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Wed Aug 15, 2012, 02:29 PM

Canadian doctors to Ottawa: don't recriminalize abortion

Doctors call on Ottawa to reject ‘backdoor’ attempt to recriminalize abortion

At the general council meeting of the Canadian Medical Association on Wednesday, delegates called on the federal government to reject attempts by a Conservative backbench MP to amend the Criminal Code so that a fetus is defined as a human being.

“This constitutes the criminalization of abortion or any form of contraception,” said Dr. Genevičve Desbiens, a urologist from Valleyfield, Que. “This change could even prevent a pregnant woman from travelling or taking certain drug treatments,” she said.

Dr. Desbiens also warned that doctors who counsel or provide abortion services could become criminals.

Good - I'm glad the CMA took this position.


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Lucy Goosey Aug 2012 OP
polly7 Aug 2012 #1

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Fri Aug 24, 2012, 09:55 AM

1. K&R and thanks for this. nt.

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