How Canada’s growing anti-abortion movement plans to swing the next federal election

How Canada’s growing anti-abortion movement plans to swing the next federal election
Anti-abortion lobbyists cheered Ontario’s election as evidence of success. Next up: an ambitious strategy for 2019.

Anne Kingston
Sep 12, 2018

When Doug Ford, newly minted as leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario, took the stage at the party’s leadership convention last March, he conspicuously thanked one person standing behind him: Tanya Granic Allen, an outspoken social conservative and leadership hopeful. Ford spoke of his intent “to return our province to where it belongs” before making a show of shaking Granic Allen’s hand. It was a small gesture with big import that would have been missed by many: Ford’s debt to “socons” and, specifically, the anti-abortion lobby that enabled his win.

Granic Allen was the top choice of Campaign Life Coalition (CLC), a national group that works to nominate and elect candidates who oppose abortion at all levels of government, CLC vice-president Jeff Gunnarson tells Maclean’s.

Continued: https://www.macleans.ca/politics/how-canadas-growing-anti-abortion-movement-plans-to-swing-the-next-federal-election/

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Canada – No-go abortion clinic zones in Alberta bill

No-go abortion clinic zones in Alberta bill
News Apr 5, 2018

EDMONTON — Alberta has introduced legislation to keep protesters at least 50 metres away from abortion clinics, and to make it illegal for demonstrators to video, record audio or take pictures of people entering or leaving the building.

The province would also, if asked, designate similar no-go zones around homes and offices of doctors and other staff who provide abortions.

Continued: https://www.northumberlandnews.com/news-story/8376269-no-go-abortion-clinic-zones-in-alberta-bill/

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Canada – Bill to set 50-metre, no-protester zone around Alberta abortion clinics

Bill to set 50-metre, no-protester zone around Alberta abortion clinics

'It is a great day for women who need this': Proposed legislation carries $10,000 fine for repeat offenders

Michelle Bellefontaine · CBC News
Posted: Apr 05, 2018

Protesters who repeatedly violate a "safe zone" proposed for Alberta's two stand-alone abortion clinics could face a maximum $10,000 fine under proposed legislation introduced Thursday.

Bill 9, the Protecting Choice for Women Accessing Health Care Act, would mean protesters could not stand within 50-metre zones of the Kensington Clinic in Calgary and Women's Health Options in Edmonton.

Continued: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/bill-to-set-50-metre-no-protester-zone-around-alberta-abortion-clinics-1.4607088

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Abortion pill’s Canadian launch delayed by lack of coverage, distribution rules

Abortion pill's Canadian launch delayed by lack of coverage, distribution rules

Kelly Grant - HEALTH REPORTER
The Globe and Mail
Published Wednesday, Mar. 01, 2017

The Canadian launch of the abortion pill is proceeding more slowly than expected, with only five abortion clinics and a handful of big-city pharmacies across the country ordering the medication since its debut in January.

Abortion providers say confusion over distribution rules and a lack of public drug coverage are partly behind the sluggish introduction of Mifegymiso, a $300 pill combination that supporters hope will eventually make it easier for rural and small-town women to end their unwanted pregnancies.

“It’s been terribly slow,” Ellen Wiebe, the medical director of the Willow Women’s Clinic in Vancouver, said of the abortion pill’s roll-out. “We’re the big customer. That shouldn’t be. It should be all over the country.”

Continued at source: Globe & Mail: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/abortion-pills-canadian-launch-delayed-by-lack-of-coverage-distribution-rules/article34181063/

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Long-awaited abortion pill Mifegymiso makes Canadian debut

Long-awaited abortion pill Mifegymiso makes Canadian debut
Kelly Grant - HEALTH REPORTER

The Globe and Mail

Published Friday, Jan. 20, 2017

The abortion pill is finally available in Canada.

The first shipments of Mifegymiso arrived earlier this week at two women’s health clinics in Vancouver and Calgary, marking the beginning of a potential sea change in how women in Canada choose to end their pregnancies.

“We were over the moon,” said Celia Posyniak, the executive director of Calgary’s Kensington Clinic, the first place in the country to provide the medication to a patient. “There’s a few of us who’ve been here for 25 years or more and we’ve been waiting for it for all that time. Canada was definitely a laggard.”

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Source, Globe & Mail: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/long-awaited-abortion-pill-mifegymiso-rolls-out-in-canada/article33695167/

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