Abortion Rights

How One Woman Filming Her Abortion Could Change Everything

Toula Drimonis | Posted 07.08.2014 | Canada Living
Toula Drimonis

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.

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 ...

The Intellectual Dishonesty of Pro-Life Groups

Isabelle Côté | Posted 07.06.2014 | Canada Living
Isabelle Côté

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.

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 ...

How to Honour Morgentaler's Memory? By Continuing His Work

Terri Coles | Posted 07.30.2013 | Canada Living
Terri Coles

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.

Not All Abortions Are Born Equal

Daniel Alexandre Portoraro | Posted 05.27.2013 | Canada Politics
Daniel Alexandre Portoraro

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.

Don't Be So Quick to Declare Equality

Ryan Painter | Posted 04.21.2013 | Canada Living
Ryan Painter

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.

Pro-Choice or Pro-Life, Canada Needs a Clear Ruling on Abortion

Brent Rathgeber | Posted 11.26.2012 | Canada Politics
Brent Rathgeber

One of the most contentious issues facing the 41st Parliament is Motion 312. My feelings on the abortion issue are complex and have evolved over time. I have come to the conclusion after years of deliberation and inner debate that I am both Pro-Choice and Pro-Life.

Abortion Does Not Increase Risk Of Mental Health Issues: Research

CP | Maria Cheng, The Associated Press | Posted 02.07.2012 | Canada

LONDON - Abortion does not increase a woman's chance of developing mental health problems, according to a British health agency's review of dozens of ...

P.E.I.'s Barrier To Abortions Costing Province

CBC | Posted 01.22.2012 | Canada Living

The P.E.I. government needs to consider all the costs when making arguments about not providing abortion services in the province, says t...

The "Missing" Generation of Girls

John Laforet | Posted 01.09.2012 | Canada
John Laforet

It has been estimated that since the 1970s approximately 163 million girls have not been born due to sex selective abortions. In other words, couples waited until an ultrasound could determine the sex of the fetus and aborted because the fetus was female, resulting in 163 million girls not being born over the last 30 years.

Canadian Pro-Lifers Take a Page From Tea Party's Book

Jarrah Hodge | Posted 11.15.2011 | Canada
Jarrah Hodge

One of the most insulting aspects of this Campaign Life push to defund abortion is the idea that Canadians are too stupid to figure out that abortion is far cheaper for our health care system than forcing women to carry unwanted pregnancies to term.