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Proposed Anti-Abortion Measure in Canada Lacks Support

September 18, 2012


Ms. Magazine, September 18, 2012 Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) Stephen Woodworth has proposed a private-member bill calling for the study of when a baby becomes a human being. MP Woodworth’s motion (motion 312) would review part of the Canadian homicide Criminal Code which states that a fetus becomes a human being at the moment […]

What Vancouver women think about the US Republican Party’s “war on women”

August 30, 2012


Vancouver Observer, August 30, 2012 by Beth Hong While Clint Eastwood’s strange “invisible Obama chair” endorsement of Mitt Romney at the Republican National Convention last night took over news headlines and Twitter feeds this morning, many individual Americans and groups continue to focus their efforts on the Republican Party’s ‘war on women‘, a term referring […]

Canada: Federal private member’s motion M-312 ignites fetus debate

August 23, 2012


Straight, August 23, 2012 by Gail Johnson Parliament is set to debate if MPs should re-examine the definition of when a fetus is considered a human being. And local reaction is growing against and in favour of the potential review. Kitchener Centre Conservative MP Stephen Woodworth has put forward a private member’s motion (M-312) asking […]

The War on Women — and the War Within Women

May 15, 2012


Huffington Post, May 15, 2012 by Elizabeth Debold The War on Women has many fronts — here in the U.S., abroad, and across forums on the Internet. In the U.S., the range of hostilities spans the gamut from lewd (Limbaugh) to degrading (state-sanctioned vaginal penetration) to downright dangerous (making the murder of abortion providers “justifiable […]

Why Access to Abortion Care is Such an Urgent Need for Mothers Worldwide

May 11, 2012


RH Reality Check, May 11, 2012 by Britt Wahlin Mother’s Day is an opportunity for us to honor our own mothers and the mothers around the world who birth, feed, nurture, and teach their children. It is also an opportunity to reflect on the fact that motherhood should be a choice. All women should have […]

April 25, 2012


Digital Journal, April 25, 2012, Press Release OTTAWA, CNW/ – On the eve of the introduction of Conservative MP backbencher Stephen Woodworth’s anti-abortion private member’s bill, a determined group of women calling themselves the Radical Handmaids are getting together on Parliament Hill for a little “causeplay” in support of reproductive rights. Sporting red garments and […]

Pro-Choice Postcards: “Women’s Rights Not Up for Debate” and against Motion 312

April 3, 2012


Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada, April 3, 2012 These are postcards for mailing to MPs or the Prime Minister.  (Find your MP here.) Click on the postcard image (on original site) to view/download – see options below.  “Women’s Rights Not Up for Debate” “Women’s Rights Not Up for Debate” and along bottom: “Say no to […]

Canada: House of Commons to hold abortion-related debate in April

March 13, 2012

0, March 13, 2012 by Jordan Press OTTAWA — A controversial proposal from a Conservative backbencher to legally define fetuses as human beings — and reopen the abortion debate — will have its day in the House of Commons. Tory MP Stephen Woodworth wants Parliament to create a committee of politicians whose task it will […]