End of the Semester News

Well the semester is finally over. I love this time of year. I’ve been attached to or working at a university all of my adult life, and this time of year always feel exciting to me. Now that I have some time to catch up on reproductive news, there are few things of interest. First, … Continue reading

West Coast LEAF Position Paper on Abortion and Contraception

West Coast LEAF has published a new position paper on women’s rights to abortion care and contraception. From their website: “West Coast LEAF was built on a pro-choice foundation. This position paper sets out eight principles that we believe form the basis of women’s rights to access abortion and contraception in Canada.” http://www.westcoastleaf.org/userfiles/file/Position%20Paper%20abortion%20and%20contraception%202013.pdf    

Motion 408 news

Here’s the news on Motion 408 in case you need some details or are wondering what it is all about. Motion 408 is a Motion by Conservative MP Mark Warawa to condemn sex-selective abortion. It is another attempt at criminalizing abortion, and does nothing to address any of the reasons why sex-selective abortion exists.  It … Continue reading

Anti-news, but also positive news

Some more anti- choice news:  Conservatives continue to attack abortion with Wladyslaw Lizon, Member of Parliament for Mississauga Cooksville East, trying to get the RCMP to investigate late-term abortions as murders. As others have noted, it’s important to see these seemingly “crazy” or “far-fetched” moves as part of a bigger picture and in relation to other attempts … Continue reading