NAWL signs Joint Statement calling on Canada to end sterilization of Indigenous women without consent

NAWL signs Joint Statement calling on Canada to end sterilization of Indigenous women without consent: Agissons rapidement pour faire cesser la stérilisation des femmes autochtones sans leur consentementAgissons rapidement pour faire cesser la stérilisation des femmes autochtones sans leur consentement […]

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Action Canada & NAWL respond to 2019 Canada Summer Jobs Program

In response to the 2018 Canada Summer Jobs Program, Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights (Action Canada) and the National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) shared an open letter supporting changes made to the Program. A copy of the open letter can be found here. The framework for the 2019 Canada Summer […]

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Assisted Human Reproduction Act Update

The NAWL Reproductive Technologies Working Group will be meeting in Montreal in early June 2007 to formulate NAWL’s position on the Assisted Human Reproduction Act, which is due for review, likely after the next election. The Act reflects Canada’s position on an array of controversial bioethics issues relating to assisted reproduction such as embryo research, […]

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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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Feminist Perspectives on the Draft Federal Assisted Human Reproduction Act

Cet article est disponible uniquement en anglais. In May 2001, former Health Minister Allan Rock publicized draft federal legislation on assisted human reproduction (AHR) (Health Canada documents on AHR, including the draft Act, can be found at: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/english/protection/biologics_genetics/reproduction/index.htm). The draft Act represents the culmination of a lengthy movement toward the regulation of reproductive technology in […]

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Consent to Treatment and Substitute Decision Making

NAWL responded to Ontario legislation that recognizes a new category of “partners” (in addition to spouses). The document comments on the implications of this category for lesbian and gay partners, and advocates for a guarantee of explicit consent to treatment for pregnant women. [pdf-embedder url=”https://nawl.ca/wp-content/uploads/1991/09/ISBN0929049624.pdf” title=”Consent to Treatment and Substitute Decision Making “] […]

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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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