Pre-Born Human Rights

04 Aug 2010 News Release: The Truth Comes Out – Canadians Want Restrictions on Abortion

(www.ARPACanada.ca, August 4, 2010): A newly-released Angus Reid public opinion poll reveals some startling findings on abortion that blow apart the myth that the abortion debate is settled in Canada. In its ten page news release, Angus Reid highlighted that only 21% of Canadians know that there are no legal restrictions on abortion in Canada. Even more astounding, when the respondents were told about the reality of the lack of abortion laws and then asked which option they would prefer to regulate abortion, only 27% wanted the status-quo to be maintained. Less than half of the respondents (44%) think that abortions should be publicly funded and a majority think that women under the age of 18 should have to get consent from their parents or legal guardian to get an abortion. To add to all of this, a whopping 79% "would support provincial legislation demanding that health care workers give information about alternatives to abortion to pregnant women."
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23 Jun 2010 Ontario’s Highest Court: Ob/Gyns Owe Care to Unborn Child

By Patrick B. Craine TORONTO, Ontario, June 21, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Ontario’s highest court has confirmed that obstetricians are charged with caring for the unborn child as well as his or her mother.  In a Thursday ruling the Ontario Court of Appeal upheld the judgment of the Ontario Superior Court in a preliminary hearing to a malpractice suit filed against Guelph General Hospital by the Liebig family. In an unanimous decision, the five-judge panel denied the appeal based on the “very long and well-established” legal precedent that an infant “may sue for damages sustained as a result of the negligence of health care providers during labour and delivery.”
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02 Jun 2010 Hundreds of Post-Viability Abortions Every Year in Canada

Busting the abortion myths: There are two such myths in Canada: One is that there is a general consensus on the issue and the other is that late-term abortions are rare. Both are wrong By MARGARET SOMERVILLE, Montreal Gazette, June 2, 2010: It's an oft-repeated truism in ethics: "Good facts are essential for good ethics." So surely we need the facts about an issue as ethically fraught as abortion. Yet not only do we not have them, but they are intentionally not gathered or, if some are or might...

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31 May 2010 Defying Common Sense: The Criminal Code and the Being-Born, Newly-Born and Unborn Child

By André Schutten (From EFC's Activate CFPL): In conversation with a friend, the topic of the legality of abortion came up. Although my friend has been a licensed practicing nurse for a few years, he was shocked to find out that in Canada an abortion can be legally procured throughout all three trimesters, up until the moment of birth. It took a few minutes to convince him that I was deadly serious (pardon the pun). I think my friend’s ignorance of the reality that is Canada’s refusal to protect its...

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