Dear Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Honourable Minister Bibeau, and Honourable Minister Monsef,
As a research institute dedicated to researching the short and long term effects of abortion on women, men, and families worldwide, we are greatly concerned with your recent decision to include abortion related procedures in the $650 million to be allocated towards women’s health and rights around the world.
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.