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Anti-choice battle being waged on Canadian streets

Photo: Jenn Farr

The group 40 days for life has once again set itself up on Bank Street in Ottawa, across the street from the Morgentaler abortion clinic.

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Anti-choice rhetoric: It's all around us

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Pro-choice organizations in Nova Scotia recently ran a successful grassroots campaign to counteract anti-choice advertising on buses. But who is behind anti-choice ads in Canada?

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Buyer beware: A guide to anti-choice advertising

Two pro-choice organizations in Nova Scotia recently ran a successful grassroots campaign to counteract anti-choice advertising on buses in Halifax, raising enough money to produce their own ads for the sexual and reproductive health services that they offer in their clinics. A petition is also calling to remove the anti-choice ads. Their campaign was driven by seeing an uptick in ads presenting misinformation and false claims about the risk of abortion on local transit.

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Undermining democracy and human rights: A cautionary tale about anti-choice politics

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Last week, Parliament and the pro-choice movement got a temporary reprieve from the relentless onslaught of anti-choice motions and bills introduced by Conservative backbenchers who won't take Harper's "No abortion debate allowed" for an answer. Not a single one made the list of pending private members' business for this session.

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Defunding abortion: A non-starter

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The anti-choice movement has launched a national campaign to try to convince provinces to defund abortion. This campaign is the latest of numerous attempts over the years to defund abortion in several provinces (including B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Ontario), beginning immediately after the Supreme Court struck down Canada's abortion law in 1988.

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Anti-choice centres lose lawsuit: What does it all mean?

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Has Canada's anti-choice movement been gaining the upper hand over the last few years? It might seem that way sometimes, and a recent in-depth piece in Maisonneuve raises the spectre of a new "culture war" around abortion, led by energetic young "pro-lifers". But there's another way to look at it, especially taking into account some pro-choice victories.

November 9, 2012 |
The Governor General must retract two medals given to habitual anti-abortion criminals.
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Anti-choice failures are no reason to give them an inch

Pro-choice presence at 2011 March for "Life". Photo: Jenn Farr/Flickr

This month, Canada's Parliament will vote on whether to re-open the thorny issue that has bedeviled philosophers and theologians for over two millennia: Are women human beings?

June 4, 2012 |
That's the headline we want to see when we wake up on June 14, the day after the vote on Motion 312, Conservative MP Stephen Woodworth's attempt to turn back the clock on women's rights.
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