March 2013 - Motion 408: The Pretender. Mark Warawa's Motion 408 is actually a tool designed to re-open the abortion debate in Canada, and not to condemn discrimination against females.
December, 2012 - Motion 408 and sex-selection abortion: Pretending to care about women (published on Rabble.ca). Anti-choice Conservative Mark Warawa's call to "condemn discrimination against females occurring through sex-selective pregnancy termination" is ironic in light of the Conservative government's record of institutionalizing discrimination against women, and Warawa's own record of opposing safe and legal abortion for women.
September 2012 - "A Crushing Defeat
for Motion 312" - This is it! We're in the final few
weeks before the second debate (Sep 21) and the vote (Sep
take a moment to lend your voice to this campaign, by
gathering more paper petition signatures, asking
anti-choice MPs to oppose the motion, and reminding your
own MP to vote No. Let’s send Motion 312 back to the hell
hole it came from! Join ARCC’s “Crush Motion 312”
September 13, 2012 - Notable Canadian Women Oppose Motion 312. Fifty-six women leaders, authors, entertainers, politicians, union leaders, and others have signed this letter opposing Motion 312. The signatories ask that women MPs stand up for women’s rights and vote against the motion.March 2012 - Motion 312 - Action Alert! - This page has it all! Find links to a petition, sample letters, arguments, news, and actions to counter the Woodworth motion (M-312), which dangerously seeks to extend the definition of "human being" in Canada's Criminal Code to include fetuses, and thereby negate women's constitutional rights.
June 2010 - Our G8
petition was submitted to Prime Minister Harper on
June 23. Read our accompanying
letter to Harper, and our press
May 2010 - G8 Action Alert! There's many things you can do to help ensure that the G8 maternal/child health initiative will include funding for family planning and safe abortion. Sign a petition, write a letter, join a Facebook group, attend a forum, and more.
November 2008 - List of
Anti-Choice MP's after the October 2008 Election.
38% of all MPs have anti-choice records, including 68%
of the Conservative caucus, 25% of the Liberal caucus,
and 2 Independents. The stance of 21% of MPs is unknown.
October 2008 - A Liberal MP has introduced a bill to ban abortions past 20 weeks. (first written June 2006) Liberal MP Paul Steckle introduced a bill in 2006 to ban abortions after 20 weeks, and introduced it again in 2007. It may come back yet again! Read about what's wrong with this bill, and the true facts on late abortion in Canada.
September 2008 - National Call to Action with events across the country - Election 2008: "Don't Play With Women's Rights!" Check our Calendar of Events. Read speeches from Vancouver events.
September 2008 - A Harper Majority Government Would Pass Anti-Abortion Restrictions. At least 40% of MPs in the current Parliament have anti-choice records - 74% of the Conservative caucus, and 28% of the Liberal caucus. This page includes a complete list of all known anti-choice MP's and their recent voting records.
May 2008 - Arguments Against Bill C-537: "Protection of conscience rights in the health care profession." A bill introduced by Conservative MP Maurice Vellacott would violate patients' right to healthcare, as well as conflict with Prime Minister Harper's election promise not to legislate on abortion.
April 2008 - Oppose
Bill C-484! - The "Unborn Victims of Crime Act"
poses a serious danger to abortion rights and
women's rights. (Note: This link goes to a list of many
resources and articles on Bill C-484, which died when
the election was called in fall 2008.)
June 2006 - The Conservative minority government poses a danger to abortion rights and access. And it still does as long as they’re in government. Take action today!