The reaction of Canada's pro-choice movement to the vote on M-312 does not reflect short-sighted ingratitude -- it reflects an understanding of the relentless risks to women's human rights.
This month, Hennessy's Index looks at abortion rights in Canada and the numbers behind M312, a federal backbencher's private motion "that sought to re-examine how Canadian law defines a human being."
Jill Cambridge writes about Global Campaign for the Decriminalization of Abortion and Motion 312.
ARCC's online petition against Motion 312 has garnered nearly 20,000 signatures, and was sent to Ottawa.
David J. Climenhaga
Edmonton-St. Albert MP Brent Rathgeber can try to justify his vote as he wishes, but he's taking a stand against reproductive choice. Period. No excuses. No opportunity for appeal.
This educational filmstrip celebrates the brave efforts of Canadian MP Stephen Woodworth and his single-minded quest to understand the uterus.
PM Harper is not interested in opening the abortion debate because he knows he, and the Conservative Party of Canada, will lose.
The Canadian women's movement can't afford to look the other way. We must fight right-wing attempts to erase women's gains, even if those attempts have little chance of success.
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.