Abortion Around the World: Canada
In Canada for the past 21 years, abortion has been a health matter, not a criminal offence. How did Canada reach that goal, and what are the threats to choice in Canada today? In a new article posted in Alranz’s ‘Abortion Around the World’ section, Pat Syme explains the remarkable series of events, and the remarkable man, Dr Henry Morgentaler, that made it happen. But Canada’s enviable legal situation doesn’t mean there are no threats to choice. Click here to read the full article, or go to the 'Abortion Around the World' link on the left hand side of this page. We will be regularly adding to this section, so if you have interest or expertise in the state of reproductive rights somewhere overseas and would like to contribute a piece to ‘Abortion Around the World,’ let us know at safeandlegal(at)gmail(dot)com.
Meanwhile, in news from other corners of the globe, the famous Dutch abortion ship run by the group Women on Waves is under threat of being permanently docked. According to realitycheck.org,upcoming expeditions have been cancelled and the founder of the group, Rebecca Gomperts, says restrictions imposed by the Dutch government as well as rising anti-abortion threats and harassment have put the campaign at risk. Click here for the full article. Women on Waves is celebrating its 10th anniversary early next month in Amsterdam.