Canada: Should anti-abortion groups be allowed to register as charities?

Should anti-abortion groups be allowed to register as charities?

By Amanda Connolly National Online Journalist Global News
January 16, 2018

Of the close to 300 branches of anti-abortion groups listed in a new accounting of such organizations in Canada, 77 per cent appear to hold charitable status.

But should they be?

For years, the answer from reproductive rights advocates has been a resounding “No,” but those calls have gained little traction politically among successive governments, either Conservative or Liberal.

Continued: https://globalnews.ca/news/3961321/anti-abortion-groups-registered-charity/

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UK: Anti-abortion group in tampon tax row removes death penalty comparison

Anti-abortion group in tampon tax row removes death penalty comparison

Charity comes under criticism for receiving £250,000 from government’s tampon tax, but insists support services are unbiased and non-judgemental

by Alice Ross
Monday 3 April 2017

A charity that has been given £250,000 from the government’s so-called tampon tax fund has scrubbed language describing abortion after rape as a “death penalty” from its website after being challenged on it.

The Life charity has now said it will do a full review of its website to remove offensive language, after the Guardian pointed out that the same article referred to abortion in cases of disability as a “death sentence”.

Continued at link: The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/apr/03/anti-abortion-group-scrubs-likening-abortion-after-to-death-penalty

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UK: Anger as £250,000 of tampon tax funding goes to an anti-abortion charity

Anger as £250,000 of tampon tax funding goes to an anti-abortion charity
Anger has erupted at £250,000 of VAT on sanitary products being given to Life, which campaigns against abortion and offers a "positive alternative"

ByDan Bloom

2 APR 2017

Campaigners have voiced their anger after it emerged tax on tampons is helping fund an anti-abortion charity.

VAT on sanitary products worth £250,000 is being given to Life, which describes itself as "one of the country's largest and oldest pro-life organisations."

Its website's front page states: "Life has been speaking out against abortion and offering a positive alternative to it since 1970."

Continued at source: The Mirror: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/anger-250k-tampon-tax-funding-10143563

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