Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Brief shows abortion is not just a federal issue

Campaign Life Coalition welcomes report
Campaign Life Coalition (CLC) lobbyist Johanne Brownrigg protests outside former
Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty's office at a Defund Abortion mini-rally Oct. 13.
The CLC is welcoming a new Evangelical Fellowship of Canada brief that
examines Canada's abortion law. Photo by Deborah Gyapong / CCN.
The B.C. Catholic has a story by Deborah Gyapong about The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada's brief on taxpayer funding of abortion. The brief was welcomed by Campaign Life Coalition's Defund Abortion organizer:
The Nov. 21 brief explains the background of the present legal vacuum regarding abortion in Canada, and examines the law and relevant court opinions related to taxpayer funding.

“Contrary to popular political mythology, provinces are not required to pay for abortion procedures,” the EFC brief said. It also points out public opinion surveys show only 44 per cent of Canadians support the present taxpayer funding of all requested abortions; 39 per cent said abortions should only be paid for in cases of medical emergency and 10 per cent said abortion should not be taxpayer-funded at all.

“I think it was great,” said CLC youth coordinator Alissa Golob who has been running the CLC’s Defund Abortion campaign. “It demonstrates public opinion on this topic and it also reinforces the fact that this is a provincial issue not a federal issue.”

“We need to take this up with the MPPs, at Queen’s Park and start at the grassroots level for individual constituencies,” Golob said.
Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.

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