The Hush International Trailer is an attention grabbing introduction to the award winning, riveting documentary, that tackles one of the most important and controversial issues of our time; abortion & women's health.
To watch the trailer visit: https://www.reelhouse.org/mightymotionpictures/hushfilm/hush-international-trailer
Our newest co-op student, Jade Meawasige, has watched the film and offers her reflection as a 16-year-old young woman faced with this startling information concerning women's health and what we are not being told.
Re: Abortion Delays Cited In New Study, Nov. 24.
There may be good reasons why mifepristone and misoprostol (RU-486) have not yet been legalized for medical abortions in Canada. Their failure rate in international studies ranges between 4% and 16% or higher. Medical abortions also have more adverse side effects than surgical abortion, and the children who survive them have a much higher incidence of birth defects, including Möbius syndrome.
Of course, almost every woman seeking an abortion does have a real alternative. She can carry her pregnancy to term.
Ian Gentles, research director, deVeber Institute for Bioethics, Toronto.
Two interesting abortion-related news items this week
There are known medical and reproductive risks associated with abortion. Why aren’t women warned?
Texas passed a law imposing informed consent on women seeking abortions. In future, women there will have a sonogram, with the heartbeat audible and the image of the fetus visible to them. They will also hear a description of how the unborn baby would develop. It is quite likely that many of them will think twice about aborting, and will consider other options.
At home the Canadian Medical Association Journal has urged delayed revelation of fetal sex to reduce alarming rates of female-fetus abortion in certain cultural communities.
A neurologist reveals startling facts about prenatal development research that has only recently came to light. Until the 1980's, it was assumed that the fetus and the newborn child could not sense pain.
Now leading researchers agree:
- The fetus perceives pain at 20 weeks gestation or even earlier.
- There is anatomical, physiological, and behavioural evidence of fetal pain.
- The fetus may experience pain more intensely than an adult.
Why has a recent review stated that a fetus cannot sense pain until 29 weeks?
What are the implications of this review for child centered pediatric medicine?
Dr. Paul Ranalli reveals the science and politics of fetal pain during this deVeber Institute annual public lecture.
Dr. Paul Ranalli, MD, FRCPC is a neurologist at the Humber River Regional Hospital, the Toronto Western Hospital, and the Toronto General Hospital. He is a lecturer and clinical instructor at the University of Toronto Medical School. Dr.