We look at abuses in Canadian prisons, a solidarity action in support of grand jury resisters and G20 prisoners, actions against austerity and more.
Melissa Graham and Jesse McLaren
Rona Ambrose, Minister for Status of Women, voted in September to support the anti-choice Motion 312 in order to "raise concern about discrimination by sex-selection abortion."
The Governor General must retract two medals given to habitual anti-abortion criminals.
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."
Minister Rona Ambrose's vote in support of M312 was only one action in a long line that illustrates the Harper government's steady institutional disempowerment of women in Canada.
M13 debate, crashiversary, and indigenous women speak out about the tar sands
PM Harper is not interested in opening the abortion debate because he knows he, and the Conservative Party of Canada, will lose.
There has been an interesting change of direction from the Canadian far right over Stephen Woodworth's "science," revealing how and why Canada's far right isn't particularly interested in it.
Does our fight for reproductive rights marginalize other struggles? Do women's bodies still matter for the feminist movement?
While there's much to celebrate in the outcome of the London Family Planning Summit, some concerns need to be addressed if the global community truly hopes to cut the high death toll from pregnancy.