Feds denied summer job grants to 26 groups over abortion rights issue
JOANNA SMITH, OTTAWA
THE CANADIAN PRESS
AUGUST 29, 2019
The Liberal government denied youth summer job grants to about two dozen organizations this year because officials felt they were trying to weaken or limit access to abortion or sexual and reproductive health services.
Employment and Social Development Canada said it received 39,933 for the Canada Summer Jobs program this year, with only 403 of them being deemed ineligible for the funding under new rules that say the money cannot be used to undermine human rights.
Pro-choice groups call on Alberta Health Services to stop linking to anti-abortion organizations
By Kevin Maimann, StarMetro Edmonton
Mon., Nov. 19, 2018
EDMONTON—Pro-choice groups are calling on a government-run website to stop referring Albertans with reproductive health questions to agencies they deem anti-choice, transphobic and homophobic.
InformAlberta, an online directory of publicly funded or non-profit health, community and government organizations and services, links to anti-abortion groups and faith-based crisis pregnancy care centres — alongside legitimate medical resources — when users search terms such as abortion, sexual health education, teen pregnancy, and pregnancy test.
Google Maps is directing British women to fake abortion clinics
'These groups are not pro-life – they are anti-women'
Nov 5, 2018
Women in the UK seeking an abortion are being directed by Google Maps to pro-life organisations.
Search results for abortion clinics on the web mapping service suggest addresses and phone numbers for a number of “pregnancy crisis centres” - non-profit organisations which counsel pregnant women against having an abortion.
Funding threat to agencies that withhold abortion advice
Ellen Coyne, Senior Ireland Reporter
September 28 2018
Catholic crisis pregnancy agencies that refuse to give information on abortion are at risk of losing state funding, the health minister has said.
Simon Harris’s statement marks the first time that the government has threatened to withhold HSE funding from agencies that choose to not to provide advice on abortion for moral or religious reasons.
The Gospel of Shame: How Christian groups thwart the right to abortion
21 Sep 2018
Are faith-based NGOs breaking the law when they refuse to give women information on where to terminate their pregnancies?
Lerato Molefe stares blankly at the sign erected in the yard in front of her. Her eyes are fixed on the blue silhouette drawing of two women with bulging bellies.
“FREE pregnancy test” ... “Information on OPTIONS”, the sign reads.
Anti-abortion group plans media assault
Aaron Rogan, Senior Ireland Reporter
September 17 2018
A leading anti-abortion group is planning to launch a media platform in response to the result of the referendum on Eighth Amendment in May, a letter to supporters has revealed.
The Life Institute, which ran the Save the 8th campaign, sent its members a 13-page document detailing how it lost the referendum and how it would respond. “Plans for a serious collaboration to establish a new media platform are being put in place,” it said.
How university campuses became ground zero for Canada's abortion debate
WARNING: This story contains graphic images
Brett Bundale · The Canadian Press
Posted: Sep 09, 2018
University campuses have increasingly become a focal point of Canada's anti-abortion movement, prompting a fresh debate over free speech and questions about what critics call misleading tactics.
"On campuses across the country, we have seen a rise in anti-choice groups," said Trina James of the Canadian Federation of Students.
Google search results for abortion services promote anti-abortion centers
When users seek facilities for the procedure, Google Maps often presents ‘crisis pregnancy centers’ that discourage abortions
Sam Levin in San Francisco
Tue 13 Feb 2018
Google searches for abortion services direct users to anti-abortion centers across the US, according to a new report that has sparked concerns from reproductive rights’ groups.
In response to the question “Where can I get an abortion near me?”, Google Maps frequently suggests “crisis pregnancy centers”, which are often non-medical facilities that provide counseling meant to discourage women from having abortions.
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.
Anti-abortion clinic tells women sex and abortion could kill them
April 05, 2017
Unauthorized pregnancy crisis centers in Dublin are misleading expectant women about the risks of sex, abortion and contraception.
An undercover investigation for The Times found that the Ask Majella and Gianna Care advisory services telling women that contraception was a health risk, there was a link between abortion and breast cancer and sometimes sex even lead women to “die”.
Continued at source: Irish Central: http://www.irishcentral.com/news/anti-abortion-clinic-tells-women-sex-and-abortion-could-kill-them