanting to run as part of his team must be prepared to vote pro-choice in the House of Commons is a step in the right direction for the Liberal Party...
The debate on Parliament Hill about restricting abortions has mostly calmed after two years of attempts to reopen the discussion. As the annual March for Life protest against the lack of restrictions...
OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau says none of his new candidates will support anti-abortion positions. The Liberal leader told reporters Wednesday that anyone interested in running for the Liberal Party of Can...
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Every year, thousands of individuals and groups walk through the streets of Ottawa in order to condemn the right to abortion and to highlight its alleged immorality. Taking with them busloads of catholic school students from all across Ontario, on May 8, their large crowds will ensure a national visibility. However, the means they use to get their message heard are highly problematic. It seems important to expose the intellectual dishonesty of pro-life supporters and the danger of their arguments for women's rights in Canada and all over the world.
TORONTO - Canadian women lack access to the best known option for abortion, two reproductive medicine experts argued in a commentary published Monday by the Canadian Medical Association.The authors sa...
It is encouraging that Canadian women feel so certain of their reproductive freedom that they are comfortable, but we can't allow comfort to become complacency. Dr. Morgentaler fought to help women obtain the rights over their own bodies that they deserved. Let's honour his memory by keeping his activism moving. Young Canadians might be surprised to learn that it was just a quarter of a century ago that abortion was fully legalized in this country, thanks in significant part to the efforts of Dr. Morgentaler. And so a history lesson is in order, in order for us to appreciate just how recently the rights we assume as irreversible were granted.
There is no justification for aborting a fetus because one simply doesn't like its sex. Unfortunately, however, those who often elect to have abortions based on the sex of the fetus do not do so out of whimsy; rather, their decision is based upon cultural backwardness. These types of abortions do nothing to strengthen cultures. They weaken them, and allow them to continue to operate in a barbarically chauvinistic mindset that might have had its time in the Middle Ages, but today, is absolutely repugnant; especially in Canada.
The problem with liberal feminism is it's only able to focus on the successes of well-off, middle- and upper-class women to the exclusion of others. The focus of such a theory is to place women in the positions of typical male dominance, thus erring in assuming that these roles will reflect the equality of our society.