This timeline tallies pro-choice victories in Canada over 2018. Included are service-related progress, court decisions, Ad Standards decisions, failed anti-choice endeavours, and other successes. SOURCE: Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada, by Zain Abdulla, 23 January 2019
he 7th International Parliamentarians’ Conference on the Implementation of the International Conference on Population and Development Programme of Action was held on 22-23 October 2018 in Ottawa and co-hosted by UNFPA, Global Affairs Canada, Canadian Association of Parliamentarians on Population and Development, and Action Canada for Sexual Rights. It brought together more than 130 parliamentarians and experts from over 70 countries.
Canada will continue to encourage other countries to offer more family planning services, Marie-Claude Bibeau, the International Development Minister said on 11 November. She said that reproductive and sexual education and access to contraception, and eventually abortion, are important steps in eliminating poverty, especially among women: “What we want is for each child and each pregnancy to be wanted, and for mothers to have the means, that they be ready to receive that child. To … Continued
This book examines and compares the stories of abortion access in Prince Edward Island, Canada, Northern Ireland and Ireland. It is co-edited by Dr Colleen MacQuarrie, Fiona Bloomer, Claire Pierson, and Shannon Stettner. It was launched on 19 November at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI). The book considers, for each island, the nature of the discourse of abortion on the island, the impact that restrictions have had, ongoing efforts to improve access, and … Continued
The Options for Pregnancy Termination (OPTions) Innovation Initiative is accepting proposals until 12 February 2019. The goal of the Initiative is to support bold ideas with big impact® on women’s and girls’ access to safe abortion in low- and middle-income countries. The Initiative seeks innovative and transformative approaches that put women and girls in control of where, when and how they terminate a pregnancy. The focus of this call is therefore to support the development … Continued