Filtered By - Abortion

  • National Post Unborn babies will stay persons in fact, but not in law Tuesday May 3rd, 2016
    In December 2014 Cassandra Kaake of Windsor, Ont., was murdered in her seventh month of pregnancy, and so her already-named unborn baby Molly died as well. To Casandra’s husband and mother, Molly didn’t just “die.” She was a murder victim, in moral terms exactly as if she had been killed while nursing at her mother’s breast. But the Criminal Code conta...
  • National Post Sex-selection abortion versus a girl’s right to live Tuesday April 19th, 2016
    An ingenious social media campaign, #280today, succinctly conveys the estimated number of pregnancies terminated every day in Canada by induced abortion. That comes out to over 100,000 a year. Canadians who support a woman’s right to an abortion are sympathetic to, or at least non-judgmental, regarding most of the reasons women decide to have an abortion. But there is one tha...
  • National Post Tough questions on the health risks of abortion remain Friday October 23rd, 2015
    October is International Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Upcoming, November is International Preterm Birth Awareness Month. “Uh oh,” I can almost hear certain pro-choice stakeholders muttering: “Is she actually going there?” Yep. Fasten your seat belts, readers. Like they say in those corny action movies, “I’m going in!” "In” is t...
  • National Post Sit back, relax, and enjoy your abortion Wednesday April 1st, 2015
    Having a “spa day” used to mean several hours of delicious relaxation, grooming and a temporary respite from the toll-taking stresses of a busy woman’s multi-tasking life. The highlight of the typical spa day is the massage – skilled hands kneading the flesh to release knots of tension and rid the body of harmful toxins – which gives the recipient the welcom...
  • National Post Justin Trudeau’s ‘Pro-Choice Charter of Values’ Wednesday May 14th, 2014
    On the issue of abortion, Justin Trudeau has always been pro-choice. But last week we were informed that he is now “resolutely” pro-choice.   Practically speaking, “resolutely” apparently means that Justin cannot tolerate sitting in the same caucus with anyone who believes a baby at an advanced state of gestation has the moral right to live, or wh...
  • National Post When the ‘choice’ isn’t her own Friday March 7th, 2014
    Australian celebrity Charlotte Dawson seemed to have it all: beauty, brains, success and, for a time, “the love of my life” in ex-husband, elite swimmer Scott Miller. Last week the 39-year old former model and TV personality hanged herself in her apartment. Various mainstream media accounts link Charlotte’s suicide, and a previous 2012 suicide attempt, to depressi...
  • National Post Hard truths about abortion Wednesday December 11th, 2013
    One in 10 new cancers worldwide is a female breast cancer. And North American rates of breast cancer are the highest in the world. While there is no magic bullet assuring prevention, epidemiological studies provide us with long-established odds-boosting factors: Have children; have many children; start early. But these guidelines do not sit well with current social and cultural nor...
  • National Post In small towns, conformity is the law Thursday July 25th, 2013
    The headline reads, “Fewer rural doctors willing to perform abortions as health workers face increased hostility in small towns.” Without even reading the news account, I knew this was a story about the enormous power of socially homogeneous communities to subdue non-conformity in people from outside through threats of — or actual — shunning. And so it prove...
  • National Post When does life begin? Ottawa doesn’t want to know Wednesday May 8th, 2013
    The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that a woman accused of hiding her dead baby in a plastic bag must once again stand trial. In a unanimous 7-0 decision Friday, the Supreme Court upheld an appeal court decision to order a new trial for Ivana Levkovic. Levkovic said she was alone in her Mississauga, Ont., apartment in the spring of 2006 when she fell and delivered a baby girl, whi...
  • National Post Ottawa panders to ethnicity over gendercide Saturday March 30th, 2013
    A 2011 Environics poll found that 92% of respondents opposed sex-selective abortion on moral grounds, and a January 2012 Angus Reid poll found about two-thirds of respondents (about half of them women) favoured laws prohibiting sex-selective abortion. Add to that the fact that, morality aside, sex selection on a mass scale in regions where cultural tradition assigns greater value t...
  • National Post Abortion “House of Horrors” reflected pro-Choice views on ending life Tuesday March 19th, 2013
    A notorious West Philadelphia abortion provider has come to trial on charges of killing one woman (3rd degree murder) by an overdose of anaesthetic and seven babies allegedly born alive in illegal late-term abortions (1st degree murder). The case promises to be emotive and controversial – not only because abortion, especially late-term abortion, is inherently a morally fraught issu...
  • National Post Apples, oranges and aborted babies Friday February 1st, 2013
    Abortion is legal in Canada. Yeah, we get that. Hear it a lot. A lot. So is driving a car. But driving is a regulated activity, and so far none of the many driving regulations that help to save lives has ever plunged us down that slippery slope to denying people the right to buy a car. And when I say “save lives” in this analogous way, I am not being coy. I am talking about r...
  • National Post Barbara Kay on sex-selective abortion: The ‘war on women’ that dares not speak its name Wednesday December 19th, 2012
    Since the dawn of the modern pro-choice movement, liberal activists have done their best to equate abortion-on-demand with women’s rights. Make access to abortion easier, the theory goes, and you automatically empower women. But then ultrasound technology, combined with a preference for male children in patriarchal cultures, produced the specter of gendercide — the systematic...
  • National Post Abortion trips on its Achilles heel Friday December 7th, 2012
    Conservative backbencher Mark Warawa is making life miserable for the opposition. He has asked the Commons to approve a motion – M408 – to “condemn discrimination against females occurring through sex-selective pregnancy termination.” This is a clever motion, because Warawa is not asking for any legislation to outlaw the practice; he is only asking for a motion of...
  • National Post What is it about informed consent that frightens abortion advocates? Thursday October 4th, 2012
    I think we’re going about this abortion debate the wrong way. We all know when life begins in the DNA sense: It begins at conception. The only people who have a bulletproof logical position on abortion are those for whom it is never ever permissible, because it is murder at any stage of gestation. But that’s not most of us. Most of us believe abortion is admissible under cert...
  • National Post A right to abortion doesn’t outweigh the right to know the risks Wednesday July 11th, 2012
    Nobody disputes the fact that preterm birth (PTB) is a risk factor for a number of infant and childhod afflictions. The more extreme the prematurity, the worse the problems. The most feared risk associated with extreme PTB is cerebral palsy, but PTBs have also been linked to autism and diminished cognitive capacity, amongst others. Most physical deficits linked to PTB are readily apparent at...
  • National Post Confronting abortion, ‘the defining moral conflict of our epoch’ Wednesday May 9th, 2012
    Canada is the only developed country in the world with no abortion law. This political vacuum suits liberals and libertarians, but discomfits many other Canadians. Since the issue is being strenuously ignored at the highest levels of government (witness the Conservatives’ horror at a recent private-member’s bill arising from their own caucus), we must look elsewhere for investiga...
  • National Post Culture, statistics back up churches Tuesday April 24th, 2012
     Barbara Kay, National Post · Apr. 23, 2012 | Last Updated: Apr. 23, 2012 2:02 AM ET Three churches so far have launched an internal investigation of their historic maternity home practices, following hard on the heels of an in-depth investigation by the National Post on coerced adoptions of unwed mothers' babies. The Post series featured some q...
  • National Post Too controversial to question Wednesday January 18th, 2012
    Two interesting abortionrelated news items this week. Texas passed a law imposing informed consent on women seeking abortions. In future, women there will have a sonogram, with the heartbeat audible and the image of the fetus visible to them. They will also hear a description of how the unborn baby would develop. It is quite likely that many of them will think twice about abort...
  • National Post Motives matter in the abortion debate Wednesday August 31st, 2011
     There are only two polemically unassailable positions on abortion: (1) never, because it is always murder; and (2) whenever, because an unborn baby is part of the mother's body, hers to dispense with as she wants. The vast majority of Canadians' views may not stand up to perfect logic and consistency. Nevertheless, they fall somewhere in between. Most of us condone abortio...
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