The pro-choice movement will defeat any threats to abortion rights - 2019-08-08
Canada's pro-choice movement is in good fighting form, and stronger than ever. That's the undeniable conclusion after living through the roller-coaster ride of anti-choice activity over the last three months.
First, we saw the annual March for Life on Ottawa's Parliament Hill on May 9, as well as anti-choice rallies in cities across Canada including Toronto for the first time. Many anti-choice Parliamentarians attended these events and some spoke out, including Ontario MPP Sam Oosterhoff, with his infamous comment, "We pledge to make abortion unthinkable in our lifetime."
Only five days later came the shocking news that Alabama had passed a near-total ban on abortion. But it wasn't just Alabama -- at least nine U.S. states have recently passed laws that prohibit abortion after six or eight weeks of pregnancy.