Canada Abortion

What You Need To Know About Birth Control

Lyba Spring | Posted 04.18.2016 | 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 04.14.2016 | 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 04.11.2016 | 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 03.18.2016 | 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 02.23.2016 | Canada Parents
TamilCulture

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 02.11.2016 | 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 01.12.2016 | 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 09.27.2015 | 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.

The Truth Behind Planned Parenthood Canada's Disappearing Donations

Andrea Mrozek | Posted 09.09.2015 | Canada Living
Andrea Mrozek

Planned Parenthood supports abortion, yes, but this is not newly divisive. So, what could it be? Why specifically now would Planned Parenthood donations diminish? This a question they would rather let fade into obscurity -- A group calling themselves the Center for Medical Progress began releasing an investigative sting operation into the practices of Planned Parenthood south of the border. Two actors posing as buyers of organs for research purposes got undercover video allegedly showing that Planned Parenthood in the USA engages in the sale of fetal hearts, livers, kidneys and heads ("calvarium") for profit.

Pope Says Priests Can Forgive Abortions During Jubilee Year

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 09.02.2015 | Canada Living

This Jubilee Year of Mercy is meant to be one of compassion.

Planned Parenthood in Canada Is Under Attack Too

Lauren Dobson-Hughes | Posted 08.26.2015 | Canada Living
Lauren Dobson-Hughes

You've heard of the recent attacks on women's healthcare in the States, but in Canada, we're feeling the impact too. For 50 years, Planned Parenthood Ottawa has been there for our community, providing unbiased counselling, education, advice and support. But it's become increasingly hard to do our work. Planned Parenthood is under attack, by people who oppose healthcare for women and the trans community, who don't want youth to get the education they need, and who dedicate themselves to cutting our funding every way they can.

Tory MP Says Scientists 'Failed' Women With Abortion Pill Approval

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 07.31.2015 | Canada Politics

"This decision is wrong on many levels," David Anderson said.

Everything You Need To Know About The Abortion Pill That's Coming To Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 07.30.2015 | Canada Living

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 pil...

3 Years Later, Most Women Don't Regret Having Had An Abortion

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 07.15.2015 | Canada Living

Feeling guilt, sadness or anger afterwards is different than regretting the decision entirely.

No Province Should Deny Women Abortions

Sandeep Prasad | Posted 06.04.2015 | Canada Living
Sandeep Prasad

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

Criminalizing Abortion Will Only Make It Unsafe

Isabelle Côté | Posted 05.13.2016 | Canada Living
Isabelle Côté

Let's remind ourselves that inaccessible abortion services do not eliminate abortions. The choice, or even necessity to terminate a pregnancy is a reality. Criminalizing abortion can lead to unsafe and potentially life-threatening options for many women in disadvantaged situations.

Stephen Harper Does Not Really Care About Women

Davide Mastracci | Posted 05.12.2015 | Canada Politics
Davide Mastracci

On February 12, Harper vowed to appeal a federal court ruling that would allow Muslim women to wear a niqab during citizenship ceremonies. Speaking to the press about the matter, Harper said, "That is not the way we do things." He added that, "This is a society that is transparent, open and where people are equal, and I think we find that offensive." This is a classic example of opportunistic feminism, which so many white men like to make use of from time to time.

Health Canada's Abortion Pill Decision Taking Twice As Long As Usual

The Huffington Post Canada | Joanna Adams | Posted 12.24.2014 | Canada Living

Health Canada is taking its time to finalize their decision on whether the abortion pill should be accessible for Canadians. In fact, the regulato...

Giant Pro-Choice Group Comes Together In Canada

CBC | Posted 01.13.2015 | Canada Living

Three pro-choice groups in Canada are merging to try to increase their reach and influence on issues related to sexual and reproductive rights. The ...

The Story Behind His Abortion Policy

CBC | Laura Payton | Posted 11.21.2014 | Canada Politics

Justin Trudeau paused, looked over the heads of reporters, and started to respond three times before finally spitting out the surprise announcement th...

The Most Refreshing Stance On Abortion We've Seen In A While

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 09.22.2014 | Canada Living

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...

The Minister of Health Must Act to Protect Women's Rights

Niki Ashton | Posted 09.19.2014 | Canada Politics
Niki Ashton

With the New Brunswick Morgentaler Clinic closure last week, New Democrats urge the Minister of Health to work directly with her provincial counterparts in New Brunswick to ensure that safe access to abortion services is publicly available.

University of Calgary Abortion Display Verdict Not a Victory for Free Speech

Samuel Mosonyi | Posted 08.27.2014 | Canada Alberta
Samuel Mosonyi

The University of Calgary recently reversed the guilty verdict of seven pro-life students who were found guilty of non-academic misconduct for setting up a display with graphic photos comparing abortion to the Holocaust and the Rwandan Genocide. The court decision has been heralded by some as being a victory for free speech on campus. But it's not.

Guess What Group Doesn't Hate Trudeau's Abortion Stance: Women

Sandy Garossino | Posted 08.02.2014 | Canada Politics
Sandy Garossino

An overwhelmingly male echo-chamber of pundits, scholars, theologians, Catholic clergy and politicians is in an uproar, because Justin Trudeau directed the Liberal Party to adopt the status quo ante on women's health that has been settled law in Canada for decades. And who's not howling with outrage at Justin Trudeau's audacity in supporting women's access to abortion, or wringing their hands at his shocking breach of parliamentary conventions? Women, that's who.