NAWL calls for Rona Ambrose’s resignation as the the Minister Responsible for the Status of Women 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 […]

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Abortion and Reproductive Rights

Women’s reproductive rights, including the right to abortion, are increasingly under attack in North America. In 2006, the South Dakota Legislature voted a law that would make it a crime for doctors to perform an abortion unless it was necessary to save a woman’s life. The law makes no exception for cases of rape or […]

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Brief to the Legislative Committee on Bill C-43, An Act Respecting Abortion

This brief explains in detail why Bill C-43 is fundamentally flawed. Some of the reasons are that this is an inappropriate use of the criminal law, that it will open a door to legal harassment of women and doctors and that its provisions violate women’s Charter rights. [pdf-embedder url=”https://nawl.ca/wp-content/uploads/1990/02/ISBN0929049489.pdf” title=”Brief to the Legislative Committee on […]

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A Response to Crimes Against the Foetus, the Law Reform Commission of Canada’s Working Paper #58

Takes issue with the Law Reform Commission’s proposal to create a crime of harm to or destruction of the foetus. Argues that the commission fails its own test for the criminalization of behaviour and that the commission displays little understanding of women’s rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. [pdf-embedder url=”https://nawl.ca/wp-content/uploads/1989/11/ISBN0929049470.pdf” title=”A Response […]

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Morgentaler et al v. the Queen: Summary of the Arguments Made by Defence Counsel on Appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada, October 1986

[pdf-embedder url=”https://nawl.ca/wp-content/uploads/1986/10/ISBN0929049349.pdf” title=”Morgentaler et al v. the Queen: Summary of the Arguments Made by Defence Counsel on Appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada, October 1986 “] […]

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Update on the Abortion Law in Canada

An analysis of the legal issues arising out of Dr. Morgentaler’s trial in Toronto. Includes a chronological review of events that explain the 1985 state of the law, and the potential impact of the Charter on future challenges to anti-abortion laws. [pdf-embedder url=”https://nawl.ca/wp-content/uploads/1985/08/ISBN092085320X.pdf” title=”Update on the Abortion Law in Canada”] […]

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Abortion Law and Improved Abortion Services

Examination of the present laws relating to therapeutic abortions in Canada. Includes a historical account of the origins of the abortion law, its reform in Britain and in Canada. [pdf-embedder url=”https://nawl.ca/wp-content/uploads/1982/09/ISBN0920853005.pdf” title=”Abortion Law and Improved Abortion Services”] […]

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