It seems that even doctors who have no problem with abortion see the need for changes to the current Canadian laws (via this excellent, comprehensive article by Tristan Hopper in today’s National Post– Live-birth abortions a perilous grey zone in Canada’s criminal code):
…Requiring medical staff to examine a fetus for vital signs — even when medical intervention could not possibly ensure its survival — is the bizarre consequence of the fact that, ungoverned by a legal framework for abortions, Canadian fetuses exist in a legal no-man’s-land between birth and death.
In the U.K., where abortions are regulated by the 1967 Abortion Act, any heartbeat of a fetus would be irrelevant, as the procedure would be noted as a pregnancy termination regardless.
“This is a quirk of Canadian law … all of us would like to see changes to the law that would not necessitate these live birth and death certificates, but until that happens we’re stuck with that number,” said Dr. Black.
How utterly inconvenient. Surely the NDP could take up this noble cause.
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‘Homicide’ or not, abortion is a subject that too few Canadian politicians are willing to tackle – Jonathan Kay, National Post:
The fact is that Canada is the only nation in the Western world without any abortion law.
Shhhhh!!! You can’t say that Jonathan! The truth is discriminatory against women.
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Abortion Myths (Especially Myth #9)
Dr. Will Johnston, president of Canadian Physicians for Life, in a statement emailed to LifeSiteNews last week pointed out the hypocrisy of the Canadian Medical Association: “CMA delegates worry about children not exercising enough or not wearing bicycle helmets, while over one hundred thousand children go missing from our playgrounds every year because they were killed by abortion.”
Jonathan Kay: Some questions for Carolyn Bennett (and my other pro-choice critics) – Post