Open Letter: Resignation of Rona Ambrose re M-312

September 28, 2012
 

Stephen Harper
Office of the Prime Minister
80 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2
By e-mail: pm@pm.gc.ca
cc Minister Ambrose: rona.ambrose.c1a@parl.gc.ca

 

Re: Resignation of Rona Ambrose re M-312

 
The National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL), along with the
undersigned organizations, joins the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada in
demanding the immediate resignation of the Minister Responsible for the Status of
Women, Rona Ambrose. Women's right to reproductive choice has been a central
tenet of NAWL’s mission and principles since it was founded in 1974. We believe
that a woman's right to control if and when she chooses to reproduce is an essential
component of women's equality.
 
While it is profoundly disappointing that any MP would do so, it is appalling that
Minister Ambrose would support Motion 312, which is nothing more than a backdoor
attempt to reopen a legislative discussion about the legality of abortion in Canada.
As Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, Minister Ambrose has an
obligation not only to understand, but to ardently defend, the constitutionally
guaranteed equality rights of women in Canada, including their reproductive rights.
Minister Ambrose’s actions demonstrate that she is unqualified for the position, and
she should resign.
 
 
Sincerely,
 
JULIE SHUGARMAN
 
Executive Director
National Association of Women and the Law
www.nawl.ca
 
 

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