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.
David J. Climenhaga
The Wildrose Party’s precisely worded policy statements left the door ajar to policy directions such as delisting abortion services strongly opposed by most voters.
What Stephen Woodworth's "toe in the birth canal" argument attempts to deflect attention from, while attempting to change the social conversation in Canada.
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.