No Comment: “Pro-Life Pharmacist”

Being a pharmacy student is tough. Being a pro-life pharmacy student is even tougher. I am accused of making things up and I am always told that what we dispense over the counter are not abortifacients. It seems that the actual job is even tougher:  A couple of months ago a guy (yes, a guy) ...

Genocide Awareness Project Straight to Your Mail!

Desperate time call for desperate measures… If you live in Calgary, it is possible that you received a postcard with a GAP image (and no, I don’t mean a slim, retouched model promoting overprice apparel). The people behind it are from the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform, fronted by one self-righteous individual named Stephanie Grey, who had this ...

Stephen Woodworth Makes a Comeback

Much to my annoyance, Woodworth didn’t go away. I really did hope that he would, but given his pre-Xmas efforts to reignite the “debate” on women’s rights failed, he’s back for some more. “Don’t accept any law that says some human beings are not human beings! […] It’s because each of you is a journalist! At some point in ...

Stephen Woodworth’s Little Toe Debate

There’s been a lot of coverage on the (supposedly) potential re-opening of the abortion debate (yet, again) in the living rooms of the nation (not likely) and in the Parliament (highly unlikely). The latest attempt at igniting bickering comes courtesy of Kitchener Centre MP Stephen Woodworth. Badly timed, I think. I attended a family reunion over Christmas and ...

No Comment: Self-Styled Pro-Life “Feminist”

In this occasional feature, we present the best of amusing anti-choice nonsense, found online and elsewhere. In this case, I’m not discounting this woman’s experience with abortion; it is not always the right choice for everyone. However, what I do find funny is her lecture on what is “true” feminism.  The abortion debate is dishonest ...

Another Saturday at the Clinic

Some youthful bunch of enthusiastic (albeit sleep deprived, nonetheless) pro-lifers have decided that it is a good idea, for some reason, to literally tape over their mouths with the word “LIFE” scribbled on top of the pieces of the tape. They stand on the sidewalk across from the medical office building where the clinic is located. Sounds ...

Angela Lanfranchi is Not a Feminist

I feel like I’m going more and more annoyed as time passes with pro-lifers who think that it is feminist (for whatever reason), to deny women the right to our bodily integrity. And now, they are combining that strange hybrid of feminism and misogyny (see, it doesn’t make sense!) with their usual fear mongering of ...

Shoppers Drug Mart Locations Support Anti-Choice Orgs

It has come to my attention that the same company that happily provides me with birth control pills (and even Plan B) in exchange for my hard earned cash is equally happy to donate funds to crisis pregnancies centres through their annual Tree of Life campaign, which ended on October 14th. Some sane pro-choicer voiced ...

The Importance of Funding for Abortion Services

In light of some skewed statistics coming from Campaign Life Coalition & co., I was happy to come across a very well written essay by Joyce Arthur, Why Abortion Care Must Be Fully Funded.  Whereas some misogynist heartlessly dares to claim that abortion is a “lifestyle choice,” Joyce writes, Funding abortion is the right thing to do, despite some people’s ...

Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada and Pro-Life Comments on This Blog

Argh. Some time ago, one of my acquaintances was trying to cheer me up. She was trying to convince me that it is possible to turn positive into negative. She probably read one of those self-help books which I loathe and of course I didn’t buy her argument, until now.  I don’t approve comments that I get ...

Kelowna’s Anti-Choice Week

If you live near Kelowna, BC or plan to visit it anytime soon, there’s a good reason why you might want to boycott local tourism, businesses or wineries. It appears that the city is observing something called “Protect Human Life Week.” The city council has again caved in to the demands of some fringe pro-life ...

Non-Religious Pro-Lifers?

For the last few years (circa 2008 or when I started to pay attention to this anyway), the pro-life movement has been attempting to brand itself as non-religious. “Pro-life because we are pro-fetus… No, wait. This sounds better: Pro-life because we are pro-woman. There, that should fix it.” I wonder why. Perhaps harassing women outside ...