Canada Abortion

Meet The Young ‘Pro-Lifer' Trying To Sway The Tory Leadership Race

HuffPost Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 04.30.2017 | Canada Politics

Alissa Golob wants to bring Canada’s anti-abortion movement into 2017.

Video Shown To Alberta High School Class Compared Abortion To Holocaust

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.11.2017 | Canada Alberta

Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools says it was meant to teach students respect for human life as explained in Catholic teachings.

What It's Like To Have An Abortion, By 4 People Who Have Had One

The Huffington Post Canada | Kayla Greaves | Posted 03.31.2017 | Canada Living

"I still wonder who that child would have been."

Planned Parenthood Releases Abortion Explainer Videos

The Huffington Post Canada | Kayla Greaves | Posted 03.21.2017 | Canada Living

Time to get educated.

Don't Forget Ireland's Women's Rights Issues This St. Patrick's Day

Samantha Pinter-Thompson | Posted 03.17.2017 | Canada Living
Samantha Pinter-Thompson

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.

Abortion Debate Poisoned By 'Pro-Choice' And 'Pro-Life' Labels

James Di Fiore | Posted 03.10.2017 | Canada Living
James Di Fiore

Abortion is probably the most divisive, complex issue in modern times. Perhaps, by erasing the pro-choice/pro-life labels, we can succumb to a more rational, less polarized dialogue where demonization becomes a relic from the past.

Netherlands To Counter Trump With Global Abortion Fund

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 01.25.2017 | Canada Politics

The minister aims to "compensate this financial setback as much as possible.''

Being Denied An Abortion Is Worse For Mental Health Than Having One

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 12.16.2016 | Canada Living

Another myth busted.

Let's Meet Donald Trump's Presidential Team

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 12.13.2016 | Canada Politics
Fransi Weinstein

I'm just going to come right out and say it: I think Americans have a lot to be concerned about unless, among other things, they don't care about their freedom to choose and their basic human rights. Have you been paying attention to Donald Trump's nominees? Do you know what they believe in and stand for? I have been keeping up with his picks and their platforms. And let me tell you, unless I was an affluent, white, heterosexual, conservative Christian man, I'd be more than a little nervous.

Tory Leadership Hopeful Vows Action Against Sex-Selective Abortion

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.11.2016 | Canada Politics

He says it's time for free and open debate on the issue.

Trump's Presidency May Have A Global Impact On Reproductive Rights

Sandeep Prasad | Posted 12.07.2016 | Canada Politics
Sandeep Prasad

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.

What You Should Know About Nail Salons And Reproductive Health

Lyba Spring | Posted 11.21.2016 | Canada Living
Lyba Spring

Many workers in nail salons have heard stories about friends who had trouble getting pregnant or who had multiple miscarriages. Ideally, nail salon technicians should be able to plan their pregnancies for times when they are not working. But one of the reasons they work in these risky entry level jobs is because they have to.

Ryan Maloney

'Preborn Children' Bill Linked To Tragedy Spurs Difficult Debate | Ryan Maloney | Posted 10.04.2016 | Canada Politics

“There are two options to a woman’s choice. You can’t just protect one.”

Censoring Pro-Life Campus Club Flies In The Face Of Free Speech

John Carpay | Posted 08.12.2016 | Canada Living
John Carpay

The student union is now being sued because it continues to insist on banning the peaceful expression of pro-life opinion at Brandon University. BUSU claims that the pro-life message makes some students feel "uncomfortable."

Althia Raj

Abortion Pill Company Wants Restrictions Lifted In Canada | Althia Raj | Posted 07.23.2016 | Canada Politics

RU-486 is expected to be available this fall.

It Should Not Matter If It Is A Girl Or A Boy

Her Magazine | Posted 06.02.2016 | Canada Parents
Her Magazine

I do not presume to know what goes on in a woman's mind before she undergoes a sex-selective abortion. I think that a woman who is making a decision about sex-selective abortion should receive counselling to ensure that the decision is hers alone and she knows her options.

What You Need To Know About Birth Control

Lyba Spring | Posted 04.19.2017 | Canada Living
Lyba Spring

Despite our best efforts as sex educators, although we have been teaching specifics about female fertility for decades, it still seems to remains a mystery -- not only to those who want to plan a pregnancy -- but also to those who are trying to use their knowledge of fertility as a method of contraception.

Canada Is A Complicit Partner In Sex-Selection Abortion

Andrea Mrozek | Posted 04.15.2017 | Canada Parents
Andrea Mrozek

As defenders of women's rights, we need to begin to recognize that equality for women has a ways to go precisely because we offer women abortion as an easy solution. We love the idea of empowering women. Yet oddly we preach that young women cannot be fully fledged members of society if they don't function as men do.

Abortion May Be Behind Skewed Boy-Girl Ratio, Canadian Study Finds

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.12.2017 | Canada Parents

The skewed ratio has existed for at least two decades and can be seen across the country.

Trudeau Must Put Pro-Choice Into The Budget

Sandeep Prasad | Posted 03.19.2017 | Canada Politics
Sandeep Prasad

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.

More Canadians Than Ever Support A Woman's Right To Choose

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 02.25.2016 | Canada Living

Times they are a-changing when it comes to views on abortion rights.

As A Tamil Man, I Suffered In Silence During Our Unwanted Pregnancy

TamilCulture | Posted 02.23.2017 | Canada Parents

As Tamils, we find unwed pregnancy to be such a crime that it restricts those who need someone to lean on in times of despair. I had no one I could go to.My partner did not want anyone to know. From the day we found out we were pregnant to months after we had aborted the child, I had to keep all of my emotions to myself.

When Will Governments Stop Targeting Women's Bodies?

Sandeep Prasad | Posted 02.11.2017 | Canada Living
Sandeep Prasad

Last week, the United States Center for Disease Control issued a warning directed specifically to women about alcohol consumption. Shortly after, a report published by the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada stated that "women can be more vulnerable to sexual assault or other violence when drinking beyond their capacity" -- neglecting to include any warnings for men or specify anything about the actual perpetrators of sexual violence. Let's talk about that.

How One Drug Could Change Abortion Access In Canada

Sandeep Prasad | Posted 01.11.2017 | Canada
Sandeep Prasad

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.

There Are Still Many Barriers to Abortion in Canada

Sandeep Prasad | Posted 09.27.2016 | Canada Living
Sandeep Prasad

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.