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The Week In Review: Between Ariel Castro and Tory Backbenchers, We Can't Avoid an Abortion Debate

The prosecutor in the Cleveland kidnappings case has revealed that he may seek aggravated murder charges against the alleged captor, Ariel Castro, because Castro is accused of repeatedly beating and starving one of the women in order to force several miscarriages. This particular detail has caused quite the stir because it casts a fetus in the role of a murder victim, which makes many pro-choice advocates profoundly uncomfortable. I think it's for the same reasons that expressing opposition to sex-selective abortion raises such anxiety here in Canada: It forces people to focus on the fetus rather than the mother.
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Sex-Selective Abortion Key To Protest

Politicians, activists and others who want to see limits on abortion are using new arguments to make their case, adopting language usually used by human rights advocates. Terms like "gendercide" — ab...
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Warawa's Mind Is Made Up

Conservative MP Mark Warawa says he'll announce tomorrow whether he will appeal to the House over a decision that killed his anti-abortion motion, as some MPs continue to back his appeal to the Speake...
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Tory Caucus Unrest Not Calming Down

OTTAWA - If Prime Minister Stephen Harper was hoping the Easter break would quiet down his restless caucus, a fresh group of MPs made it clear Thursday they're not letting their grievances drop so fas...
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Harper's Dilemma

OTTAWA - Former MP Paul Szabo remembers the day he jammed a stick in the spokes of his own majority Liberal government's bill on reproductive technologies by getting opposition help on 76 amendments.W...
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'Muzzled' Tories Make Progress

OTTAWA - There are few quiet moments in a House of Commons committee, but one pregnant pause spoke volumes about the tensions and discomfort on Parliament Hill.It came on a day when Conservative MPs w...
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Tories Nip Abortion Motion In The Bud

OTTAWA - A Conservative MP's bid to have Parliament condemn the practice of sex-selective abortion has been short-circuited.A House of Commons sub-committee that oversees private members' business has...