For a politician to be truly pro-choice, they must take a strong stance against any attempt to restrict abortion rights or access. O'Toole has made it clear he will not do so.
Joyce Arthur is the founder and Executive Director of the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada, a national pro-choice group in Canada.
Canada's pro-choice movement is in good fighting form, and stronger than ever. That's the undeniable conclusion after living through ongoing anti-choice activity over the last three months.
For the first time ever, an expert group has arrived at a majority consensus that the practice of so-called "conscientious objection" by health-care professionals should not be allowed.
Should taxpayers fund summer jobs for youth where they will be trained to challenge and oppose the Charter rights of others? Anti-choice groups have been using the Canada Summer Jobs fund for years.
This year has seen an increase in the pool of providers and growth in the universal coverage of abortion drug Mifegymiso. Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada reports on the progress made.
A video that compares abortion to the Holocaust was shown in March at a Catholic high school in Red Deer, Alberta. Yes, that's right -- women who have abortions are equivalent to genocidal Nazis.
How is it possible that in the year 2015, some Canadians still can't access abortion in their own province and are being forced to risk their health and safety? It's anti-choice politics all the way.
A Christian doctors' group is throwing a tantrum over a new requirement that Ontario physicians must refer patients appropriately when they refuse to provide a health-care service.
We must defend and exercise the right to blasphemy, not criminalize it, or silence ourselves out of fear. One small start would be to repeal Canada's blasphemy law as an unconstitutional anachronism.
What's on the horizon for reproductive rights in Canada for 2015? Let's take a look back at 2014, especially at some ongoing initiatives that may prove very fruitful for 2015.